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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist.

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I am having numbness and pain in my left arm and it goes all the way down to my fingers. What would be the cause of this.

I am having numbness and pain in my left arm and it goes all the way down to my fingers. What would be the cause of this.

Some thots: This could be associated with a nerve compression in the neck, but could also represent compression of the brachial plexus, or at elbow or wrist. Need to sort out cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Left arm symptoms sometimes involve cardiac problems. Get evaluation.

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I have been experiencing these temporary chest pains that seem to last 8 - 12 minutes. I experience numbness in my left arm. It is happening about once or twice a month. What is the cause of this?

I have been experiencing these temporary chest pains that seem to last 8 - 12 minutes. I experience numbness in my left arm. It is happening about once or twice a month. What is the cause of this?

Seek help NOW: Instead of seeking medical advice on here just set up an appointment with your doctor you may need to be seen by a cardiologist. Something like that needs to be addressed now and test should be run.

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery.

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve.

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, I recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc.

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What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

You may have: Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer.

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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information.

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What causes tingling all over the body, tingling and pain in the toes and fingers, and numbness on and off in the left arm?

What causes tingling all over the body, tingling and pain in the toes and fingers, and numbness on and off in the left arm?

Heart attack: Not knowing your age and health status I would suggest immediate medical attention to rule out some serious medical condition as a heart attack or impending stroke.

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably: Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief.

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What causes pain on the inside of my upper left arm and numbness/tingling in my left hand?

What causes pain on the inside of my upper left arm and numbness/tingling in my left hand?

CTS?: I suspect there is no connection between the pain in your arm and the numbness and tingling (paresthesia) in your hand. The most common cause for paresthesia in the hand is carpel tunnel syndrome. See http://bit. Ly/1xl3qje For more specific advice please consider an online consultation with a Health Tap physician. Best wishes.

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I have a stabbing chest pain behind heart and numbness of left arm. What could be the cause of this?

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I have a stabbing chest pain behind heart and numbness of left arm. What could be the cause of this?

Chest pain to arm: If pain is not reproduced by pressure on breast-ribs then the pain is from inside chest = all organs inside can cause same symptoms. But must instantly rule out heart problems as sudden death can occur. The other vital organs need be urgently inspected to find the diagnosis. No sensory nerve inside the body resulting in pain of imprecise location. Intensive testings still do not reveal cause of pa.

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Possible cause of left arm heaviness or lack of feeling (not numbness, pins and needles, etc!) for months?

Need an Evaluation: Your doctor can help start the investigation as to why this is happening, but I assure you, it is not normal and the cause must be found out.

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Can acid reflux cause left arm numbness and blurred vision?

Can acid reflux cause left arm numbness and blurred vision?

No: Gastric reflux is not associated with arm numbness or visual changes. You need to have those symptoms evaluated by your doctor.

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