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What causes excessive sweating with heat and pricking sensations throughout the hands in an elderly?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Question: My 80 year old mother just called and said she had an uncomfortable ache right under her breasts and became nauseated really bad, she also at that time said both of her hands were hot and it felt like hot needles sticking in them.... also she said she was sweating profusely and within the 5-10 min episode her blouse was ringing wet... this was 6 hrs ago and she feels fine right now... any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need Cardiac Evaluation.

Detailed answer:

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

After going through medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your mother and I would like to tell you that symptoms mentioned in your query are typically indication of Angina or a cardiac event for which she needs a cardiac evaluation.

It’s advisable to get an ECG, echocardiography, Chest X-ray and cardiac markers done and personal consult a cardiologist with reports for further management.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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What causes excessive sweating with heat and pricking sensations throughout the hands in an elderly?

Brief Answer: Need Cardiac Evaluation. Detailed answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. After going through medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your mother and I would like to tell you that symptoms mentioned in your query are typically indication of Angina or a cardiac event for which she needs a cardiac evaluation. It’s advisable to get an ECG, echocardiography, Chest X-ray and cardiac markers done and personal consult a cardiologist with reports for further management. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Dr. Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist