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Are Arm And Chest Pains Associated With Pituitary Tumors
Not commonly: These are not common symptoms of pituitary tumors...But they could occur if the tumor is producing too much thyroid or adrenal (cortisol) hormones. When someone complains of arm or chest pain, we worry more about the heart or lung rather than the pituitary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The pituitary is a gland in brain. It produces different hormones that help with various bodily functions (reproduction, body temperature control, blood pressure, growth, cognition). A disorder of pituitary can affect one or some or all of hormones and cause excess hormonal production or loss of hormonal production. A person with pituitary disorder should be under ...Read more
Are headaches caused by leaning forward, laying down and worse with excersice always happens with brain tumors? Are these symptoms with other things?
Not necessarily. : Tumors are just one of the many many things that can cause headaches and thankfully are one of the rarer ones. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more
What can be chest pain localized in the right side and associated with certain movements only ? No history of heart or chest problems
Chest wall: Typically, chest pain that is worsened with activities that move the chest wall is pain that comes from the chest wall. There are muscles, bones, cartilage and joints in the chest wall and every time you move, those structures have to move. You may have injured something or just strained some part in normal daily living. Chest wall pain is rarely a sign of anything serious. Stretching may help. ...Read more
Can ovarian cysts cause persistent upper back ache and bone weakness / discomfort? I also have high ESR and very low ferritin, all other blood normal.
More than one issue: Simple ovarian cysts should not cause backache. Low ferritin represents iron deficiency and you may have low blood count. High ESR is usually associated with inflammation, infectious or non-infectious. You have enough symptoms to warrant a consultation with a physician. ...Read more
Can anything in my back or neck cause SX that mimic heart disease? My left chest, jaw and arm pain has been cardiac investigated and heart is fine
Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis ?
What is causing sharp pain in my arm and leg. Feel like I'm being stab with needles. Can thoracic outlets syndrome cause these symptoms?
Occasional numb/tingly feeling in left arm with chest pain. ECG, chest X-ray, and blood test are all normal. Better with medicine.Can it be the heart?
Unlikely: You have been evaluated for heart disease and do not appear to have heart problem. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Thyroid cancer can be without symptoms other than swelling in the neck or abnormal thyroid function levels on bloodwork. If it does cause symptoms, it can give an appearance of an overactive thyroid: weight loss, racing heartbeat, feeling hot when others feel comfortable, diarrhea, and anxiety. You don't have to have all of these symptoms. Start with bloodwork to see if your levels are ok. ...Read more
Could cancer cause severe left upper back/shoulder and chest pain. When cardiac and GI has been ruled out? Family history of cancer.
Shortness of breath , fever and burning in my entire abdomen ... Worse by smoking and eating. Pain also in head neck and back ... History of ovarian cysts and endometriosis and ideas ?
See a doctor: You need to be seen face to face, have a detailed history and physical exam and perhaps some lab tests and imaging studies. This cannot and should not be diagnosed over the internet. You sound quite ill and should do this asap. Hope this will be self-limiting and you will be better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having chest pains on left side. From the center of my chest to my armpit. Often accompanied with mild headache. Can this be heart or cardiovascular?
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include angina / heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more
Neck/back pain: In a person of your age without other symptoms of nerve pressure: arm/leg pain, numbness, weakness, coordination problems, then likely none. Neck/back pain is a common complaint affecting 80% of us during our lifetimes. Try some core strengthening, tylenol/nsaid's, salonpas hot patches, and follow up with your doc if not getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?
Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
Are there any deficiencies that cause muscle pain and tingling? Upper back and arms are aching and feet legs are tingly. brain MRI normal a month ago
Unlikely deficiency: Would less likely be a deficiency. With the background of POTS and Ehlers Danlos would suggest you discuss the possibility of Fibromyalgia with you physicians. We see a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos - also known as benign hypermobility who have fibromyalgia. Your physician will help with therapy which includes exercise, correct of sleep and stress issues. ...Read more
Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?
Movement disorder: Dystonias or other movement disorders are often painless, involving often bizarre posturing or sudden random motions. There are a considerable variety of these, some of which are post-infectious, secondary to medications, psychiatric disorders, as well as genetically-determined movement disorders. If this a persistent problem, see a neurologist. ...Read more
What causes upper left back pain with movement and breathing? Not intense but very bothersome. Chest X-ray & EKG are both negative.
Chest wall or Lung: In general, if pain is present during movement or breathing, heart causes are very unlikely. This pattern would suggest chest wall muscle or bony irritation or injury (even with negative xray). Another possibility is lung irritation (pleurisy) which can have many causes (like viruses, pnuemonia, etc.) very unlikely, but another possibility is blood clot(s) to the lung on the affected side. ...Read more
Have anemia, and low calcium.consistently experience excruciating bone pain in legs and ribcage. Have had clear lung scans and spine mris.
You need a workup: Hi. Low calcium is not normal. Bone pain isn't either in absence of a fracture. What is your PTH? Your 25-hydroxyvitamin D? Your alkaline phosphatase? Your 24-hour urine calcium? You need a good work up! Go see my ol' buddy, Dr. Gyan Brard, an endocrinologist in Mesa, or any other good endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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