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JennL79 posted:
Hello, I am a 33yr old woman who is a bit overweight & my doctor has found 5 lumps on my thyroid & I am borderline diabetic. Yesterday while relaxed, my lower left arm and hand went numb and I had a tingling rush to my head & felt faint. While I haven't had my thyroid checked yet & my cholestorol is fine I am wodering if this could be early signs of anything serious. I was checked by paramedics & everything was normal besides high oxygen levels from my getting worked up about what was happening and panicking a bit & a little high blood pressure. If anyone has had these symptons or knows what could be happening to me I'd gladly appreciate your knowledge.
cardiostarusa1 responded:

What could be wrong?

This can not truly be determined via the Internet (which has serious limitations/restrictions). One can only guess or speculate here.

"I am wondering if this could be early signs of anything serious."

Maybe, maybe not.

"Yesterday while relaxed, my lower left arm and hand went numb and I had a tingling rush to.....".

In general-only, tingling or numbness (paresthesias), has various causes, some minor to life-threatening, even including a side effect from some prescription drugs, or it can correlate with, or be triggered off by other symptoms (such as pain). Most common areas affected are the hands, arms, legs and feet, though it can occur anywhere on the body.

Additionally, of the various kinds/types of heart conditions, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent.

"a bit overweight / I am borderline diabetic"

Keep ALL known modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (which actually begins very early in life, even as early as in the pre-teen/teenage years) closely in-check.

Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

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