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Doctor insights on: Arthritis Shoulder Nodule

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis? Any correlations?

Small adrenal: nodules will not cause shoulder pain or scoliosis. The vast majorityof incidentally discovered adrenal nodules are benign adenomas. Most of these have unique characteristics on MRI and CT and can be diagnosed without biopsy. If they cannot be characterized as benign adenomas, they are indeterminate and may need additional evaluation and follow up. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?

I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need  F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal  ringlike calcifi?

Yes you do: Calcification in the thyroid usually get attention. Especially when seen on CT. See your doctor to further find out the nature of the calcification ...Read more

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7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos  strait hip shoulder + chest pain.  And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

None: Psoriatic arthritis typically does not cause nodules. Skin and lung and eye nodules typically occur with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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When do subcutaneous nodules appear in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

When do subcutaneous nodules appear in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anytime/often later: Rheumatoid nodules occur in about 35% of RA patients. Interestingly, smoking and the use of Methotrexate increases the risk of developing these nodules. They tend to appear later in the disease course but can occur really at any time. ...Read more

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How to know when do subcutaneous nodules appear in course of ra(rheumatoid arthritis)?

How to know when do subcutaneous nodules appear in course of ra(rheumatoid arthritis)?

Usually never: Subcutaneous nodules are only present in about 20% of cases, they are usually associated with more severe disease. ...Read more

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Raised mole on shoulder.Pinched it n piece of black skin broke off. Scratched with nail it bled and now the mole is flat.Nodular melanoma? 20yo guy

Raised mole on shoulder.Pinched it n piece of black skin broke off. Scratched with nail it bled and now the mole is flat.Nodular melanoma? 20yo guy

See your derm.: While melanoma in a 21 year old is rare, it does occasionally happen. I would bring this skin lesion to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. If the lesion appears suspicious to them they would perform a skin biopsy to obtain a diagnosis. And remember to limit your exposure to UV radiation. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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I have found my right clavicle thicker (more protruding) than my left clavicle.Have felt pain on right clavic.for over a month.What problem?Arthritis?

I have found my right clavicle thicker (more protruding) than my left clavicle.Have felt pain on right clavic.for over a month.What problem?Arthritis?

It is possible: to develop hypertrophic degenerative arthritis at the sternoclavicular joint or acromioclavicular joint, which can feel asymmetric or like a lump. Dislocations/subluxations can also cause one side to protrude. You should see your doc for an evaluation, an xray may help as well. ...Read more

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Huge pain in left sholder , then swelling in the left knee , RA factor +ve, does.That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it ?

Huge pain in left sholder , then swelling in the left knee , RA factor +ve, does.That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it ?

No. but trouble: You have migratory polyarthritis, of which rhematoid arthritis is one of the major players. Ou should cojsult with a rheumatologist, a specialist in these disorders. These arthritides are destructive; ie, they destroy the joint tissue is untreated. But we have good medications for them now. So save our joints, get a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have rheumatoid arthritis. Clavicle bone is excruciating. Rheumatologist says he doesn't know what's going on and to seek ER treatment. This normal?

Have rheumatoid arthritis. Clavicle bone is excruciating. Rheumatologist says he doesn't know what's going on and to seek ER treatment. This normal?

If it is @ either--: --end, ,there R joints that can B effected by RA. If mid shaft, i would C an ortho 2 r/o any other pathology. The ER is not the proper place 2 go, unless there was trauma & a fracture is suspected. ...Read more

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Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Yes: This sounds like standard of care. You can always request other nonsurgical therapies, but if you're having unrelenting pain after several months of treatment, your doctor's plan is well within the standard of care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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In an exam, my doc pressed too hard on my right clavicle or below it.I have felt pain there for over a month.Fracture?Bruise?Arthritis?Heart problem?

In an exam, my doc pressed too hard on my right clavicle or below it.I have felt pain there for over a month.Fracture?Bruise?Arthritis?Heart problem?

Need more info: There are a couple of reasons for your symptoms. Probably not a cardiac problem but a muscular or bone problem. . See him/her again for a re exam and possibly an x-ray depending on his/her findings.. Continued pain for over a month is reason for re-evaluation ...Read more

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I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

Have it worked up: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

See details: It is likely just a referred pain from the neck. One cannot tell if it is neck or shoulder without an exam. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Medication and: It takes a program-identify what causes the pain and try to minimize that. Selective use of medications and therapy will help. ...Read more

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I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

First,: You should see either a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon to examine you, perform x-rays as indicated, possibly lab work to determine what type of arthritis you may have and then treat appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more