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Is numbness in upper arm a sign of a heart problem ?

Is numbness in your upper arm a sign of a heart problem? I also get really bad chest pains but not at the same time. had the numbness last week the chest pain 2 days ago and now my neck is killing me any advise would be appreciated O am 41 and yes I smoke before you all put quit smoking I am trying to
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Chest pain and arm numbness can easily be indicative of heart disease. These symptoms can actually mean that you are having, or about to have, a heart attack. You should seek medical help immediately. Since you bought up smoking, another ominous condition could be a lung tumor near the very top of your lungs. This can cause chest pain, and can grow outward to invade the brachial plexus which is a nearby large nerve bundle that runs into the arm (causing arm numbness or pain), and can also cause neck pain. Other less serious conditions could include a cervical disc herniation or other musculoskeletal problems. In short, go seek medical help.
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