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Alves ache bad to toes. Arms hurt from elbows to fingers with sharp pain shooting thru them occasionally. What would cause it? Started about a month ago and the local dr said I had the flu the flu is gone but the aching pain is still there. Hurts to bad

Alves ache bad to toes. Arms hurt from elbows to fingers with sharp pain shooting thru them occasionally. What would cause it? Started about a month ago and the local dr said I had the flu the flu is gone but the aching pain is still there. Hurts to bad

You: You need to be seen by a doctor again and have a complete evaluation. It may be muscle aching pain such as myositis. It could be nerve pain such as neuropathy which can be caused by numerous conditions. You could have an electrolyte imbalance such as potassium. You could be having a reaction to a medication that you take so be sure your physician is aware of all medications and supplements. But I urge you to be seen immediately again.

If you have increased pain, fever, weakness or numbness then you will have to go to the er. ...Read more

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My left shoulder hurts constantly my arm and fingers go numb and tingles what can cause this?

My left shoulder hurts constantly my arm and fingers go numb and tingles what can cause this?

Could be serious: Possible causes include cardiac, nerve/disk disease. If this symptom is completely new, I advise you to call 911. ...Read more

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Can lipomas cause shooting lains in your arms and fingers on the sidr its on sharp pains?

Lipomas: They are benign fatty tumors which can grow into tissue surrounding them. They are not cancers, but if they are in the right spot, and grow big enough, they can push on other structures. If it happened to be a nerve or similar structure, it can definitely cause pain. ...Read more

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What causes people to have long appendages (arms, fingers, and legs)?

What causes people to have long appendages (arms, fingers, and legs)?

Most likely Marfan: People with Marfan syndrome are usually tall and thin with disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes. Marfan syndrome is caused by a dominant gene, which means one of your parents also has the gene and passed it to you. ...Read more

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Can a cervical disk cause an electricshock to both arms down the last two fingers? Specially when I touch the funnybone, jump...ps:its not cubitaltunnel

Can a cervical disk cause an electricshock to both arms down the last two fingers? Specially when I touch the funnybone, jump...ps:its not cubitaltunnel

Yes: Short answer, Yes. Compression of the spine or individual nerve roots of the cervical spine can cause electric/shock like pain down the arms and into the hands. When the C8 nerve root is impacted it can result in pain to the 4th and 5th digits. ...Read more

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When ever I bend my arms at my elbows, within minutes my arms from elbow to finger tips all get tingly and go numb. What is the most likely cause ofit?

When ever I bend my arms at my elbows, within minutes my arms from elbow to finger tips all get tingly and go numb. What is the most likely cause ofit?

Impingement: A positional impingement of nerves passing through the elbow structures is the most likely mechanism. Unless this happens other times or interferes with arm and hand activities, I don't feel any investigation is needed at this time. A neurologist is best suited to evaluate you and can perform an emg to pinpoint the area of impingement if you wish. ...Read more

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What cause light black hairs to grow on my hands and fingers and parts of my arms by my wrists, currently on sprrioldactone but think something is off?

What cause light black hairs to grow on my hands and fingers and parts of my arms by my wrists, currently on sprrioldactone but think something is off?

Excessive hair: Hi, aldactone (spironolactone) doesn't cause excessive hair growth although some medications like Minoxidil, some seizure medication (but not Topamax), hormone pills and etc, you need evaluation for other conditions like PCOS, Adrenal disease and etc. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Almost burning pain. Seems to be worse at elbows, wrists.

What causes intermittent pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Almost burning pain. Seems to be worse at elbows, wrists.

