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Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, Intensivist
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 6686
Experience:  Experience of Neurology of over 4 years, well versed in EEG, NCS and EMG alongwith MRIs and CT scans
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Right arm feels funny, heavy, hard to use, nothing seems to

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Right arm feels funny, heavy, hard to use
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: nothing seems to help, felt good before this happened
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: had 3 heart attack 20 years ago, congestive heart failure, diabetes, in control
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 11 months ago.


Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. Heaviness and difficulty in using the right arm can be an indication of a developing stroke which an cause weakness and numbness in the arm as well as a decreased and weak hand grip. Considering the history of heart disease, congestive heart failure as well as diabetes that you have you are at an INCREASED risk for developing a stroke. Now it is possible that this is a mini stroke but this NEEDS to be evaluated ASAP, with the help of a MRI of the brain as well as with the help of a EKG, carotid doppler of the neck along with other tests.

I would STRONGLY recommend that you immediately proceed to the ER or the urgent care center and get this evaluated. DO NOT delay and go to the ER.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 11 months ago.

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