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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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I have a mild herniated disc. And I have pain on my left back and my left breast. What do I do?

I have a mild herniated disc. And I have pain on my left back and my left breast. What do I do?

Disc herniation: A herniation in the back does not coupe breast pain. That may have different cause. Leg pain can certainly come from a herniated disc, but has a good chance of getting better with time, stretching, and pt also anti-inflammatories can help. Do not become a couch potato. Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness on top of left breast & also under my arm, just above armpit. Breast also feels itchy, medical issues are Hashimoto's, RA, 2 herniated disc?

Numbness on top of left breast & also under my arm, just above armpit. Breast also feels itchy, medical issues are Hashimoto's, RA, 2 herniated disc?

Nerve: This could be caused by a nerve issue in your cervical spine. You do not mention which discs are herniated but I'd advise you to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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The past 2 weeks I've had on/off pain on my left chest by my 1-2nd rib and under my breast. Quick stabbing/pressure pain. I have pain in my upper back same spot. Could this be from a herniated disk?

The past 2 weeks I've had on/off pain on my left chest by my 1-2nd rib and under my breast. Quick stabbing/pressure pain. I have pain in my upper back same spot. Could this be from a herniated disk?

Herniated disc: Though not one of the more common presentations for a herniated disc, chest pain can be caused by a herniated disc. Cardiopulmonary problems are much more common (and serious) and need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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When I drive a lot I get shoulder pain moving in towards my chest what could cause this mostly left arm I do have herniated. Disc in neck?

When I drive a lot I get shoulder pain moving in towards my chest what could cause this mostly left arm I do have herniated. Disc in neck?

Neck or shoulder: You can get similar symptoms from an impingement on either your neck or shoulder itself. Best thing to do is see a physiatrist and get examined as there are special tests that can be done to determine which it is. If the exam doesn't lead to answers and MRI would be the next step. Heart problems can be referred to the left arm (angina) so if you have risk factors for heart disease see an md. ...Read more

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Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. The heart should definitely be evaluated as soon as possible, though, as that could be potentially be life-threatening. ...Read more

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10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

Honest: This is not a case for HealthTap. You need a 1-1 evaluation by a neurologist and/or rheumatologist. The efforts of the available HealthTap MD's have been outstanding as far as they could go In fact, if you are near the Mayo or Lahey clinics, then you should go there for an inter-discipline evaluation. In absolutely no sense of criticism, you have been through what I call "too much:" and need important psychological support to help you work this thru. H. Robert Silverstein, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Can large breasts cause back problems?

BACK PAIN: See your doctor to have a discussion if your breasts contribute to back pain. Most of my ladies complain of shoulder and cervical pain, . ...Read more

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Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

No: Large breasts that are pendulous can cause posture problems but not breathing problems. The latter which is secondary to loss of elastic tissue can cause dyspnea or pulmonary problems related to copd. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of back pain caused by large breasts?

How do I get rid of back pain caused by large breasts?

Several options: Initial treatments include proper bra fitting, use of nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) physical therapy and strengthening exercises and chiropracty. If these treatments are ineffective breast reduction surgery is a very common surgical procedure that has extremely high patient satisfaction rates. ...Read more

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I have extremely large breasts 48ee and they are big and have a lot of red veins and little sores on them I want to know what is the cause?

I have extremely large breasts 48ee and they are big and have a lot of red veins and little sores on them I want to know what is the cause?

Accept who you are: Breast size is variable. Some women have very small breasts, others have average breasts- others have large breasts, a few other women have a very large breast. It depends on your genes as well as the level of hormone/estrogen that you have. When the breast is large it may give you some discomfort due to the size. Some veins more noticeable especially if you have fair skin. Discuss further with md. ...Read more

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I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

Large breasts: Although sometimes can induce strain on the muscles that preserve the vertical posture it is an exclusion diagnosis. I would go to a MRI fist that can eliminate the vertebral and disc origin of the pain, and then to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of neck pain caused by large breasts?

Can there be a way to get rid of neck pain caused by large breasts?

Depends: First thing would be to strengthen the muscles in the upper back and scapular areas. Often if there is cervical spine pathology it can be addressed via physical therapy, medications and injection therapies as well. However if the underlying pathology could be corrected via exercise that would be best. Also people have gotten breast reduction surgery as a last resort to address this issue. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture help much with back pains caused by large breasts?

Does acupuncture help much with back pains caused by large breasts?

See below: Although the acupuncture is likely to help alleviate your back pain - it won't solve the underlying problem - so the pain will eventually return. ...Read more

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I heard that herniated disc patients shouldn't perform knee to chest exercise is it true?

I heard that herniated disc patients shouldn't perform knee to chest exercise is it true?

Probably not: Bringing your knees to your chest increases the pressure within the disc and should usually be avoided. If you have back pain from dysfunction of the facet joints, sacroiliac joints or muscles, then knee-to-chest is ok. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chest pain? I have a herniated disc, and GERD and I can't ever tell if its actual chest pain or symptoms from my back/gerd.

