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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i ahave had pins and needles in my left hand and arm for a week now??
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hi
Doctor :   What is your age, occupation and how long you have this problem?
User :   im 37 im a XXX for new borns and i have had this problem for a week now
User :   i do suffer with heart palpitations as well
Doctor :   Are the pins and needles on on left and not on any other limbs?
Doctor :   Are they continous or intermittent?
User :   only on the left arm and sometimes i get a fuzzy head as well
User :   they are continuous
Doctor :   Do you think they are there even on sleep and when you get up afresh in the morning?
User :   yes they seem to be!!
User :   sometimes my arm gets painfull as well then it goes away, butt not to often.
Doctor :   Any recent injury or misuse of instruments which cause this problem during your job?
Doctor :   Say people with more than 4 to 5 hoiurs of computer use have problems like this, if they do not take breaks
User :   i lifted a huge baby at work and i think my left shoulder in the joint hurts a bit
User :   do you think i might of pinched a nerve?
Doctor :   It could be a good reason though it needs a physical evaluation
Doctor :   Do you have shortness of breath, anxiety, dizziness?
User :   sometimes i feel a crushing feeling in my chest and have felt a little dizzy twice in the last weel and then the fuzzyness in my head.
User :   i thiught it could have been poland as its spring here
Doctor :   Did you check for blood pressure and blood sugar in the recent times and found to be high?
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   yes at work, they seemed fine.
User :   dont smoke
Doctor :   Did you ever had similar problems in the past?
User :   no never
User :   maybe old age is setting in:)
Doctor :   When was your last annual check up with your doctor?
User :   about 3 weeks ago, i have to have an operation in 2 weeks as i have a fibroid in my cervix, and its 13cm by 13cm maybe it could be symptom from that ?
Doctor :   Not because of fibroid I believe
Doctor :   I suggest to undergo a stress test first to rule out anything related to heart
Doctor :   Otherwise I also recommend to splint the joints of the left arm with bands to reduce the mobility
Doctor :   that is at the elbow joint and wrist joint
User :   okay thankyou.
Doctor :   IS there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thank you
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