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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms
Question: Left arm pain/high blood pressure
|margewil - Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:39 pm||
I am 36 years old and have woke up twice this week with pains in my left shoulder which radiates down my arm - at first I thought I just slept on it wrong but the pain lasted for almost 2 to 3 hours. I checked my blood pressure with an at home kit and it was 162/107. The pain has gone and my pressure is back down to 119/67. I had been having some problems with indigestion but that seems to have cleared up after I gave up coffee and some other foods. I am somewhat overweight and have a history of high blood pressure but am not on any medication at this time. I am really anxious that something is wrong but also concerned that I'm just being overly cautious. Any advice would be appreciated.
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:37 pm||
This does not sound like pain of cardiac origin.
i think that you might have a neck problem or a shoulder problem.
The high blood pressure is caused by the pain itself (reaction to the pain).
Thank you very much for using our website https://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.
Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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