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What Does Arm Pain Feel Like During Heart Attack
Varied: The arm symptom of heart attack could be described as heaviness, soreness or pain or even numbness. It is usually correlated with the chest symptoms and other symptoms such as sob, diaphoresis, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and has to be correlated with risk factors. If in doubt, at least an ekg can help with suspicion and for the doctor to make a decision on treatment. ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Heart Attack in Men: In men that symptom alone is not in any way diagnostic of a heart attack. A heart attack in men is a bunch of worrisome symptoms all together. This includes substernal chest pain, nausea, sweating, numbness into the teeth and into the left shoulder and possible upper arm. ...Read more
Left arm pain, especially in association with chest pain, can mean a heart attack. This is especially so if you also have shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, and dizziness.
But there are lots of causes of left arm pain. If it persists, you should see your doctor. Feel better! ...Read more
What is generally the longest time arm pain from a heart attack can go on? I know it varies, but at what point would you assume it's muscular?
Being seen in the ER and having diagnostic test.
Assumption is the mother of failure, get empiric evidence ...Read more
If my left arm pain has been on and off for at least 6 months what are the odds if a heart attack? It feels more muscular or nerve related. I do have nerve problems.
Classic : Symptoms. Get it checkedGet a more detailed answer ›
How to know if you're having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?
Difficult to tell: Muscular chest pain is most likely changed with positioning or movement — usually there is an inciting event (lifting something heavy) — chest pain that is cardiac in nature can radiate to your neck or arms — can be worse with exertion and can be accompanied by other symptoms — if you are worried, contact your doctor. ...Read more
Can someone have a heart attack without even knowing? Just because he has chest pain and left arm pain? Thanks
I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?
Call 911: If you are having serious sxs call 911. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more
I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?
Can someone tell me how people know if you're having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems?
See your doctor!: In some people, the symptoms are very similar. Of course, muscular pain is not dangerous, but heart symptoms can be very dangerous. The only way to tell for sure is for a qualified doctor to evaluate this with some tests. An ekg (heart tracing), and possibly some type of stress test, possibly some blood work should be able to detect a heart condition. ...Read more
If I had chest pain +left arm pain on and off for a week is it possible that I had a heart attack without even knowing? If yes how can I check it?
Heart attack : It is low probability in a young woman but not impossible. See your doctor to be checked. ...Read more
The night before I noticed my arm had mild pain in it almost like I pulled a muscle it had not been hurting all that day I know that unexplained left arm pain is a sign of a heart attack knowing this information I began to monitor and worry about myself a
Very unlikely: Yes — left arm pain could happens with heart attack but is shorted in duration, is accompanied by pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, in older individuals with predisposing conditions. In your situation — I agree that most likely you pulled a muscle. ...Read more
What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain. More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack
Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read more
Yesterday, my legs felt like jello, I felt slightly dizzy and nauseous with dull left arm pain and migraine. I am on my period. Is this a heart attack?
Not a heart attack: Gosh. You are only 18 and you thought you were having a heart attack? There can be a thousand different reasons for your experience. On the period you could be losing more than normal amounts of blood; you could be not eating enough; it could be hot where you are and you are a bit dehydrated. The last thing on a list of a thousand possibilities would be a heart attack. ...Read more
Can stress/anxiety cause heart attack-like symptoms? Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest x-Ray. 21, active. Having chest cramping/aching and arm pain.
Panic Attacks can: Present with symptoms that can be mistaken for a heart attack. ...Read more
Seek Evaluation: As cardiac pain can be atypical in females! ...Read more
I am 31 yrs old had EKG done it was perfect but have some left arm pain could that be a heart attack?
Not likely.: It is my understanding that in an otherwise healthy 31-year-old, a heart attack is extremely unlikely, and left arm pain at your age is probably from some other cause. It is possible, however, for a heart attack to occur in women with a normal ekg; and sometimes it is necessary to get cardiac enzymes and an echo cardiogram with nasal leads to rule out heart difficulties. ...Read more
Lately I've been having panic attacks thinking I'm having a heart attack with arm pain and everything. What could be causing this? I'm 20 years old
I have left arm pain when I move it and heart burn but no other symptoms. Could it be a heart attack? I am a 38 yr female
Heart attack: Based on your sparse information a heart attack is an unlikely but not impossible scenario;go get checked out ASAP ...Read more
What else can cause very mild arm pain mild chest pain and nausea besides a heart attack? I've had discomfort all day but don't want to overreact...
Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could certainly be explained by a heart attack. Not everyone has the "classic" symptoms of crushing chest pain when they have a heart attack. There are certainly other possibilities, but since it is unclear the safest thing to do would be to get evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Symptoms mimicking heart attack with left arm pain and chronic chest pain for four months. Ultrasound and Holter test fine. What could it be?
By symptoms: Mimicking heart attack do you mean sweating, nausea, palpitations, dizziness, vomiting, shortness of breath, dull squeezing aching chest pain and weakness? Or do you mean sharp chest pain? You need a stress test and then treatment for the muscles and bones of your chest if it is normal too. ...Read more
What else causes BOTH chest pain and left arm pain other than heart attack, costochonditis, and GERD? All of these have been ruled out for me.
There are many: Potential causes for these symptoms other than the ailments you have mentioned. At your age most would be musical skeletal in etiology. Some would be neurological, pulmonary or systemic. Make an appointment to be seen by an Internist at a University near you (U of C, Loyola, Indiana U) for evaluation. ...Read more
Awful heartburn.left arm pain with whole arm tingling. Arm prob lasted about 5 minutes. Was 3 days ago. Could this have been a heart attack?
L arm pain: Given the background, history, age/gender likely the isolated event was GI etiology though I'd suggest an ECG and cardiovascular risk assessment driven further evaluation ...Read more
If a 28yr old female with pots has good recent echo and EKG what is the chance if heart attack? Suffering from heart related anxiety due to arm pain.
Incredibly low: Given your age.Get a more detailed answer ›
My recent TSH100.00uIU/mL.2days later I was going through emotional stress.took a handful of 100mcg.heart is racing left arm pain. Is it Heart attack?
Dangerous: Behavior. Go to emergency room and talk to a counselor. Side effect of too much thyroid ...Read more
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