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Why would I feel like fainting and my left hand feels some what num?

Why  would I feel like fainting and my left hand feels some what num?

Suclavian steal left: There are a number of reasons for your symptoms, but one that could acount for both is blockage of the left suclavian artery which supplies blood to the left arm. Dependin on the location of the blockage, the vertebral-basilar artery may draw some blood away from the brain to the left arm leading to faintness. Your doctor should check for differences in pulse and blood pressures in both arms. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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What could cause my head to feel like it has butterflies and kinda numb and my chest to hurt?

What could cause my head to feel like it has butterflies and kinda numb and my chest to hurt?

Butterflied/chest : Sound like anxiety however should make sure heart is ok. Need bo chk, ecg, blood test - if abnormal then echo. Fhx for cardiac dz is very important. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel my left hand is numb/red and heavy and abit tingly?

What to do if I feel my left hand is numb/red and heavy and abit tingly?

See a Hand surgeon: Diagnosis may include carpal tunnel syndrome, however, the redness can suggest some type of infectious process, especially if there is a lot of associated pain, warmth of the skin, pain with finger/wrist movement. From your description, it is hard to tell. CTS usually produces tingling in thumb-½ of the ring finger, sparing the small. It can night awakening and the hand can be swollen/red in am ...Read more

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I have really bad anxiety but Recently I can't shake the feeling like I'm about to have a heart attack because my left arm hurts to touch and move and sometimes my left breast hurts what should I do?

I have really bad anxiety but Recently I can't shake the feeling like I'm about to have a heart attack because my left arm hurts to touch and move and sometimes my left breast hurts what should I do?

New onset?: Do you have a pattern of getting really anxious about your health or even minor symptoms? If yes, seeing a therapist might help. However if you are suffering from significant pain of unknown cause than medical assessment may help to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do I black out but i can hear everything around me but can't see and i feel like i'm burning and my left arm goes numb?

Why do I black out but i can hear everything around  me but can't see and i feel like i'm burning and my left arm goes numb?

Interesting.: Sounds like you are just about ready to pass out and you are getting transient neurologic symptoms related to low blood flow to the brain and eyes. Ocular pressure is about 10 mm hg pressure higher than the brain. Some people can drift their BP down into that zone where the brain is still perfused but the eye is not producing transient blindness. ...Read more

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What do I do for lump under left armpit makes my arm and hand feel funny, what could cause this?

What do I do for lump under left armpit makes my arm and hand feel funny, what could cause this?

Nerve compression : It could be due to nerve compression. Lymph nodes under the arm can also be a sign of breast issues. Please see your primary care provider right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinching in my left arm from hand to elbow, dizziness, feel bloated, shortness of breath, a bit of weird feeling under my breast, what is it?

What to do if I have pinching in my left arm from hand to elbow, dizziness, feel bloated, shortness of breath, a bit of weird feeling under my breast, what is it?

Need Examination asa: It needs to be checked asap, as it may be related to your heart.You have shortness of breath, weird feeling under your greast, dizziness and pinching pain in your left arm we do not know your past history and whether you smoke and family history, and if you had any previous check ups and BP check all those risk factors needs to be known and thorough exam and some tests to find out what is wrong with u. ...Read more

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I have cerebral palsy and sometimes my feet get swollen and I feel a pinching and burning sensation when I move my foot. What could this be?

I have cerebral palsy and sometimes my feet get swollen and I feel a pinching and burning sensation when I move my foot. What could this be?

See doctor: With such an underlying illness you need to stay close to your doctor. You may have injured the foot and perhaps do not even know. Let your doctor check you ...Read more

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I guess I could call them little pains but I am having tyem in my joints I think and my left arm feels really weak and so does my leg and my other side gets little pains. What could this be becaworried?

I guess I could call them little pains but I am having tyem in my joints I think and my left arm feels really weak and so does my leg and my other side gets little pains. What could this be becaworried?

Doctor can evaluate: Having aches and pains here, there, or everywhere, can be evaluated by a primary care doctor. Such symptoms can be due to infections, auto-immune disorders, medication effects, etc... The doctor will need a detailed history of how the symptoms came about, any meds or illegal drugs used, any travel to local or foreign places, any bug bites, sports/work activities, etc... Blood tests may be done. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my left arm and ring finger hurts really bad? Also i get a little pain in my chest?

See your PCP urgent-: Ly as i believe chest pain should be looked into as soon as possible. Your symptoms sound like involving the c 7 nerve from the spine. But get your heart checked out first. You'll need to be examined as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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My head keeps tingling. Like when your arm falls asleep that's what it feels like in my head and i get really bad headaches. Should i be concerned?

My head keeps tingling. Like when your arm falls asleep that's what it feels like in my head and i get really bad headaches. Should i be concerned?

See a doctor: Get this evaluated. Preferably by a neurologist, although you might start with your pcp and if necessary they will refer you to a specialist of their choice. Good luck, . ...Read more

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I have a bad headache. My head feels tingly. I also feel kind of dizzy and my vision seems slightly blurred. What's going on?

I have a bad headache. My head feels tingly. I also feel kind of dizzy and my vision seems slightly blurred. What's going on?

Dizzy & vision: problems w/headache indicate a need to see your doc right away or go to the emergency room. Hopefully this is not a major issue but ONE POSSIBILITY is a mini stroke. ...Read more

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When I stand up my right leg feels like a tingle and numbness. What can it be?

When I stand up my right leg feels like a tingle and numbness. What can it be?

Leg Lightening: Lower extremity "electrical" symptoms like tingling or "pins and needles" suggest a neurologic component to the sensation. This usually means a nerve root or more peripheral nerve has been compressed due to position, like sitting for too long. Also, if the nerve was deprived of blood flow due to position, once blood flow returns, the irritated nerve sends mixed signals felt as tingling. ...Read more

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The left side of my chest hurts sometimes i feel like i could pass out my heart feels like it skips and goes fast i lose breath and i feel like puking?

The left side of my chest hurts sometimes i feel like i could pass out my heart feels like it skips and goes fast i lose breath and i feel like puking?

Needs evaluation: This is unusual for a healthy young adult. Such symptoms in general may require cardiac and or respiratory evaluation, or even maybe gi. While this may be of non-cardiac etiology guessing about it risks the safety of health - formal medical eval asap would generally be suggested. ...Read more

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What to do if i continuously feel my left hand is numb/red and heavy and abit tingly?

? Carpal tunnel: Numbness and tingling in the hands is not normal. There are several possible causes ranging from nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or vascular problems like Raynauds or Vasospastic disorders. You should get this checked out by your doctor, as continuous numbness could result in nerve injury ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more


Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more