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had surgery for a compressed nerve years ago now i am having painfrom the top of my arm where it meets my shoulder and downback of arm and under arm

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Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Better to wait: Getting a Tattoo on your shoulder may create swelling in the lymph-nodes under your arm. This may make it more difficult to identify the correct lum ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
31 years experience Phlebology
Nerve injury: This is the distribution for the ulnar nerve (4th and 5th fingers) and some of the radial (top of hand). You may want to see a neurologist or hand sur ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Not normal : Time to get back in too see your surgeon and discuss how you can determine the cause of your current symptoms. Just based on your description, i would ... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many Sources?: We need a clear diagnosis and cause for your symptoms first. Please make an appointment with your surgeon to get the process started. In the meantim ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Surgery is last: Unlikely surgical. There are stretches and strengthening exercises you can try first, for the neck, and upper extremities. I recommend YIN YOGA to m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be exper ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Maybe. : It sounds suspicious. I would see your doctor. You may benefit from an MRI.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Possible: The description sounds like a possible pinched nerve in the neck although could also be a shoulder problem. Get checked out by your doctor.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
The : The most common pinched nerve a t the elbow is the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome. While numbness in the little and ring finger, weakness in t ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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? lymphedema: I presume that you mean your arm is swollen. If the surgery is extensive, the lymph channels can be injured during the process. Many times they wil ... Read More
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