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What would cause sharp pains in my upper arm every time a drink cold liquids?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Referred pain
The cold liquid is irritating the lining to the esophagus/stomach and it is causing a referred pain into the arm. Similar to a heart attack causing pain in the arm. If you have always had this, i wouldn't be concerned.
If this is relatively new, you actually might have stomach ulcerations and/or esophageal irritation - again.. If new in onset - get it checked by a GI specialist.

In brief: Referred pain
The cold liquid is irritating the lining to the esophagus/stomach and it is causing a referred pain into the arm. Similar to a heart attack causing pain in the arm. If you have always had this, i wouldn't be concerned.
If this is relatively new, you actually might have stomach ulcerations and/or esophageal irritation - again.. If new in onset - get it checked by a GI specialist.
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