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Posted by: lisa | 2010-06-09

arm

My left arm is giving me trouble, it aches at times and feels very heavy and bruised, but i have not hurt it. What could be the problem?

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Hallo Lisa
It may be due to a nerve being pinched in the neck, or due to weak lymph drainage in the arm (then the arm will be swollen more than the other one). Angina can also sometimes cause referred pain in the left arm, so if you have a family history of heart disease, I would advise you to have an ECG and examination of the heart too.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-06-09

Hallo Lisa
It may be due to a nerve being pinched in the neck, or due to weak lymph drainage in the arm (then the arm will be swollen more than the other one). Angina can also sometimes cause referred pain in the left arm, so if you have a family history of heart disease, I would advise you to have an ECG and examination of the heart too.
Dr Bets

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