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Arm weakness: Introduction

Arm weakness: Weakness of the muscles of the arm. See detailed information below for a list of 100 causes of Arm weakness, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Arm weakness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Arm weakness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Arm weakness:

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Arm weakness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Arm weakness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Stories from Users for Arm weakness

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Message Boards for Arm weakness

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Diagnostic tests for Arm weakness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Arm weakness. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - looking for bruising, deformity of arm, swelling of the arm, abnormal posture of body, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements.
  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure and pulse to detect risk factors for stroke
    • Listen for carotid bruits which can indicate narrowing of arteries to brain and thus risk factor of stroke
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
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Medications or substances causing Arm weakness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Arm weakness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Arm weakness:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Arm weakness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cafergot (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Cafetrate (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and D.H.E. 45 (Dihydroergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ercaf (Ergotatamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ergomar (Ergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Ergostat (Ergotamine) interaction
  • Blocadren (Timolol) and Sansert (Methysergide) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Arm weakness: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Arm weakness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Arm weakness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Arm weakness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Arm weakness

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Arm weakness: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Arm weakness:

The list of organs typically affected by Arm weakness may include, but is not limited to:

  • Arm
  • Arm muscles
  • Arm nerves

Detailed list of causes of Arm weakness

The list below shows some of the causes of Arm weakness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Arm weakness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Arm weakness. Of the 100 causes of Arm weakness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 93 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Arm weakness:

The following list of conditions have 'Arm weakness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Arm weakness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Arm weakness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Arm weakness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Arm weakness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Arm weakness:

    Medical Conditions associated with Arm weakness:

    Weakness (3752 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Arm weakness:

    Arm numbness (71 causes), Arm paresthesia (68 causes), Hand weakness (57 causes), Arm pain (133 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Elbow weakness (16 causes), Wrist weakness (33 causes), Shoulder weakness (16 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Joint weakness, Arm injury, Arm tingling (21 causes), Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Nerve compression, tendinitis (12 causes), paralysis (325 causes), muscle diseases, hemiparesis (47 causes)

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