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Left arm getting hot flashes Im, 53 going through menopause

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Left arm getting hot flashes I'm, 53 going through menopause for 2.5 years now. Just weird that I have this burning sensation high in my arm comes and goes

Anthony Bray MD : Hello !!
Customer: Hello
Anthony Bray MD : If you have an area on the arm with a recurrent burning sensation then this sounds more likely related to a nerve irritation rather than due to menopause .....
Customer: Ok, what kind of nerve irritation?
Anthony Bray MD : It sounds more like a paresthesia ( = abnormal sensation) which may relate to irritation of a nerve -- commonly this may be due to irritation of a nerve root in the neck or a portion of the brachial plexus( this interweaving web of nerves goes from the neck- under to collar bone - to the shoulder--- this structure breaks up into the main nerves that supply the arm ....
Customer: Also had my last two toes on the left side real painful that lasted about 2 weeks, does this go with this?
Anthony Bray MD : The cervical nerves are the most common culprit... The c- spine may have degenerative disk disease or arthric changes such as bone spurs that may cause this ---
Anthony Bray MD : The toes feeling that way sounds most likely due to separate problem.... Cervical stenosis of the spinal cord at the neck area could conceivably cause both...
Anthony Bray MD : I really more suspect that your toe pain was due to a separate but similar type problem... This sounds very focal such as a lower nerve irritation in the foot in that caused the toe pain...
Customer: i also have Lupus.
Anthony Bray MD : I hope that this helps! Let me know if you have further questions. I will be happy to get back with you!!
Anthony Bray MD : Lupus could have potential to have peripheral neuropathy consequences within the range of this disease but I think that the burning in the arm is very focal in nature and not related to the Lupus
Anthony Bray MD : If you have further questions or discussion then let me know and I will be happy to get back with you!!
Customer: ok, sounds good. Thank you
Anthony Bray MD : If my answers at the conclusion have been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback .. Thank you and best regards,
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