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7 Potential Mild Upper Arm Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, which deliver oxygen. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body does not have enough iron. Iron helps make red blood cells.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Chest Pain That Shoots to the Shoulders or Arms

    Chest pain radiating to the shoulders or arms can be dangerous (a sign of a heart attack or damage to the aorta) or relatively minor (acid reflux). Distinguishing between the two needs a doctor's touch. You should go see one as soon as possible!

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    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    chest pain that spreads to the shoulders and/or arms, chest pain, chest pain upon exertion
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  5. 5.Enchondroma

    Enchondroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of cartilage, which is a type of tissue that provides lubrication and shock absorbance in joints. These tumors usually begin during childhood, and are discovered in people between 10 and 20 years of age. Enchondromas are very common, and are in fact the most common tumor of the hand.

    Chronic (tumors will not go away on their own), but are not expected to decrease life expectancy in any way.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous thigh pain, spontaneous hand pain, arm pain, swollen finger, thigh pain
    Symptoms that always occur with enchondroma:
    spontaneous hand pain
    Symptoms that never occur with enchondroma:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd)

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a chronic condition of the lungs and the airways in the lungs. Damage has occured due to long-term exposure to substances that irritate and damage the lungs, such as cigarette smoke or air pollution. This damage can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance and cough. A common cold or other types of infection can cause symptoms to worden acutely, this is called an exacerbation.

    Often a lifelong condition

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough and dyspnea related to smoking, cough, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that always occur with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd):
    cough and dyspnea related to smoking
    Symptoms that never occur with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd):
    rectal bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Lung Cancer (Non - Small Cell)

    Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, which usually grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. People with NSCLC have tumors in their lungs and may suffer from cough, chest pain, spitting up blood, and difficulty breathing.

    Non-small cell lung cancer is a serious disease, and to assess prognosis a consultation with an oncologist is needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    cardinal symptoms of lung cancer like chest pain or changes in breathing, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Upper Arm Pain

  • Q.About your [upper arm], do you notice:
  • Q.Did you recently experience an injury to the upper arm area?
  • Q.Do you have any idea what may have caused your upper arm pain?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Mild Upper Arm Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild upper arm pain have also experienced:

    • 10% Rib Pain on One Side
    • 9% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 4% Pain in the Front of the Shoulder
  • People who have experienced mild upper arm pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced mild upper arm pain were most often matched with:

    • 1% Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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