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Having burning sensation in chest, which travled down right arm. Symptoms repeat. What is causing this?

I had a burning sensation in the center of my chest , it felt like gas or heartburn and then it traveled down my right arm and I had weakness in my arm for a short period. This lasted for a very short period maybe 30 seconds and the subsided. I ve had this before and but they don t last very long and then I m fine. Each time these have happened in the morning
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be caused by various reasons, including minor problem such as indigestion or stress, to serious medical emergencies such as a heart attack.

Other causes include:
1. Strained chest muscles due to overuse
2. Chest muscle injury
3. Short-term, sudden anxiety with rapid breathing
4. Peptic ulcer disease
5. Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux

Even in the causes involving the digestive tract, pain gets referred to shoulder & arm due to irritation of diaphragm & phrenic nerve

So, it will be better to consult a Doctor & get a physical examination done to rule out other causes.
So that proper management steps could be taken.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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