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Causes Of Swollen Left Shoulder
I'm havin pain n my left shoulder blade. My back is swollen where it hurts n feels hot what could cause it?
Hi. 54 year old female. Full pain in left shoulder blade. Swollen nodes under left and right armpits. What could cause this? Thank you
Many things: Whatever it is, you need to see your doctor. If these are in fact lymph nodes, then you may need to see a surgeon. Possibilities include infection, inflammatory or malignancy. Call your doctor and have him/her feel these areas. ...Read more
My left shoulder blade is swollen and it hurts when I shrug. Can carrying heavy objects on my shoulder be the cause of this? 20yrM carpet installer.
Shoulder blade pain: Go see a DO who does Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT). He/she might be able to fix you in one treatment! ...Read more
Muscle tear?: There is obviously some inflammatory lesion in this area. Whether it is from a local muscular problem or being radiated from elsewhere is difficult to say without full detailed exam and perhaps some testing. See a doctor and get this worked out. ...Read more
MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I always have pain from my left shoulder to my neck. When I move my arm the shoulder makes a popping noise. The area is also swollen. What could it be?
I have a swollen area on my posterior upper left shoulder (where the top of my humerus is). It slightly stings/burns, could this be a tumor?
Unlikely: More often than not, tumors do not cause pain or tenderness. However, if you have a lump that you can feel on your shoulder, you should absolutely see your doctor and have a complete physical exam. ...Read more
Left supracavicular swollen my left shoulder hurts when I breath deeply hurt a lot can't sleep from that side I'm not coughing but I'm spitting blood?
Be seen: Swelling above your clavicle and spitting up blood are not normal. Be seen promptly. All the best. ...Read more
I had swollen lymph nodes a long time ago and when I got rid of them the area between my neck and left shoulder got swollen it wasn't even painful its?
How?: I don't understand "when I got rid of them" since I don't know of any way to reduce lymph swelling (until the disease process has been controlled or faded away by itself as in the case of a viral infection) without medication. Is the swelling still present? If it has been present for more than a couple of weeks or getting worse, better consult your doctor. ...Read more
My left shoulder is sore and hurts when I move it. It's also swollen and warm between my shoulder and neck. How do I know this isn't a heart attack?
It's not: Those aren't signs or symptoms of a heart attack in a 20 year old female, who's risk is super super low for a heart attack to begin with. ...Read more
My left face feels swollen but its not, the eye feels teary but no tears although its red. Then my left shoulder has a burning pain. Wjat could it be?
Mutiple symtoms: Your symtoms seem quite complex and would strongly advise a comprehensive physicial examination. You may need additional blood testing to determine the cause of your issues. ...Read more
Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?
Nerves "shoot": The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly C4 and C5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?
Neck pain: Perhaps you have an infection or another condition that requires a doctor to examine you. Please visit one soon. ...Read more
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Dislocation, sprain,: Left shoulder blade/shoulder pain can result from a dislocation or sprain of the shoulder joint. Pain in the shoulder blade area can also be from a possible renal stone in the left kidney, or if there is an infectious lesion from a cut or bite, that could cause pain there as well. A myocardisal infarction can cause pain here as well but it radiates down the left arm in most cases. ...Read more
My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when I move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?
Shoulder hurts when its hanging down its either the side or back. Left shoulder. Hurts bad what can I do cause it hurts?
Get checked: There are a number of possibilities, and if it is pretty severe, I would encourage you to be checked. Probably the three most common causes are a problem in the shoulder itself, such as a rotator cuff tear, a problem in the neck such as a pinched nerve, or a non -musculoskeletal, referred pain to the left shoulder. Each cause has different treatments, so appropriate diagnosis is key. ...Read more
What causes a ten second tearing pain across chest? Lying on right side. Left shoulder tilted slightly back looking at phone. Pain seemed to subside when I sat up. Laid back down and pain reoccurred. This happened a few weeks ago. Both times upon wa
Multiple causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. 10 seconds of symptoms makes it sound more like a muscle issue but It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more
Strain: I cannot provide you with any final diagnosis based on the paucity of date provided, but rib/shoulder pain that is position dependent seems to be more consistent with some musculoskeletal issues such as strain, overuse, especially if there is history of it. If you are in doubt, better be seen as more serious things such as heart and/or abdominal issues may mimic the above. ...Read more
Difficult to say: The symptoms you are experiencing could be due to a number of causes. Could be a strained muscle, ligament or tendon, could be poor technique with exercise. If the pain is recurrent and not improving suggest seeing your primary doctor or an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation. Simple exam techniques can help diagnose shoulder injury although you might need a scan for more info. ...Read more
I get a searing pain in my left shoulder during and after I consume cold foods, what could cause that?
Referred pain: This is likely referred pain from the esophagus and stomach. Nothing to worry about most likely. ...Read more
Many things: But the most concerning is heart related. If you have heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoke, and family history of heart disease, I would seek medical attention ASAP. If 46 years old, I suggest a check up as well as blood tests/EKG (especially if you are having pain). Other potential causes include muscular pains, spleen issues, nerve impingement to name a few. Best of luck! ...Read more
Muscle strain?: The most likely source is muscle strain, but postural irregularities can also cause some periscapular pain. Problems with your neck can also referred pain to the scapular area. If home remedies do not resolve the pain, you should see an Ortho specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain numbness tingli: Could be musculoskeletal from strain-more pain w/ ar mmovement? - or I have seen left shoulder pain (by scapula) from gastritis, H pylori. Could try ranitidine for gastritis, tylenol/ motrin (if not allergic) for musculoskeletal pain. rarely could be neurologic like MS (all else negative- this position is no usual) or vascular. F/u/w/ doc ...Read more
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