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For the past month my right arm and shoulder feel fatigue. I…

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For the past month...

For the past month my right arm and shoulder feel fatigue. I have strength and feeling. It’s really bothering me and I can’t see a neurologist till the 27th. I’m starting to get anxiety over this so I need to know if you think it’s a emergency or something that can wait till the 27th

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

I don’t notice it when I rest. When I’m up doing things I start feeling it. It’s on my right side and it’s the side I use most often

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I’m 52 female, slight high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse Is my only health conditions

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Can you please tell me exactly what your symptoms are since it's a little unclear to me?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
For the past month my right arm/shoulder has felt fatigue when I use it. It’s a strange feeling actually. I have strength in the arm. Sometimes it feels like lil bugs crawling around in my elbow too. When I relax and don’t use the arm. It feels slightly better. But because it’s my right side that I use all the time. It’s bothering me. I’m actually starting to get anxiety over it. Also it has a little strange feeling in my right chest area too.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have a appt with a neurologist on the 27th. But I’m getting concerned it might be serious
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

OK

Nothing like an emergency here

It sounds like a nerve pinch situation--nothing like a stroke

You probably have a disk problem in your neck with a nerve root compression causing this

You need any MRI of the cervical spine to check for that and usually the problem responds to physical therapy and doesn't require surgery

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I’m not having pain only soreness in my neck when I turn my head
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

You can have a disk problem in the neck without having any neck pain

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