Difficult: Herniated th disca. And gerd both can cause chest pain. It often is adeep pain, inside your. Bidy. Muscle pains are often more superficial. You did not say how you got the herniated disc, many are caused by trama causing other soft tissue injury which also can cause chest pain.
If your conditions are treated properly those pains should be contolled. ...Read more

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Can a chest CT show your spine? Could it show possibly a herniated disc.

Can a chest CT show your spine? Could it show possibly a herniated disc.

Chest CT thoracic sp: A CT of the chest does show some of the thoracic spine and disc spaces, but not the lumbar spine where most symptomatic herniated discs are ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in my neck and mid back, I sometimes get brief pain in my shoulder blade and chest area. Is that my back or maybe my heart?

I have a herniated disc in my neck and mid back, I sometimes get brief pain in my shoulder blade and chest area. Is that my back or maybe my heart?

Hard to say: It can be hard to say as both conditions can cause similar symptoms. It would be a limitless unusual for a 21 year old to have cardiac disease, but I would not hesitate to be seen, particularly if you have any associated shortness of breath or jaw pain with it. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc at t3-t4 from an accident burning pain in chest and muscle pain is this bad?

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I have a herniated disc at t3-t4 from an accident burning pain in chest and muscle pain is this bad?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It sounds like you are experiencing nerve pain. Before we can say if this bad, we need to know how severe is your conditions.
Please see a pain management doctor or spine surgeon, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about large breasts while being a teen?

What can I do about large breasts while being a teen?

Supportive garments: Make sure there is a well fitting, supportive bra-maybe even two at the same time. They should have wide, cushioned shoulder straps if possible. A sports bra might offer some compression, if that is a concern, but I would be more worried about back pain and shoulder problems. ...Read more

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I want to get a lift and maybe a small implant. I have large breasts that have always sagged. Do you think it's a good idea?

I want to get a lift and maybe a small implant. I have large breasts that have always sagged. Do you think it's a good idea?

Yes with risks: I think it is a great idea that most women appreciate if you do it for the right reasons and have reasonable expectations and understand the risks, in most instances, a small reduction to remove the hanging breast tissue will be recommended followed by the use of an implant to replace the lost upper breast volume. Discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have reddish skin on both my breasts no heat no swelling no pain and no node swelling just the patches I am 30 with very large breasts?

I have reddish skin on both my breasts no heat no swelling no pain and no node swelling just the patches I am 30 with very large breasts?

Redish skin obreast.: If it is under your breast and the breasts are large, it could be intertrigo, a fungal infection due to moisture under the breasts. Show it to your doctor to get the cream prescribed for it. ...Read more

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I have had discomfort/pain in my breast, . It started in one breast but then the other one as well. I have large breasts and very bad menopause.?

I have had discomfort/pain in my breast, . It started in one breast but then the other one as well. I have large breasts and very bad menopause.?

Get a Mammogram: It's hard to determine exact cause. It may be due to your hormonal changes during menopause, or die to large breasts. Besides being examined soon you also need to get a mammogram or even a sonogram to help determine possible causes. ...Read more

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I am very thin with large breasts. Can this affect echo? Would it show a wall motion abnormality that wasn't there? As 1 echo said I had 1 2nd said no

I am very thin with large breasts. Can this affect echo? Would it show a wall motion abnormality that wasn't there? As 1 echo said I had 1 2nd said no

Maybe: Some of the time very large breast size can affect part of the sensitivity of the echo. but noncardiac causes of wall motion abnormalities are frequently from what is going on in the diaphragm or abdomen. The "normal" on the second test is assuring that it is ok. ...Read more

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I have large breasts and I am considering breast reduction. Are there any risks?

I have large breasts and I am considering breast reduction. Are there any risks?

Of course...: Most breast reductions are not done for cosmetic improvement, but rather for symptoms from the size and weight of the breasts (back and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts.) this is a real operation with possible complications common to all operations. Discuss your specific goals with a surgeon certified by the am. Board of plastic surgery to evaluate your options. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight on stomach and bum but mantain large breasts?

What should I do to shed weight on stomach and bum but mantain large breasts?

You can't: When you lose weight you do not have control over what parts of your body lose over others. A healthy and diet exercise program will cause weight loss throughout your body. If your breasts shrink too much, talk to a plastic surgeon about your options for breast enhancement. ...Read more

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What are the effects of very large breasts on posture?

What are the effects of very large breasts on posture?

See below: Large breasts can cause added stress on the muscles of the upper back to maintain posture. This is why it is important for women to learn how to strengthen these muscles. Yoga is a wonderful way to do that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a 8cm tumor you cannot feel if you have large breasts?

Yes: Especially if the tumor is presented more like a pancake than a lump. ...Read more

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I have large breasts–approximately 42d– for a man. Should I have a mammogram done western mark

I have large breasts–approximately 42d– for a man. Should I have a mammogram done western mark

Male Mammo: You don't need a mammogram simply because you have large breasts/gynecomastia. However, approx. 1% of breast cancer occurs in men, so if you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor, a mammo may be appropriate in that situation. ...Read more

Breasts Enlarged (Definition)

Increase in size of the breast or breasts would be considered an ...Read more