Neck problem: Its possible that you symptoms are due to cervical stenosis or cervical radiculopathy. You should see your doctor about having either an MRI of your neck And/or nerve conduction study to pin point the problem. ...Read more

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My arms, mainly left one seems to go numb only when I'm lying my back. What could cause this? Numbness is from shoulder blade to pinky and ring finger

My arms, mainly left one seems to go numb only when I'm lying my back. What could cause this? Numbness is from shoulder blade to pinky and ring finger

Varies: The most common cause would probably be a pinched nerve in your neck. Other potential causes could potentially include thoracic outlet syndrome or one of multiple peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I would not hesitate to be seen and a good exam could go a long way in determining the cause. ...Read more

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Reddotso just noticed my veins in my arms all the way down to my fingers are very blue never that dark. I am a 50 yr old woman post meno. Obese? Cause

Reddotso just noticed my veins in my arms all the way down to my fingers are very blue never that dark. I am a 50 yr old woman post meno. Obese? Cause

See a doctor: Hi. That is odd. Both arms, right? Is there any swelling in your arms and face? Are you a smoker? Without a history and physical exam, I can't say, but it would seem prudent to see your doctor. There could be some obstruction of the superior vena cava, a big vein that drains both arms and the head. Good luck! ...Read more

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After/during running half marathon, my arms to fingers got swollen turning red. My face looked pale and swollen after finished. Any cause you think of?

After/during running half marathon, my arms to fingers got swollen turning red. My face looked pale and swollen after finished. Any cause you think of?

Varies: There are several potential causes, sometimes a good medical checkup can be a good place to start. Some people will have a histamine release during exercise that can potentially cause the findings you describe. On a more serious note, some people can undergo what is known as rhabdomyolysis in which the muscle proteins start to break down during rigorous exercise and can cause swelling as well. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline hyclate 100 mg cause tingling bad burning in the arms and fingers?

Can doxycycline hyclate 100 mg cause tingling bad burning in the arms and fingers?

Possible: Doxycycline can cause severe sunburn and protection from sunlight is recommended. Neuropathy (nerve damage) is uncommon with Doxycycline but possible with any medicine including doxycycline. If doubtful talk to your physician who may change your antibiotic to a different class of drugs. Some blood work and nerve tests may be needed to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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Everytime I bend my elbows my arms hurt and little finger and ring finger go numb. Nerve conduction studies normal.

Everytime I bend my elbows my arms hurt and little finger and ring finger go numb. Nerve conduction studies normal.

Cubital tunnel: Cubital tunnel syndrome. Impingement of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Wearing an elbow guard at night and avoid sleeping with arms straight and down by your side will help reduce the numbness. Wear a headset instead of holding the phone to the ear. Grip the steering wheel at 5 or 7 o'clock instead of 10 and 2 o'clock. ...Read more

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I have pain in both leg one is a replacement knee. Both thumbs feel like i1pulled them backwards. My arms wrists and fingers all hurt.?

I have pain in both leg one is a replacement knee. Both thumbs feel like i1pulled them backwards. My arms wrists and fingers all hurt.?

Many possibilities: Need details: bone vs joint symptoms? Fever? Rash? Bruising? Current pain meds? Pain all the time? Since when? (chronic pain = more than 12 months). Describe the pain?
Age? Other medical problems? Last time you saw a doctor? Changes in meds? I'll try to help by grouping your questions together. Good for you, for asking the questions though! ...Read more

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Can Dysesthesia cause an electric shock to the last two fingers in both arms out of nowhere, for example when tapping/rubbing next to the funny bone?

Can Dysesthesia cause an electric shock to the last two fingers in both arms out of nowhere, for example when tapping/rubbing next to the funny bone?

No: Dysesthesia is not a disease or condition. It's a symptom. Dysesthesia means that tactile stimuli that normally elicit benign or subjectively neutral sensations instead cause altered sensations, often unpleasant. What you're describing is not dysesthesias. This may be an ulnar neuropathy which can have benign or serious causes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood pooling in arms. They ache and have white splotches on palms and finger. Called in event monitor normal. Bp 117/78 high for me. Dangerous? Cause?

Blood pooling in arms. They ache and have white splotches on palms and finger. Called in event monitor normal. Bp 117/78 high for me. Dangerous? Cause?

Complicated: This isn't a cardiac symptom - you may have reynaud's phenominon or an autoinflammatory disease. You may need to be seen by a rheumatologist. Do you have joint swelling, stiffness, or pain? ...Read more

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Weakness in both arms in and hurts Right arm sometimes radiates down to hand & fingers and will have to shake hand hard to feel life in it again.?

Weakness in both arms in and hurts Right arm sometimes radiates down to hand & fingers and will have to shake hand hard to feel life in it again.?

