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Had cholecystectomy in August 13 now liver region looks swollen and hard and right shoulder pain constant please help scared of cancer?

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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Liver (Definition)

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


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Can right shoulder pain be caused by gallstones?

Can right shoulder pain be caused by gallstones?

Could be: Some times gall bladder attaches will give referred pains to right shoulder area. ...Read more

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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

Variable: The pain could be things as simple as
a contusion, tendonitis internal derangements, and fractures.
You need a thorough exam, history and
possible xrays or MRI scans
obviously, the results of the above will
help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I always have right shoulder pain when I am bench pressing. Is this bad?

I always have right shoulder pain when I am bench pressing. Is this bad?

Possibly: Bench pressing places significant stress on the shoulders and often causes pain. Whether it is causing damage or whether you can push through it is impossible to tell without a more thorough evaluation. I recommend that you see an ortho doc with experience with shoulders. ...Read more

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What causes right shoulder pain after coughing?

What causes right shoulder pain after coughing?

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

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What can I do about throbbing right shoulder pain?

What can I do about throbbing right shoulder pain?

Throbbing shoulder: Depends on the cause. Could be from the shoulder or referred from the neck. Is it worsened with certain neck positions? Moving your shoulder? Any tingling or numbness into your arm? Best to have evaluated by care provider to separate out causes. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain since sleeping on it wrong last night?

Possible: It should resolve in a day or two. Try advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic. If not better by next week see your doctor. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and loss of strength. What causes this?

Right shoulder pain and loss of strength. What causes this?

May be...: 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.

http://drmarkgalland. Com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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What can you do for bad right shoulder pain after appendectomy?

Time: Assuming you had your appendectomy done laparoscopically, the pain you're feeling is likely due to the gas that is used to blow up your belly during the surgery. This can cause right shoulder pain which usually resolves within 48 hours as the gas is absorbed. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain from weight training! How do I bulk up now?

Rest: Overuse shoulder pain should resolve with rest and anti-inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofen) in about 1-3 weeks. If it doesn't, it maybe a more significant problem. Seek medical help from a shoulder specialist if pain persists. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have right shoulder pain when using the opposite arm?

What could be causing me to have right shoulder pain when using the opposite arm?

Hmmmm: 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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There is like a tingling/numbing pain in my right shoulder. Pain won't subside.???? Help!

There is like a tingling/numbing pain in my right shoulder. Pain won't subside.???? Help!

Need more informatio: How old are You? How long it bothers? How did it start?
Any preceding injuries? Any associated medical problems? ...Read more

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What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

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

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I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.

I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.

Be seen: Many possible causes, but usually chest and/or shoulder pain that is worse with inspiration would be well suited to be urgently evaluated just to rule out a cardiac or pulmonary cause. ...Read more

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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!?

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!?

Shoulder pain: Spontaneous shoulder pain without an injury?! arm feeling heavy or numb? It is best to go see a physician to be sure that you have not torn your rotator cuff or cause an injury to your brachial plexus. 1 will impede your athletics the other will make you a gimp. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain for months now?

Right shoulder pain for months now?

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

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Still severe right shoulder pain. What do I do?

Still severe right shoulder pain. What do I do?

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

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What could cause right shoulder pain for about 6 months now?

Depends: Shoulder pain can be from muscle, tendon or arhriiits. Tendonitis may last longer than other problems. You need to seedoctor for evaluation and prope treatment. ...Read more

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I keep having sharp right shoulder pain every time I eat and drink?

I keep having sharp right shoulder pain every time I eat and drink?

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

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Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

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

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Right shoulder pain. Just had exploratory surgery. Everthing looked ok so why?

Other cause?: Not all shoulder pain arises from the shoulder. Possibly referred pain from the neck. ...Read more

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What can I do for right shoulder pain while breathing in?

What can I do for right shoulder pain while breathing in?

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

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When will the right shoulder pain after my gallbladder surgery go away?

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

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Sharp right shoulder pain while running, usually starts after about 12 minutes into my run?

Sharp right shoulder pain while running, usually starts after about 12 minutes into my run?

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

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Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lung, and kidney problems can also cause similar symptoms. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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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

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Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

"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

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What causes right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

Possiible the neck: Numbness is usually a neurologic complaint. There may be a number of possible causes of shoulder pain and hand numbness. One possible cause is a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Consider seeing a dictor for an exam and appropriate studies. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What are probable causes for right shoulder pain and what can I do to treat it?

What are probable causes for right shoulder pain and what can I do to treat it?

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

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I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute?

I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute?

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

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What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

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

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Can a hiatal hernia cause refered right shoulder pain?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Pack
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Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Definition)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain ...Read more