How to Diagnose Left Arm Pain Tingling

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Left arm pain tingling is a scary symptom. Most people know it's one of the signs of a heart attack. What they don't realize, however, is that it can be a sign of many other problems as well. More than likely, the discomfort has a simple fix and is no reason to worry, but until you know what to look for, you won't know. This article goes over what you need to do to quickly diagnose left arm pain tingling for yourself.

Check your position first before jumping to any other conclusions. Left arm pain tingling commonly happens when your limbs "fall asleep". If you are laying or sitting awkwardly, this is very well be the problem.

Feel your arm for any coldness. If you have determined you are not and have not been in an awkward position, it could be bad circulation. While this isn't as serious as a heart attack, this type of left arm pain tingling is definitely reason to contact a doctor.

Check any of your prescriptions to see if left arm pain tingling is a side effect. Often times new medications have this type of reaction.

Consider your psychological condition at the time. If you are under a lot of stress, or regularly experience panic attacks, this is another cause for left arm pain tingling.

Consider the other symptoms of a heart attack just to rule it out. Do you feel a squeezing pressure in your chest? Are you short of breath? Are you sweating a lot? These, accompanied by left arm pain tingling can be a heart attack.

Tips & Warnings

  • Any type of left arm pain, unless your arm was asleep, should be reported to a doctor as soon as possible.

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