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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Severe Pain In Left Clavicle

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My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

MRIs don't tell all: This needs more study it sounds like a radiating pain it might be in a net between your shoulder and neck or further down it could also be coming from an injury or trigger point in the muscle called the supraspinatus or even fibromyalgia doctor needs to look in more detail and possibly order an emg/ncv or other x rays. ...Read more

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My dad has had really severe pain in his left shoulder for a month. What could be the cause?

My dad has had really severe pain in his left shoulder for a month. What could be the cause?

Multiple causes: Proceed from most likely causes, such as rotator cuff tear, AC joint impingement , Labral tear. Other possibilities include sub acromial bursitis, bicipital tendinitis and supra scapular neuralgia. Do not forget to ask if there is any pain radiating from the neck to the shoulder, in which case a C4-5 cervical disc herniation should be ruled out by MRI. ...Read more

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I had an epidural in may last year. Since then my neck and left shoulder have caused severe pain plus dizziness. Symptoms connected to procedure?

Epidural: Epidurals done correctly (by well trained md's) rarely cause increased pain that lasts this long (you had it 5/13). More than likely you have some pathology that is not responsive to epidurals. ...Read more

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I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that i injured it ?

Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that i injured it ?

Trigger Points?: One common cause of pain like what you describe are myofacial trigger points. These are areas of muscle that get inflamed oftentimes by an abnormal stretch and they can seem to get worse when we are under stress. Treatment includes ice or heat ( try one then the other if not working ), massage , therapy or manipulation and rest. Very occasionally trigger point injections.Are done. ...Read more

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Wat is it if u have severe pain in left shoulder, short of breath, dizzy, headaches.

See below: Considering your history of a heart stent, you need to seek medical attention immediately as this could be a heart attack. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I may have lung cancer. I am 46 smoked since the age of 13. Severe pain in left shoulder, voice is always hoarse, breathless on exertion, slight cough?

Posssibly: You need a chest xray or ct and a complete otolaryngology exam including laryngoscopy to evaluate your voice box. If still negative, an esophagoscopy may be indicated. Shoulder pain is likely referred from the throat, esophagus or lungs and all of these need to be evaluated. Hopefully not, but either way you should quit smoking and get evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Does my degenerative disc disease cause the severe pain between my shoulder blades?

Does my degenerative disc disease cause the severe pain between my shoulder blades?

Possible: Degenerative changes can lead to inflammation creating pain but so can other issues that are not spine related. If the pain is that bad, you should see your doctor to make sure it is not another problem. ...Read more

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My dad has had really severe pain in his left shoulder for a month! what should we do?

See a doctor: Visit your primary care physician for a full history and physical. ...Read more

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What could cause severe pain between shoulder blades causing sob . This client has copd?

What could cause severe pain between shoulder blades causing sob .  This client has copd?

Many things.: Depends upon what you mean by sob. Inability to breathe because of pain, true air hunger or none of the above? If pain with inspiration or true air hunger we should exclude the real serious things like mi, pe, pneumonia, pneumothorax - have basic labs, d- dimer, oximetry, cxr. Other studies depending on findings. ...Read more

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I have cronic severe pain under my left shoulder blade. Not even narcodics relieves the pain?

I have cronic severe pain under my left shoulder blade.  Not even narcodics relieves the pain?

See a doctor: Family doc or orthopedic doc but someone needs to evaluate this and since you are self-medicating/prescribing narcotics for this, you should do this sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father has had really severe pain in his left shoulder for a month!?

Shoulder pain: Pain in the shoulder can be from several causes. Most serious would be radiation to the left arm/hand/jaw from cardiac origin. Please watch for sweating, chest pain, irregular heart beats, high BP, shortness of breath etc. Also ask him what causes the pain and the character of pain. That information would help the doctors advice you better. ...Read more

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Having severe pain on the upper right part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

Having severe pain on the upper right  part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

More info needed.: More historical information is needed. Given that this may be a very serious issue, I would suggest going to your nearest ER for evaluation. ...Read more