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Can Right Shoulder Pain Be A Symptom Of Liver Issue
Had cholecystectomy in August 13 now liver region looks swollen and hard and right shoulder pain constant please help scared of cancer?
No cancer: Depending on the reason for cholecystectomy and the nature of the GB that was removed and whether there was difficulty in removing due to penetration into the liver, a hematoma could have formed producing liver swelling. This would give referred pain to shoulder from irritation under diaphragm. This is not a sign of Ca which would have been reported by pathologist examining the GB ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Diaphragm spasm: The diaphragm and the deltoid muscles share a common ennervation. When you have diaphragm spasm with coughing or sneezing the pain is referred to the shoulder, usually right sided. ...Read more
There could be a few reasons for your symptoms. I would see a physician for assessment of your rotator cuff. If the rotator cuff is ruled out as a cause of your discomfort then your physician can look into other potential reasons behind the pain and loss of strength.
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Well maybe your right shoulder is somehow compensating for something your left should is doing.
You should go see a doctor if this persists. ...Read more
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How old are You? How long it bothers? How did it start?
Any preceding injuries? Any associated medical problems? ...Read more
Many things: Most common cause would be a "pulled muscle", but this may be a sign of something more serious such as a pneumothorax, pleural effusion or another pleural problem. If it gets worse or does not go away in a few days by itself or with over-the-counter medicines, consult a doctor. ...Read more
I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.
Started with right shoulder pain at first felt stiff now it's sharp and goes to my elbow. Took anvil with no relief it's keeping me awake.
Get evaluated: May be referred from neck if no injuries. See md for xrays and work up ...Read more
Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously, makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?
See a physician: Shoulder pain can be caused by multiple different things: rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, arthritis, bursitis, referred pain from your neck, muscle pain in the shoulder girdle, cartilage defects, or even tumors or infections. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a physician and begin the workup to determine the cause. Treatments will depend on the diagnosis/cause. Good luck! ...Read more
The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Shoulder pain can also come from your neck... I suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam.
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Shoulder pain: It is conceivable that this is due, in some fashion, to irritation of the diaphragm with radiation to the right shoulder. Although this would usually occur in the left shoulder there may be something wrong in the upper gastrointestinal tract that is producing an irritant effect on the diaphragm. See a family practitioner or a general internist to begin a full assessment. ...Read more
Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), I would search elsewhere. Lung problems such as pneumonia, pleurisy can do the same, although less common. ...Read more
I have been suffering from right shoulder pain for few months. Nowadays it just got worse. Pain from shoulder radiating to neck please tell me?
Check it out: If otc meds do not help may want to see your doc or chiropractor. Sounds lika a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more
R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
In few day, gas pain: Are common after laparoscopic procedures because carbon dioxide is injected into the abdomen to improve the surgeon's view. To help treat that. Position yourself on your side if you have shoulder pain caused by the carbon dioxide irritating the diaphragm. Bring your knees to your chest and hold this position for 5 to 15 minutes, recommends the universityof wisconsin hospital. ...Read more
Rotator cuff issue?: The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. You have the cuff muscles 4 and 2ndary muscles. ~16 muscles that have to work together for a smooth range of motion. Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not bone. Start self-pro massage, chiropractor, heat, and stretching. In my practice acupuncture is the best tool! ...Read more
Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?
Left and right shoulder pain for past 4 years M.R.I and X-RAY negative many different medications prescribed newest being Cymbalta (duloxetine) but nothing helps.
Osteopathy: I would highly recommend finding an osteopathic doctor (a D.O.) who does Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) who specializes in diagnosing the musculoskeletal system and treating it with their hands and manipulations. It's highly effective, I practice it myself and have had a very successful practice doing so. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
"referred pain": This may be pain that is radiating from your gallbladder - called "referred pain". Pleurisy can do it too. Time to see your doctor! You need a few tests. ...Read more
Too many to name: The differnential diagnosis for right shoulder pain is immense without further information. The best thing to do is get a formal evaluation by a physician that specializes in shoulder/musculoskeletal pain. Orthopedics, physiatrist, sports medicine, or pain physician are all reasonable choices. The problem may be from the shoulder itself or a referred pain from another area, thus requiring eval. ...Read more
Should be ok: Sorry to hear about the shoulder pain. If this is a one time occurrence it might have something as simple as sleeping on your right shoulder and stressing the joint for a short time. I sometimes wake up with my arm feeling numb because I slept on it too long and cut off the blood supply, but it gets better instantly when I wake up and allow blood to go back to the arm. If this continues see a doc. ...Read more
Ice and nSAID's: Assuming you did not have an injury, shoulder pain will usually resolve with ice and anti-inflammatory medications. Activity modification is important to avoid aggravating the problem. Symptoms that do not resolve, will likely respond to oral/injectable steroids and therapy. Failure of non-op treatment is followed by MRI and shoulder arthroscopy is performed. See a board certified orthopaedic doc. ...Read more
Not normally: A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain would be if the hiatal hernia is causing so much irritation to your diaphragm that its spasming on the right, which could lend itself to some referred pain, but this is not very common. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
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