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What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

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

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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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

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

See below: 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. ...Read more

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What is heart attack arm pain like and where exactly does it hurt?

What is heart attack arm pain like and where exactly does it hurt?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

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. ...Read more

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Where is the arm pain from heart attack located? Upper, lower, top, bottom, inside, outside?

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

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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

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