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Ruq pain to back and r shoulder. Wt loss. Pressure feels like something in there. Chronic. 2 times felt like something being ripped from body.

Ruq pain to back and r shoulder. Wt loss.  Pressure feels like something in there. Chronic. 2 times felt  like  something  being ripped  from body.

See below: You may have gallstones or a dysfunctional gallbladder. A ultrasound and if necessary a hida scan should be able to determine this. ...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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Could a cortisone shot in the left shoulder cause loss of arm use. It's been 5 months and still no change. ?

Could a cortisone shot in the left shoulder cause loss of arm use. It's been 5 months and still no change. ?

Family practice : A single cortisone injection probably didn't cause increased discomfort and disuse of your arm if done properly. It may have been injected injuring a nerve. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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I've had a frozen shoulder for nearly 2 years still very pain full. Taking over-the-counter antinflammatories. Now looks and feels like muscle loss.

I've had a frozen shoulder for nearly 2 years still very pain full.  Taking over-the-counter antinflammatories.  Now looks and feels like muscle loss.

Need evaluation: Frozen shoulder can be caused by acute trauma, instability, cervical nerve compression, etc. Long term, motion loss can become sever and muscle atrophy and weakness can result. It is extremely important that you undergo a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program. If condition does not improve, re-evaluation, additional therapy and possibly more tests may be required. ...Read more

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I have a pituitary tumor and i wanted does it cause neck and shoulder pain and loss of weight.

I have a pituitary tumor and i wanted does it cause neck and shoulder pain and loss of weight.

Depends on tumor: A lot depends on the size location and function of the tumor. A pituitary tumor may cause headaches, visual disturbances, and if it secretes a hormone, it can cause syndromes related to that. Neck/shoulder pain and weight loss are not common for a pit tumor, unless the tumor actually came from somewhere else, or is caused by some other illness. Get this checked out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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When I do bench presses, i feel intense pain in my left shoulder and when i let go of the bar i feel a slight loss of sensation in my left hand.

When I do bench presses, i feel intense pain in my left shoulder and when i let go of the bar i feel a slight loss of sensation in my left hand.

Get eval: You may have strained your shoulder/arm and have a type of overuse injury with the weight lifting. Get an eval before you continue to aggravate the area with weight lifting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a bad gallbladder cause significant weight loss..Night sweats and pain between the shoulder blades?

Possible: Gallbladder disease can cause weight loss and pain between the shoulder blades. The pain intensifies when you eat a fatty meal. It typically does not cause night sweat. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Mri of t spine yesterday. Show mild disc height loss at t9-t10. Sm schmorl node involving inferior veterbel body. Warrant pain under right shoulder?

Mri of t spine yesterday. Show mild disc height loss at t9-t10. Sm schmorl node involving inferior veterbel body. Warrant pain under right shoulder?

Not likely: This level (t9-10) would tend to give pain a little lower than that. Look at this map, it shows you where the nerves "hook" to in the skin. http://www.backpain-guide.com/chapter_fig_folders/ch06_path_folder/ch06_images/06-4%20radiculopathy.jpg. ...Read more

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I have sharp uncomfrtable pain in left shoulder, arm is stiff when i wake, pains wake me up loss of strength in hand. Xrays showed nothing abnormal?

I have sharp uncomfrtable pain in left shoulder, arm is stiff when i wake, pains wake me up loss of strength in hand. Xrays showed nothing abnormal?

Muscle strain: There could be muscle strain and/or pinched nerved.
Apply warm packs and try over the counter ibuprofen(if no allergies).
Go see your dr if your symptoms worsen.
Take care! ...Read more

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I injured my neck/shoulder last year. I went to pt but its never been 100%. It's swollen, pain in collar bone and loss of rom which is new.Suggestions?

I injured my neck/shoulder last year. I went to pt but its never been 100%. It's swollen, pain in collar bone and loss of rom which is new.Suggestions?

See below: There are a multitude of reasons you may still have persistent pain . You should seek out a good orthopaedic surgeon , if you have not seen one already and get another thorough history and physical exam. I donot have any of your previous history and would start with above. ...Read more

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17yrs. Brown skin.everytime go out I do get signif darker and get tiny pimples along cheeks and shoulder/arms. Worried abt color loss + pimples. Help?

17yrs. Brown skin.everytime go out I do get signif darker and get tiny pimples along cheeks and shoulder/arms. Worried abt color loss + pimples. Help?

