Patient discussion about arm

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Q. I have a constant pain in the inside part of my arm. What can it be?

In the last few weeks I have noticed that I have a right arm pain. The strange thing is that the pain is in a specific point in the inside part of the arm, very near to the elbow. I thnk the pain started for the first time during a baseball game but I am not sure. I work in a factory and as I sad before I use my right arm for baseball, and this pain hinders me. What can it be?
A1I myself play a lot as a pitcher, and i have the same pain. It is more painful when the forearm is flexed towards the body.
I went to my GP about it because it drove me nuts, and he said that I need to take anti-inflammatory drugs, and if it will not work he will inject me something.
he prescribed me a great medication and I didn't need the injection.
A2It sound like you suffer from golfer's elbow.
I know you dont play golf its just the name of it.
you can hear (and see) more about it here:

Q. I developed an AV Fistula after a heart catherization procedure. I am bleeding through the tissues in left arm

I am on coumadin, but currently have a lower than usual INR. Corrective surgery was scheduled for yesterday, but had to be delayed. I am concerned that I have a large amount of blood (dark red) bleeding though the tissues right under the skin in my left arm. Should I seek immediate medical attention? The bleeding is over approximately a 3 and 1/2" area on my left arm. Came about in a period of a few minutes.
Awell, you are on blood thinners. i wouldn't take the chance. i mean- i'm not sure i follow what is happening over there. it could be a severe problem or nothing. i would let a doctor check it out. the worse thing that could happen is you wasting a day at the hospital, on the other end of that scenario- you can end up dead. i would go with the first one.

Q. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking...

Hi members, please help me to choose the right way. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking, bouncing, jumping, limited repetitive play skills, low self esteem, difficulty commencing and occasionally sustaining adult directed tasks, difficulty maintaining relationships with adults and peers, he becomes easily frustrated and will become physically and verbally aggressive, can overreact to being touched, easily distracted by noise, short attention span, likes routine and finds it difficult to change task, difficulty listening, and difficulty following verbal instructions. He is like this at home and school. I have been told by the local NHS group that he is not autistic because of his parent’s separation and divorce in his early life and he does not present these behaviors as a "pervasive feature". Instead they suggest he needs a hearing check and he has "neuro developmental immaturities". What is your opinion? Should I get a second opinion?
A1if you ask me - they could be right. anyway i would be careful from over-the-net-diagnosis. their specialist saw the child and examined his behavior, he probably know what he is doing. and even if you are not sure- get a second opinion. can't hurt can it?
A2Hi Turner, Based on the behaviors, social and cognitive features I would hazard to guess that your son most likely has Asperger's Syndrome (AS), which is synonymous with PDD-NOS and high functioning autism. I am almost certain. Your parental difficulties would cause a behavioral pattern consistent with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and not what you are currently seeing. You need a full assessment by an individual or team expert in the areas of AS. I can recommend the testing that should be done. Also, there is a very good Asperger's forum on the Internet in the UK. These experienced parents can help you get the services your son needs.

Q. my sons arm started twitching in the mornings. is that normal?

it's scary, not every morning, but once in a while (twice a week maybe more) he's right arm just twitches without control for 2-3 minutes. can i stop it? should i try to restrain him? does any one know this situation?
A1was your son ever diagnosed for epilepsy? if this is the case, it's not dangerous (unless he holds a knife...) so don't restrain him - it can do only damage. but you should be aware that if the seizure does not stop after 3-5 minutes- you should call an ambulance. and don't panic, your son will be O.K :)
A2my dear- it sound like your son is having an epilepsy seizure that's called "Myoclonus". epilepsy can be general seizures or partial. in this case it's very partial and is focused on a small area in the brain. You should take him to the doctor for examinations. you can read about it in the "National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke" website, here is a direct link:

Q. My arms go limp And my chest hurts. There is no way I can lift my arms. It lasts 10 min.

This eposode comes on every few days. Its scary. Drs. have no clue. Thanks betty
Awell, i'm not a Dr...but there is a web site that might give you a clue on what's wrong and what questions to ask the Dr. sometimes it's important to know what kind of Dr. you need:

good luck! i hope you'll get a lead!

Q. my arm left hurt like hell what can i do to remidy it

AWell it depends on many things- how long it is hurting? Chronic pain can be from reasons that require medical examination, in order to provide with proper diagnosis and treatment. If this pain is only in the last few days, and there's no trauma to the arm involved, or an apparent infection, then it is probably just muscle pain, that can be eased by over-the-counter creams for muscle and joint pains.

Q. Is it possible to have pin worm on directly on the skin of your fore arms?

I've had this condition for more than a year. The only thing that makes a difference is something to kill parasites. Nothing works efficiently. I itch all over beside having big sores on my arms and back. I've hade blood test that show that there are no parasites in the blood. So now what do I do? I am constantly digging this out of my skin, and the buggars jump.
A1I'm seeing a dermatologist. They said it wasn't scabies. That's what I thought it was at first. I keep breaking out in new places. The Dr. say's it's dermititous, but I'm seeing something different. Went I first broke out with this I felt crawly in the area I now have the sores.
A2Actually it is shaped like a vine
A3Are you sure these are pinworms? According to your description, it sounds more like scabies ( Pinworms usually cause itching around the anus, and not on the forearm.

However, since I haven't even seen a picture of the lesions, and I hate to make these over-the-net diagnosis, I think it'd be wise to see a doctor (e.g. a dermatologist, doctor that treat skin condition), since if it's indeed scabies there's a treatment.
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