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Doctor insights on: Left Shoulder Blister Symptoms

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Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one closer to my left shoulder.

Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one  closer to my left shoulder.

Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to prove and if positive, start either Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) to treat/prevent also at some point in future consider zostivax vaccine if age >65. ...Read more

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Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Hi I had problems with my spinal for a long time, and I get all diffrent kinds of symptoms from that like feeling unbalance to a tingling sensation in my left shoulder blade.and feeling unbalance, now because of that I can't drive..and lately I been feeli

Hi I had problems with my spinal for a long time, and I get all diffrent kinds of symptoms from that like feeling unbalance to a tingling sensation in my left shoulder blade.and feeling unbalance, now because of that I can't drive..and lately I been feeli

Spinal = spinal tap?: If you mean spinal as spinal tap, consider this- a persistent CSF leak can cause a headache with standing that is relieved with lying down. This is a common but under recognized problem after a spinal tap. Tingling in one shoulder blade however is hard to explain. Why did you have a spinal tap? Perhaps an answer lies there. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

How is function?: If range of motion is good (arm goes all the way up in the air and all the way behind the back) and have not had a recent injury, i usually recommend nsaids under care of a pcp. If your pain goes away completely that is great. If not you should be evaluated for something that may need more treatment. ...Read more

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Could pain in left shoulder blade and chest be a symptom of espohageal cancer?

Could pain in left shoulder blade and chest be a symptom of espohageal cancer?

Unlikely in the sho-: Ulder blade, but chest maybe. You might have symptoms like difficulty in swallowing or repeated regurgitations, maybe loss of weight, feeling of a mass or fullness in the upper middle part of the tummy, or in the neck area---- depending on the location of the lesion. Best would be to see your pcp and a gen surgeon so you could be investigated ; treatment started, as necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Intermittent pain in left shoulder blade for one month, sometimes goes down left arm, no other symptoms?

What is the question: If you are asking about heart disease, the answer is that you need a good assessment by a doctor, who will take into consideration your health history, family history, and other risk factors. If you want to know what the pain is, then there's not enough information to give you a good answer. See your doc! ...Read more

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I was in a car accident a few days ago nd I have pain in my neck and numbness in my left shoulder. What could cause these symptoms ?

I was in a car accident a few days ago nd I have pain in my neck and numbness in my left shoulder. What could cause these symptoms ?

It depends: It depends on the mechanics of the accident and what happened to you in the car. However, the numbness is concerning and you should definitely see a doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would a trapped nerve in the left shoulder cause seizure like symptoms in the right side of the body ?

Would a trapped nerve in the left shoulder cause seizure like symptoms in the right side of the body ?

Not likely: Seizures come from brain abnormality, not peripheral nerves. You should be taking medication to suppress brain seizure activity. ...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