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Q: awake from sleep with SEVERE right hand pain,can't open hand.also weakness worse in right arm

I have severe right hand pain. I can't open my head, and my whole right arm feels weak. What could it be?

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
1/12/10 9:40pm

Hi cb,

Commonly symptoms of a heart attack include pain in the left arm, but you can feel pain in the right side too.  Weakness in either side of the body can also be a symptom of a stroke. 

Symtpom of a heart attack or stroke

Symptoms of a heart attack in women

I suggest you call your physician or go to the emergency room as soon as possible to determine if your heart is the cause of the pain and weakness or if it is related to something else completely.

Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN



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By cb, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/22/14, First Published: 01/12/10