what does arm pain feel like during heart attack

What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

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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.

What does heart attack shoulder or arm pain feel like? I've never had it, I don't think.

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Internal Medicine
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Classically, it's pressure, numbness, or heaviness. However, people have described other feelings like sharpness, aches, or no pain at all except in the chest. Basically, if you feel anything abnormal plus suddenly weak, short of breath, headache, pain, etc., see a doctor.
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What is heart attack arm pain like and where exactly does it hurt?

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General Surgery
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Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability!
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A combination of significant chest pain & shortness of breath may be a heart attack - call 911.

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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

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Dr. Anthony P. Furnary
Thoracic Surgery
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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.
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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?

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Dr. Robert K. Killian
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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.
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Depression can be common following a heart attack. Counseling can help in restoring positive mood.

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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

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If it feels like a pulled muscle, it is most likely a pulled muscle, especially in a 26 y/o, unless you have a strong family history of early heart disease. Take some Motrin and if the pain doesn't go away in a couple of days, or gets worse, see a doctor.
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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.
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Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
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Sure


It's not the most common, but not everyone reads the books and atypical symptoms without chest pain can possibly be a heart attack.
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What are the causes of left arm pain besides heart attack?

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Dr. Blake Miller
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Lots of things


There are many reasons to have left arm pain: neurologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, infectious, etc. there are lots of pain generating structures in this area.
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Can left arm pain all the way down mean possible heart attack?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care
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It can...


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!
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How often on average is it heart attack if chest pain with left arm pain?

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Classic


symptoms. Get it checked .
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