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A 34-year-old female asked:

i have felt a cyst in my shoulder near the joint fur the past 2 month but an mri will cost $500 after insurance. is it dangerous to just ignore it?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Clinical diagnosis: Do you have any symptoms? What is the size of the cyst? You can show it to your Primary care doctor. With the incomplete data you have provided you could wait for a few months & follow up accordingly. MRI may not be needed.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

Having a lot of joint pain all over?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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