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A. Schuyler, NP
A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My wife has Pain in left shoulder and down the left arm

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My wife has Pain in left shoulder and down the left arm following sex and continued the next day before going away. At the time her arm was very weak.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Went on a walk this morning and that triggered it again.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

Any chest pain, shortness of breath?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Medical history is a lot of heart issues in family
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.

Thanks.

This is probably a nerve that was irritated during sex, and bothered again with the walking. If it continues tomorrow she needs to see her doctor just to be checked out. It doesn't sound like an emergency though.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No chest pains currently but she always deals with some sort of chest pains once in a whi
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.

She needs to have those chest pains checked out. There are many causes of chest pain: muscle strain, inflammation of the connective tissue between the rib and the cartilate, hiatal hernia, and many others. Recurrent pain always needs to be checked out though.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok we had lots of test done over the years and she is always clear.
The same was with her brother and then he had a massive heart attack even after cleared by all tests.
Thanks for your help. Appreciate it much.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.

You're so very welcome.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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