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Can Right Shoulder Pain Be A Symptom Of Liver Issue
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
Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more
Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?
Unlikely in the sho-: Ulder blade, but chest maybe. You might have symptoms like difficulty in swallowing or repeated regurgitations, maybe loss of weight, feeling of a mass or fullness in the upper middle part of the tummy, or in the neck area---- depending on the location of the lesion. Best would be to see your pcp and a gen surgeon so you could be investigated ; treatment started, as necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?
Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-cardiac causes are pericarditis (inflammation of outer layer of heart), musculoskeletal pain, or neural pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in right elbow to wrist and headache in neck..What can cause this? Could it be heart related?
Nerve irritation: Not likely heart-related.More likely either a pinched nerve as from a disc herniation or another musculoskeletal source such as dysfunctional vertebra in neck or upper back or even a rib malfunction.All can cause similar symptoms, but many may be relieved, sometimes immediately, by osteopathic manipulation.Only a good history & phys, incl hands-on osteopathic exam will be able to tell you for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: This is a very vague question. It really depends on what type of pain you are having, the location and quality of the pain, etc. If you tore your rotator cuff this can lead to permanent deficits in terms of strength and function. If you have concerns i would see your doctor and discuss this further. ...Read more
Blockage / infection: Blockage from kidney stone or other form of obstruction can be very painful & increases with fluid load to kiden. Pyelonephritis, kidney infection, can also be painful & tender. Kidney trauma or rupure. Hemorrage into malignant or benign kidney tumor. Large kidney cyst. Occasionally glomerulonephritis, an autoimmune inflammatory condition of kidney. ...Read more
Possible: It would be somewhat atypical as a symptom, but certainly possible. More concerning is the condition known as aortic dissection which commonly causes upper back pain. Of course numerous orthopedic conditions of the spine also cause this symptom. Get it checked out immediately if it is abrupt in onset and uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Pain in this area can have many causes, from a herniated disc in here neck to simple overuse or postural issues. A more thorough history of your symptoms and physical exam are needed to advise you. ...Read more
Yes: there are many potential causes, and i would encourage you to be seen; but you are right, the liver is in the right upper quadrant and can cause pain in the area, as can ulcer disease. Many other potential causes such as pleurisy, pneumonia, gall stones, costochondriitis, etc. an exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
I have shooting pin pain in my upper right abdominal area, could it be a symptom of pancreatic cancer or disease?
Not pancreas: Could be gas or gall bladder problem. ...Read more
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
Many ways: Before treatment is initiated you need to have a diagnosis. This can be achieved by seeing an orthopedic shoulder specialist. With an exam and history the diagnosis is made. You can confirm with x-rays and an mri. Major considerations at your age would be impingement, tendinitis, cartilage tear, and rotator cuff tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Referred pain: Right-shoulder pain due to the liver has been described as: achy, constant, changes with breathing, sharp. In one study, patients that underwent liver biopsy had more pain referred to the r-shoulder than localized right upper abdominal quadrant pain. They concluded that r-shoulder pain is likely to be a viscerosomatic referred pain, rather than a reflection of complication such as bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more informatio: How old are You? how long it bothers? How did it start? Any preceding injuries? Any associated medical problems? ...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
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
Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?
What is it? I have shoulder pain
(under the right shoulder) and right side pain seems to be under the ribs or at the end it happened during yawning
Possibility of PE-: -esp if on BC pills however Ur description is poor. More is needed such as does it hurt with deep inspiration or with shoulder use. This will help 2 C the proper physician. If this was a 1 time episode, I would not B concerned, if it continues 2 B constant, it needs evaluation. Start with Ur PCP & get referrals if needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex Joint: 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. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...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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