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Forum Name: Heart Failure
Question: Chest pain and arm numbness
|BRETMAN101 - Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:26 pm||
i am 37 yrs old and a non smoker. my fingers and my hand have been asleep for a week. i also have alot of trouble swallowing. when i swallow my chest really hurts. i'm more nervous than anything
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:10 pm||
Chest pain during swallowing means that most probably you have some kind of inflammation of the esophagus or esophgeal spasm.
i recommend that you see your doctor to be examined and may be referred to a gastrointestinal specialist for an endoscopy if your doctor thinks it is indicated.
Regarding your hand and fingers being numb, there could be either a problem in the nerve going to the hand in a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome or a could be some problem with your neck like arthritis.
i suggest that you be evaluated for both of the above mentioned conditions.
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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