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Can kidney stones cause shoulder pain?

Can kidney stones cause shoulder pain?

Possible: It is possible to have an abdominal problem cause pain in the shoulder but as far as kidney stones causing shoulder pain, it is unlikely. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Could left kidney be causing shoulder blade pain?

Could left kidney be causing shoulder blade pain?

Unlikely: Usually pain from the kidneys is felt in the flank area or just towards the back below the rib cage. Visceral pain radiating to the shoulder blade may be from the spleen. You should let your primary care provider know about this pain at your next visit even if it goes away spontaneously. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have a tumor on my left ovary, I also have severe shoulder pain and pain in my kidney all on my left side. Is this normal?

I recently found out I have a tumor on my left ovary, I also have severe shoulder pain and pain in my kidney all on my left side. Is this normal?

Coincidental: I think that it is concidental that your shoulder pain and your kidney pain are both on the left side. It may be just musculoskeletal pain for the shoulder or refer pain from gallbladder problems. You need to see doctor to evaluate both kidney and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that is accompanied by neck and shoulder pain what could possibly be wrong?

I have lower back pain that is accompanied by neck and shoulder pain what could possibly be wrong?

Simple muscle strain: You do not given any background as to timing, triggerimg event or action that may have started the pains. The Nature of the pain, what affects it are helpful pieces of information. Could be a simple muscle issue or an infection or anyone of many things. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I've got really bad lower back pain n it go's down one side more then the other am all so very light head got top shoulder pain it hurts to move?

I've got really bad lower back pain n it go's down one side more then the other am all so very light head got top shoulder pain it hurts to move?

See your physician.: Low back pain is a common complaint. When associated with other symptoms, it may be a good idea to talk to your physician to see if an imaging study like an MRI would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme back and shoulder pain that came w/ very mild fever. I also feel sharp pain in my lower back when I take a deep breath?

Back/shoulder pain: See a doctor ASAP. Pain can be referred from the abdomen by irritating the diaphragm (gall bladder, pancreas, etc.); may be from the lungs with irritation of the pleura (lining around lungs). This may represent infection or non-infectious inflammation, but whichever it proves to be it needs to be evaluated quickly and dealt with appropriately. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?

Neck and Shoulder: Lower back pain does not usually cause neck and shoulder pain. They may be related to a common problem or completely separate issues. Best to be evaluated to determine. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament holds bone to bone. Injuring one ligament does not cause a sprain to another ligament unless there is trauma to both. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme lower back pain, and shoulder pain. It's warm and swollen, should I go to the doctors? Any suggestion?

Go to doc now: Hopefully you have gone by now, but something that is warm and swollen means infection or inflammation until proven otherwise. You need diagnosis first, then treatment ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion a week ago. Can this cause not just a lower back pain but an upper- mid right back/shoulder pain also?

I had a surgical abortion a week ago. Can this cause not just a lower back pain but an upper- mid right back/shoulder pain also?

Doesn't sound normal: A surgical abortion doesn't normally cause upper back and right shoulder pain. This type of pain after surgery is sometimes from something irritating the the diaphragm under the lungs. When the diaphragm is irritated, it refers its pain to the right shoulder. I would have it checked out because it doesn't sound normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Left sided neck and shoulder pain, middle-lower back pain, dizziness, tingling and tiredness. What are these symptoms of?

Left sided neck and shoulder pain, middle-lower back pain, dizziness, tingling and tiredness. What are these symptoms of?

Many things: Left sided neck and shoulder pain could be from a cervical disk herniation or neck strain. Many things can cause the other symptoms. It would be best to see a medical specialist for a full exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Low B12 = 220, deficient vit d=20, low iron. Ultrasound found- 8cm x 11cm fibroid, extreme lower back, hip and shoulder pain. Is any of this related?

Low B12 = 220, deficient vit d=20, low iron. Ultrasound found- 8cm x 11cm fibroid, extreme lower back, hip and shoulder pain. Is any of this related?

Yes: B12 is high, not low. Vitamin d3 is very low and may be the connecting link. It needs to be between 60 and 80 and is now thought to be the commonest vitamin deficiency. Since it has its effect in every cell, it can cause many diagnoses. The fibroid is probably only minor. ...Read more

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Lower back pain/ feel like somebody kicked me in the back on the right side. Body hot without fever /lightheaded/neropathy/headaches/and neck and shoulder pain. What could this be a sign of?

