Pain Concern

Left forearm numbness and occasional aches

Does anyone else have these issues? My left arm mostly forearm goes numb on and off on sometimes it doesnt happen all the time but when it does it mostly goes away after i have a bowel movement! Ive been to see 2 different cardiologists and had countless ekgs, chest xrays, blood work that they say is normal and that my heart looks good ive also had a stress test done and an echo which also came back normal so they sai these occassional numbness and aches are not related to my heart and that my heart lools great 3 kids later and may i mention i have another on the way and that i also suffer from anxiety disorder and Gerd and ive had constipation problems the whole 29 years of my life tmi i know but just trying to find help! & to be told my heart is healthy i still panic and think its my heart!

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It might help if you could avoid constipation by drinking more water and gradually increasing fibre in your diet. Cutting down on foods that can cause problems such as White bread, cheese, marshmallows, Broad Beans, caffeine, eggs.

Constipation can cause lots of problems and Pelvic floor weakness.

If you take iron pills - try taking with fresh orange juice. But get bowels moving regularly first, so fresh orange doesn't cause sickness.

I've had similar symptoms.


This could be referred pain due to the constipation. This blog explains it well

Your heart has the all clear so it is time to stop worrying about that. You have constipation problems, and the numbness goes away then, points to it being related to that. I know that it is hard to stop feeling anxious about our hearts, but feeling anxious about that can make you even more anxious and get you into a downward spiral.

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I seem to go more often when i do drink more water so im going to keep doing that part and change my eating habits thank you both so much


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