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left arm feeling warm internally , and heavy , tingling feeling

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left arm feeling warm internally , and heavy , tingling feeling in fingers like i have been leaning on it
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Greetings.

 

Since how long are your symptoms?

Are you diabetic?

Are your on any medications?

Any previous significant past medical or surgical illness?

Do you have neck or shoulder pain?

 

Dr. Arun



Edited by Dr. Arun Phophalia on 9/17/2009 at 8:51 AM EST
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
since this morning about 2 hours, not diabetic no other health problems or medication
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 5 years ago.
Hello Purchase. Dr. Phophalia is offline. May i help you?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
came on whilst driveing this morning tingling is easing off now , not diabetic , no medictaion, slightly overweight
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 5 years ago.
The abnormal sensation in your left arm is described as"paresthesia" which can be seen in many conditions. Such sensationsmay be due to abnormal nerve supply to the limb or due to reduced blood supply.

So, you will have to do some tests to detect or exclude some conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes, vasculitis like polyarteritis nodosa, TIA or mild stroke: these are some of the vascular causes. Spinal arthritis due to rheumatoid arthritis, ostoearthritis, psoriatic arthropathy , inflammatory arthritis are sometimes associated.

You should consult a neurologist or internal medicine specialist to identify whether your symptoms are dyue to neural or vascular causes. Accordingly the treatment will be determined.

You may do a color doppler ultrasound of the left arm to see wheteher there is arterial disorder.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
this episode has passed it last 1 full day not diabetic, no medications, no neck or shoulder pain, small cyst recently under arm pit treated with antibiotics
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 5 years ago.
Hello Purchase. Even if you do not have any symptoms now, you should still do a few tests as a precaution, although you may do them when convenient.

You should check your blood cholesterol, routine blood count . An ultrasound of the left upper limb can be done to excude atherosclerotic changes in the arteries, although at a later date.

A consultation with a physician is advisable.


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