Possible infection: The location of your pain could signify a kidney infection. You would need to be evaluated by your physician to be certain. ...Read more

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Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?

Get evaluated!: At 18, these are unusual complaints.

I am concerned that you have a significant nerve compression, especially with the low back pain with standing, and the bladder and bowel inconsistency.

Please get this evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones causes pain in shoulders?

Does kidney stones causes pain in shoulders?

No.: Usually pain from a kidney stone will start in one side of the lower back or flank and radiate down to the groin. But not the shoulders. ...Read more

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Upper right back pain below ribcage, strained rite leg, right shoulder pain, rite eye pain, belching, stomach pain eating sweets, 0.3mm kidney stone. Cause?

Various Pain: Seems like you have a lot going on and it is mostly right sided, but these complaints are not likely related, especially the eye and the leg pains. It is best to see your primary care physician to help separate these pains and determine individual etiologies so a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain?

What could cause shoulder pain?

See below: There are many causes, but the most common are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a complete work up. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), I also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan

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Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

See below: Most of the time pain in your body is not something "bad". Usually pain is your bodies way of telling you that you have done to much to a body part. You can have pain though with tears in tissues, infection and even tumors. I would suggest you seek medical advice. ...Read more

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What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

Various: Sounds like a chronic recurrent soft tissue injury like a tendinitis. It might be related to. Certain activity or repetative motion. Tendinitis usually hurts when you push on it. A single injection of cortisone might be curative. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain in a diabetic?

Severe shoulder pain in a diabetic?

Frozen shoulder.: It could be a frozen shoulder, although your kind of young for that. However, there is a significant increase in frozen shoulders among diabetics. ...Read more

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How can I fix my left shoulder pain?

Diagnose first: Determine the cause and then treat the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What to do about neck/shoulder pain?

What to do about neck/shoulder pain?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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How do doctors address shoulder pain?

How do doctors address shoulder pain?

See below: The most common causes of shoulder pain are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. Your physician will likely perform a physical exam and possibly get an x-ray. They may prescribe medication, therapy, or order and MRI. ...Read more

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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can a crook in neck cause shoulder pain?

Yes: If the pain persists, it could be a pinched nerve as well. If it doesn't resolve with some stretching, exercise and anti-inflammatory use you may consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

How to relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

See below: I don't know all that much about cricket but I have seen videos and it appears that the pitcher has a pretty violent overhead motion. This would put significant strain on the rotator cuff muscles. The first thing to do is to be evaluated by either an orthopedist or physiatrist, get a good physical exam and then testing as needed. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment can follow. ...Read more

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How to treat shoulder pain from long toss?

How to treat shoulder pain from long toss?

Rest/ice/meds: Try resting your arm, icing your shoulder, and using medication for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the soreness. Nsaid's (ibuprofen, aleve, etc) can help with soreness and inflammation. If it resolves, return to throwing with less intensity. Add volume and intensity with common sense. Get checked by ortho doc if not better in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain / weakness?

Impingement syndrome: The most likely problem after the age of 40 is impingement syndrome. It causes bursitis in the shoulder which eventually leads to rotato cuff tendinitis causing pain and perceived weakness with attempted elevation of the arm. If it persists you should be checked by a Ortho doc who can prescribe some physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and a steroid injection. Cervical radiculopathy? ...Read more

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How you relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

Ice: You should start with icing, 15' at a time. Also do pendulum exercises. Otc meds can help. If no relief see dr. ...Read more

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Grinding popping shoulder pain, what to do?

Get evaluated.: Have an orthopedic shoulder specialist check you out. It could just be some inflammed tendons, or a rotator cuff tear, or arthritis, just to name a few possiblities. ...Read more

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How can endometriosis cause shoulder pain?

How can endometriosis cause shoulder pain?

Endometriosis: You may have some pain from endometriosis, especially at or near the time of your menstrual cycle. This results as the fluid from the endometriosis may cause inflammation of the area near the diaphragm on the right. Sometimes, there is an implant directly on the diaphragm that may worsen over time as well. The only way to tell would be at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis - can it cause shoulder pain?

Not likely: Because it is usually located in sigmoid colon, which is lower left abdomen. Upper abdominal problems can, at times, cause irritation of diaphragm and referred shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Will an epidural help with my shoulder pain?

Maybe: Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from a protruding disc compressing a nerve. Epidurals place anti-inflammatory medication on top of the protruding disc which can help reduce pain and inflammation. If your shoulder pain is coming from a pinched nerve in your neck then it may help. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more