Randomly getting a pump in one arm?
April 9, 2014 6:35 PM Subscribe
While working out tonight, I walked/ran for 15 minutes on the treadmill and started to warm up with light weights (one set of overhead barbell press). I then noticed that my left arm was engorged with blood - like a “pump” as if I had been working out intensely for a while, but my right was not. The medical advice line thought it wasn't cardiac, but I'd like to figure out what the cause might be.
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This began in my upper left arm and continued down to my palm, which was pink. My right arm was completely normal. It's now an hour and a half later and my left arm still looks a bit pink.
While running, I had a little bit of sensitivity in my left delt and pec but didn't think much of it.
Relevant info: I'm male, early 30s, 5'9" 165 lbs. I've been lifting somewhat consistently for over three years, with less consistent cardio. My blood pressure used to be high (140/90) but now is usually normal at rest unless I'm tired or nervous. I was inoculated with hookworm (helminthic therapy) in my left bicep 17 days ago, but the larvae should be in my intestines by now so I don't think that's the cause.