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Significant Loss of Muscle Mass in the Arms Checker

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Your Significant Loss of Muscle Mass in the Arms May Also be Known as:
Arms are skinny
Arms are weak
Arms shrinking
Bicep shrinking
Lost muscle in arms
Skinny arms
Tricep shrinking

Top 2 Significant Loss of Muscle Mass in the Arms Causes

  1. 1.Brachial Plexopathy

    The brachial plexus is a complex nerve network located in the upper chest deep to the collar bone, which supplies the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus is usually due to mechanical injury or trauma, and can interfere with normal nerve function causing numbness, pain, and/or weakness.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss these symptoms. It is likely the doctor will perform a thorough physical exam, and in many cases refer you to a specialist, physical therapist, or both. A professional evaluation is very important, as surgical treatment might be required for a brachial plexus nerve injury.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one arm, shoulder pain that shoots to the arm, arm weakness, numbness in one arm, shoulder pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue.

    Fibromyalgia is treated symptomatically. Medication, therapy, and stress reduction may reduce symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, trouble sleeping, depressed mood, headache
    Symptoms that always occur with fibromyalgia:
    hidden: arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Significant Loss of Muscle Mass in the Arms

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Is your fatigue getting any better or worse?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Significant Loss of Muscle Mass in the Arms Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced significant loss of muscle mass in the arms have also experienced:

    • 8% Fatigue
    • 5% Muscle Aches
    • 3% Nausea
  • People who have experienced significant loss of muscle mass in the arms were most often matched with:

    • 12% Brachial Plexopathy
    • 5% Fibromyalgia

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