Weak & Pain in Arms: Progressive weakness of your limbs should be examined in person with further work up. Need to look and see what is causing your cervical (neck) nerves to manifest these symptoms. Sounds like you might be dealing with some neck pathology at the C5/6, C6/7, and C7/T1 levels. ...Read more

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What causes severe constant joint pain? Activities such as bending fingers, knees, arms is very painful. No pain reliever seems to help.

What causes severe constant joint pain? Activities such as bending fingers, knees, arms is very painful. No pain reliever seems to help.

See details: Joint pain can be related to numerous causes. If there is swelling, it is an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid. This needs evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Along with weak legs and numb fingers with pain on index ones, now when I rub my upper arms it makes my index fingers hurt badly until I stop. Why?

Along with weak legs and numb fingers with pain on index ones, now when I rub my upper arms it makes my index fingers hurt badly until I stop. Why?

Get checked!: There are multiple potential causes, I would get checked as soon as possible. One potential cause is a condition known as cervical myelopathy. In this condition there is severe spinal cord compression, usually by a disc herniation or bone spur. Patients develop numbness in the arms and legs and can lead to paralysis. Please be seen. ...Read more

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What can cause random swelling pain in bruising in arms and hands. I have seen doctors who don't know what it is. Its caused fingers to bleed and fall off.

What can cause random swelling pain in bruising in arms and hands. I have seen doctors who don't know what it is. Its caused fingers to bleed and fall off.

Very non-specific Q;: This is a very non-specific and somewhat unfair question, because with minimal input you expect maximum output. Let me say I can only think of THE FOLLOWING: per your limited input, being meningococcal meningitis, vasculitis, Raynauds disease, Hansens disease, SBE with periferal embolisation, perhaps blood dyscrasia with macroglobulins and etc!! (Google?) ...Read more

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Is it. Normal for a panic attack to cause the limbs to temporarily cramp up completely? (arms/finger/toes curled in unnable to move)

Is it. Normal for a panic attack to cause the limbs to temporarily cramp up completely? (arms/finger/toes curled in unnable to move)

Yes: Panic attack = rapid breathing (hyperventilation). This reduces the normal level of carbon dioxide in the blood, which causes your ph to rise (respiratory alkalosis), which in turn reduces the free calcium in your blood, which leads to painful muscle spasms or contractions, especially in the fingers/wrist and feet. Gets better when you slow down your breathing (or re-breathe into a paper bag). ...Read more

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Besides scleroderma what can cause skin that is tightening fingers & neck, hardening hands & patches & lines on arms, legs, & trunk?

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Besides scleroderma what can cause skin that is tightening fingers & neck, hardening hands & patches & lines on arms, legs, & trunk?

Morphea: Scleraderma has systemic symptoms, and morphea is cutaneous based. Regardless, you should see a dermatologist about it. ...Read more

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What causes pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Sometimes right hand fingers feel as if they are moving slowly. Almost a burning pain

What causes pain in both arms from shoulders down to fingers? Sometimes right hand fingers feel as if they are moving slowly. Almost a burning pain

Look at your neck: Since cervical nerve roots affect the hands as does the upper thoracic nerve roots. Often when there's neck problems or overuse syndrome (typing nonstop) can affect a carpel tunnel that can affect ur fingers. So call your doctor. Get a 2nd opinion too from an osteopathic doctor (DO) who specializes in NMM (Neuromusculoskeletal medicine) & can evaluate you medically, possible image your neck too. ...Read more

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Random (not frequent) dizziness, feeling faint, arms tingle, fingers hurt after holding something frm the freezer for short time, tinnitus, can't see?

Random (not frequent) dizziness, feeling faint, arms tingle, fingers hurt after holding something frm the freezer for short time, tinnitus, can't see?

Dizziness: This is an interesting constellation of symptoms, and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I have these bites on my skin arms, fingers, belly and feet. They look like pimples without white heads. They itch but hurt. Help?

I have these bites on my skin arms, fingers, belly and feet. They look like pimples without white heads. They itch but hurt. Help?

Need exam: A doctor needs to look at the lesions and the distribution / pattern on your body. It could be folliculitis or any host of other dermatologic conditions. ...Read more