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    Old 03-09-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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    My brother is getting severe pain in left arm, what can it be?

    My brother has been getting bad pain in his left arm that radiates into his chest when he's pushing heavy things at work it last for about a week. He is also getting a racing heart and shortness of breath when it happens. He told his doctor but the doctor just referral him to a physical therapy to strengthen his muscles. I forgot exactly why the doctor did that.

    My brother looked it up and he thinks it's muscle atrophy, the symptoms are similiar but he hasn't told his doctor that yet. Has anyone ever experiance something like this? Just like to have ideas of what could be wrong. He also broke his arm a long time ago and i'm wondering if that could have anything to do with it.

     
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    Old 03-09-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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    Re: My brother is getting severe pain in left arm, what can it be?

    Could be a heart attack. He should see his doctor at once!

     
    Old 03-12-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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    Re: My brother is getting severe pain in left arm, what can it be?

    Yeah I was thinking that too but then why would it just occur while he uses his arm to push things? Sounds like he is stressing his heart which probably could lead to an heart attack... but i'll let him know that is a possibility just in case.

     
    Old 03-12-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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    Re: My brother is getting severe pain in left arm, what can it be?

    Hi,

    I agree with Titchou,
    His symptoms can relate to "Angina" or a heart attack. He should see his Dr for a check up ASAP,

    Solofelix.

     
    Old 03-16-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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    Re: My brother is getting severe pain in left arm, what can it be?

    He's getting blood work done and everything, it does sound a lot like angina from what he said hopefully it's not though because that sounds serious if it is.

     
    Old 03-17-2014, 02:23 AM   #6
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    He's getting blood work done and everything, it does sound a lot like angina from what he said hopefully it's not though because that sounds serious if it is.


    "Hi,"

    Don't worry if it is Angina, it can be controlled with medication.
    My mother had Angina for years and lived to 87 yrs old.

    Keep us updated when he gets his results and our best wishes to him,

    Solofelix.

     
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