How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr Uzair Your Own Question

Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3638
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
27273415
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Uzair is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have been having mild but sharp chest pains where my heart

Resolved Question:

I have been having mild but sharp chest pains where my heart is located, i went to the hospital once about 3 months ago and was diagnosed with acid reflux, i have been taking steps to manage that and all has been good until today i have been getting short mild sharp chest pains. and now my right arm feels a little woozy like i woke up after being knocked out with drugs and its located just in my right arm. Its been worrying me, i have other symptoms i would like to tell you but ill start with this question.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I shall try my best to assist you while you are corresponding with me.

Q. How long has the right arm been numb?

Q. Are there any pins and needles in the right hand?

Q. Any discoloration of the right hand/finger tips?

Q. Do you have a headache?

Q. Do you smoke and are you still having the chest pain?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Q. How long has the right arm been numb?
about a half an hour now.

Q. Are there any pins and needles in the right hand?
no my right hand feels fine.

Q. Any discoloration of the right hand/finger tips?
no

Q. Do you have a headache?
i had a mild headache for a few hours earlier tonight but not right now.

Q. Do you smoke and are you still having the chest pain?
No i do not smoke, and the pain in my chest comes in very short mild piercing sensation.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 years ago.
Q. Did you get an EKG done when you visited the hospital?

Q. What part of the arm feels numb?

Q. If you pinch the area that feels woozy with your fingers- can you feel the pinch?

Q. Any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Q. Did you get an EKG done when you visited the hospital?

yes, about three months ago a ekg was done a heart echo and a heart stress test and they said i was fine. However as of the month my heart beats very hard every time i stand up and move around i and when i try and go to sleep lately it also feels like i have a slight wobbly feeling like im sitting on a dryer or somthing.

Q. What part of the arm feels numb?
mainly my upper bicep (sp?) or upper half of my arm. i still have full movement but it just feels sluggish is the best way to put it.

Q. If you pinch the area that feels woozy with your fingers- can you feel the pinch?
yes

Q. Any other symptoms?
Heart beats hard when i stand up and move around i can feel it very distinctly with my hand on my chest, i have been having alot of muscle twitches and once in a while at night when i am laying in bed i feel like maybe my heart is beating really fast and giving me a body wide wiggly feeling usually lasts 20 mins or so.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 years ago.
Q. Have you lost weight, increased appetite?

Q. Do you have hand tremors (shaking)?

Q. Are you on any medication?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Q. Have you lost weight, increased appetite?
I am severly overweight, when i went to the hospital 3 months ago i have tried to turn my life around and have been eating very healthy and doing some light daily exercise and since then i have lost over 25+ pounds at first with my acid reflux i wasnt hungry at all i was always full, i took 2 weeks of prilosec and felt much better appetite came back and is normal.

Q. Do you have hand tremors (shaking)?
no hand tremors

Q. Are you on any medication?
I take a Centrum multivitamin, a magnesium pill and a fish oil pill every morning
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the details.

The arm numbness can be attributed to either you sleep or resting on the arm which caused a lack of blood supply to it and caused it to go numb for a few minutes and this can sometimes last for a couple of hours but eventually gets better.
Or this can alsso be due to developing biceps tendonitis. This can also cause the bicep area to feel heavy and numb at times.
But you should observe this for the time being, apply a liquigel like Ibuprofen (Motrin, Brufen) gel on it thrice daily and give the arm some rest.
You do not have any symptoms of a stroke, heart disease or a pulmonary condition at the moment.
However, keep in mind nerve impingements since they can present like this. But at the moment, your symptoms are not too grave to go to an emergency room, but I suggest you follow this up with your doctor on a routine visit.
Shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, visual disturbances and lack of concentration or coordination etc. are all the symptoms that should warrant a visit to the ER or an Urgent care so be on a watch for any of these.
Hope this helps.
Please click ACCEPT to credit this assist.
A bonus and a positive feedback will be appreciated.

Best.
Dr Uzair, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3638
Experience: MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
Dr Uzair and 6 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    14679
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2562
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDLove/2009-08-12_141522_DrDLove.jpg Dr. D. Love's Avatar

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    11961
    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/commissure/2011-4-15_192514_REISD20080926JR1090.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    10667
    Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.