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jackolope56 posted:
57yr old auto mechanic having numbness in left tricep to ring and pinky.terrible pain in either finger joints when have to strike a blow or more with ballpean hammer.Have developed a heart pulse "misfire"ie.3 beats ...skip beat.where do I start for help?
billh99 responded:
A family/general practitioner would be the best place to start.

The arm pain sounds like some kind of nerve problem.

And the heart irregularity might be benign PVC's or could be more of an issue.

A family doctor is the best place to sort those out. To possible start treatment and/or direct you to specialist.
jackolope56 replied to billh99's response:
Thank s thought was which specialist to see first.Three weeks ago had yearly physical and found new problem hypothyroidism.Have a feeling some of other problems I'm experiencing could be related and need to see different specialists.(PCP referred me to rheumatologist ,neurologist and cardiologist) Whom to see first ?
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billh99 replied to jackolope56's response:
What specifically did your PCP say about seeing the cardiologist. Was there any urgency or did he just say that is something to check out?

And some of it depends on how long it takes to get an appointment with each specialist.

I am not a medical professional, but I know that thyroid imbalances can effect heart rate and irregularities. So unless the PCP indicated some urgency I would start with the rheumatologist first. I assume that he is the one that work on the thyroid issues. But I thought that an Endocrinologist would be the one that does that.

Once you see him discuss the other issues and if there could be any relationship. If not (which I suspect for the arm pain) go ahead on make an appointment with the other(s).

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