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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more

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Post left pneumonectomy pain in left arm, shoulder and hand. Work on a computer 7hrs/day. What is causing numbness/pain/tingling in my left arm?

Post left pneumonectomy pain in left arm, shoulder and hand. Work on a computer 7hrs/day. What is causing numbness/pain/tingling in my left arm?

Could be from: The procedure (irritation of pinching of the nerve) but also you may have unrelated cervical or lower thoracic degenerative disease that is causing the symptoms. I believe you need to see either a neurologist have and through evaluation and run certain test like nerve conduction test and possible MRI of the cervical and upper thoracic region. Clinically you have neuropathy. ...Read more

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Been having chest pains and numbness in left arm. Have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 2xs daily and Bromfed dm 3xs daily. What could cause this?

Been having chest pains and numbness in left arm. Have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 2xs daily and Bromfed dm 3xs daily. What could cause this?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can acidity and gas cause jaw numbness and left arm pain? 33 male

Can acidity and gas cause jaw numbness and left arm pain? 33 male

Don't wait: Heartburn like symptoms combined with left arm a jaw radiation are more likely from your heart. See your doctor NOW.. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck
you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause. You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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I have this pain that originate under my left arm and the causes numbness in my arm and moves over my left breast and up my neck.?

I have this pain that originate under my left arm and the causes numbness in my arm and moves over my left breast and up my neck.?

ER-NOW!: Do not ignore these symptoms. Have a friend or family member transport you immediately to the ER. Your symptoms are suggestive of heart disease. Please go immediately or call 911 for transport. I also suggest chewing up 2 baby aspirin now. ...Read more

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What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?

Nerve irritation: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck at C5 or C6. If it bothers you enough or certainly if you develop any weakness in the arm, I would see a doctor and you would likely start with neck xrays. The other possibility would be a rotator cuff muscle issue in your shoulder. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numbness or like lack of blood feeling in my left arm starting from upper going to the forearm. What's the possible cause? No history heart

I'm experiencing numbness or like lack of blood feeling in my left arm starting from upper going to the forearm. What's the possible cause? No history heart

Pinched nerve: You could have a pinched nerve. The nerves have several places from the neck to the hand where they can get compressed. This isn't an emergency, but it is a good idea to get an evaluation so you can get this treated. ...Read more

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What could cause pain running down my left arm, and then numbness, shortness of breath, ringing in the ears?

What could cause pain running down my left arm, and then numbness, shortness of breath, ringing in the ears?

Risk factors: Not knowing your risk factors: anxiety, cardiac and musculoskeletal disease are top in the differential. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

Nerve issue: Pain and numbness in a limb sounds like a pinched nerve. It can be pinched in the neck or wrist as well as possibly other places in the arm. Carpal tunnel can cause these symptoms as well and often cause numbess in thumb and index finger. You can try over the counter nsaids and a wrist splint but if sx aren't going away and especially if you have weakness you should see your doc. ...Read more