Photosensitivity: From your description, it sounds like he may have photosensitivity which essentially means sensitivity to sun exposure. This comes from susceptible patients who have exposure to UV light. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, temo loss of use, rest and antiimflammatories help. doc said depressed scapula,meds helped for week pain came back, dr wont do MRI help?

Shoulder pain, temo loss of use, rest and antiimflammatories help. doc said depressed scapula,meds helped for week pain came back, dr wont do MRI help?

Need to discuss with: your physician and follow the doctor's recommendations. If you are not satisfied, seek another opinion from a primary doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My 70 yro diabetic mother in addition to the shoulder blade/chest pain is having fainting spells and weight loss. How concerned should I be?

My 70 yro diabetic mother in addition to the shoulder blade/chest pain is having fainting spells and weight loss. How concerned should I be?

Quite concerned: The symptom complex you describe could herald something very serious. She should have a complete physical examination and an ongoing evaluation based on the findings of her exam. ...Read more

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Very sore back, tingling in upper left shoulder and loss of muscle strength? Not MS what could it be? Spine xrays normal except l3-4 minimal spondylit

Very sore back, tingling in upper left shoulder and loss of muscle strength? Not MS what could it be? Spine xrays normal except l3-4 minimal spondylit

?brachial plexus: Consider a problem involving upper brachial plexus. The pain could be part of a Parsonage-Turner syndrome. An EMG test might help. See a neurologist. Agree, this is NOT MS. ...Read more

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My hida scan came out to be 61%; two years ago, it was 90%. My urine report and blood work are normal. I had a weight loss of 7lbs. I still have pain under my right rib, on the side and in my shoulder with nausea. What should I do?

My hida scan came out to be 61%; two years ago, it was 90%. My urine report and blood work are normal. I had a weight loss of 7lbs. I still have pain under my right rib, on the side and in my shoulder with nausea. What should I do?

See your doctor: In our lab, an ejection fraction between 35%-90 is normal. A number of things can cause nausea, weight loss and pain...Like a problem with your bowel, stomach or liver. Your doctor will need to assess these issues along with a physical exam and other tests. ...Read more

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Mid up back pain under rt shoulder for many months. Ct of chest clear. I do have cervical steonosis and disc ht loss at t9-10. What could cause pain?

Mid up back pain under rt shoulder for many months. Ct of chest clear. I do have cervical steonosis and disc ht loss at t9-10.  What could cause pain?

Pain in Mid Back: Can indeed be coming directly via a nerve from the degenerated level at t9-10, however, most patients have 'peri-scapular' pain, or pain around and under the shoulderblade from cervical degeneration and facet problems in the neck. Sometimes even due to referred pain from nerve impingement in the neck. Find a good orthopaedic spine surgeon to evaluate you and find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm numbness and arm weakness. The following also describe me: Shoulder muscle weakness, Weakness on one side of body, and Loss of speech. What should I do?

I am experiencing  arm numbness and arm weakness. The following also describe me: Shoulder muscle weakness, Weakness on one side of body, and Loss of speech. What should I do?

Get checked out: These symptoms are worrisome, get checked ASAP. Numbness and weakness and inability to speak are classic symptoms of a stroke, not common in your age group, but can be devastating. There are several other things that could cause this, multiple sclerosis, migraine, vascular infection (vasculitis), heart infection with blood clots come to mind, all serious. Did you have loss of vision in one eye? ...Read more

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Amitriptyline & Gabapentin for 15wks + physio.Cervical MRI = loss of lordosis & osteophyte C5-C6.My shoulder is still painful. What else can I do?

Amitriptyline & Gabapentin for 15wks + physio.Cervical MRI = loss of lordosis & osteophyte C5-C6.My shoulder is still painful. What else can I do?

Neurosurgeon opinion: This opinion will give you the best answer. The problem appears to be the osteophyte and may reflect pressure on a nerve. It does not necessarily follow that this is the cause but may be a cause. The physiotherapy and meds are a conservative way of treatment. Has the pain gotten better? If so can you live with what you have? See the doc
Best to you. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood. Blood test showed raised white blood cells. Lots of boils. Pain in shoulder back and fingers. Tired all time. Loss of appetite?

Coughing up blood. Blood test showed raised white blood cells. Lots of boils. Pain in shoulder back and fingers. Tired all time. Loss of appetite?

Blood cough: Okay you need to go and see your doctor asap. Coughing up blood is not a normal thing. Also you have raised wc's and pain and tiredness - this points to an infection usually bacterial. You need a chest x-ray and treatment. ...Read more