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With liver cancer if there's pain in the right shoulder blade area when the pain is severe does it usually go away or get worse normally?

With liver cancer if there's pain in the right shoulder blade area when the pain is severe does it usually go away or get worse normally?

Pain in shoulder?: Liver cancer can sometimes cause referred pain in the right shoulder. But it is an uncommon symptom and it is usually not severe. Often it fluctuates between mild to moderate pain and may even go away after some time. It is not likely to become severe or unmanageable. So do not worry about its future course because it is not predictable....I would advise you to: wait to worry! . ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer?

Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer?

Back shoulder pain: At 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Upper right abdomen below breast+right shoulder blade pain no pain lying or sitting just walking no other symptoms. Pain disappears sitting

Upper right abdomen below breast+right shoulder blade pain no pain lying or sitting just walking no other symptoms. Pain disappears sitting

More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having pain near right shoulder blade that has moved into my neck. This pain sometimes radiates into my chest and right rib cage. Heart or liver?

I am having pain near right shoulder blade that has moved into my neck. This pain sometimes radiates into my chest and right rib cage. Heart or liver?

Chest pain: Likely atypical chest pain but depending on circumstances and aggravating factors. Breathing, exertion, etc could be musculoskeletal, GI, referred pain from neck, need to see pcp. What are u risk factors for cad? Htn, diabetes, smoker, choleaterol etc. ...Read more

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When is shoulder blade pain cancer?

When is shoulder blade pain cancer?

Rare: Pain in the shoulder blade is really not a sign of cancer. If cancer metastasizes to the bone, then you may experience pain in the area it spreads to. ...Read more

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I'm 32 smoker. Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant. Worried lung cancer?

I'm 32 smoker. Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant. Worried lung cancer?

Tic: Lung cancer is painless. So that's not it. You are describing an nervous tic that has more to do with fear than fact. If you can consider cessation-that would be good but it will not stop your apprehension for at least 5 years. Consider Yoga, or some other calming activity. Exercise helps almost everything. Be sure it is safe for you and the go for it! ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday and back right Shoulder blade pain when I do any of following. Lay on back, Side, Breath deeply, sharp movements, move arm to side?

Woke up yesterday and back right Shoulder blade pain when I do any of following. Lay on back, Side, Breath deeply, sharp movements, move arm to side?

Neuralgia: A burning pain in the shoulder blade (scapula) is presumed to be due to nerve pain (neuralgia) due most likely to irritation or compression of the nerves supplying the area of the scapula. It may be due to a pinched nerve from sleeping in an awkward position. It's usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help>> Rx for Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) will relieve the pain ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain today. How likely is it just from sleeping wrong?

Right shoulder blade pain today. How likely is it just from sleeping wrong?

Unlikely: There are multiple cause of shoulder blade pain. You can get referee pain from a pinched nerve in you neck or arm. You can have a bursitis under the shouler blade. Or while unlikely there can be a tumor. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain - doc says it isn't my gallbladder. Any other ideas?

Commonly missed: Rib: Several possible causes including pleurisy or lung injury, punctured intestine. The most common cause for pain in this location which is not serious, however, but is extremely painful is a dysfunctional rib. Md's almost never make this diagnosis, but osteopathic docs who commonly do hands-on diagnosis and treatment, in addition to doing all the other work-up, often find and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Muscular pain: Doesn't really sound like heart or lung pain. It sounds more like a musculoskeletal type of pain since it hurts, changes when you move. Try some OTC anit inflammatories such as alleve or motrin and see if they pain resolves. ...Read more

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For a couple years have had right shoulder blade pain off and on, cruching sound, and now for the past month a hoarse voice. Related? What is wrong?

For a couple years have had right shoulder blade pain off and on, cruching sound, and now for the past month a hoarse voice. Related? What is wrong?

Shoulder pain/hoarse: Your shoulder symptoms sound like scapular dysfunction. The muscles that support and move the shoulder blade are complex and work in very close association with the rest of your shoulder to allow proper movement of the shoulder. I cannot put the hoarseness together with that. A good physical therapy program esp for scapular dysfunction should help the shoulder. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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1/13 did LIGHT benchpress. After, under right shoulder blade pain. Right tricep feels like on border of cramp/painlike inner/longhead. Flexed less hard?

1/13 did LIGHT benchpress. After, under right shoulder blade pain. Right tricep feels like on border of cramp/painlike inner/longhead. Flexed less hard?

Shoulder injury: Possible rotator cuff tear. Back off on causal activity See Ortho shoulder specialist if pain persists. Bench press technique should be scrutinized. Improper technique can lead to irreversible shoulder destruction, a very common finding in long term weight lifters. ...Read more

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For years I've had right shoulder blade pain. It is now radiating down my arm and causing tingling in my fingers. What could this be? How is it treated?

For years I've had right shoulder blade pain. It is now radiating down my arm and causing tingling in my fingers. What could this be? How is it treated?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Just had anterior distracting for severe right shoulder blade pain. And pain is worse after surgery. What else is it?

Surgery hurts!: Pain is often worse after surgery in the first weeks. Getting cut open hurts! Talk to your surgeon about when you may expect to feel better than before surgery. Also, if your pain is not adequately controlled with the meds given after surgery, call, because something unexpected may be going on and don't delay doing so. ...Read more

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Stabbing right shoulder blade pain made worse when looking down. No trauma or physical activity. Ok to wait for it to resolve on own or see a dr?

Stabbing right shoulder blade pain made worse when looking down. No trauma or physical activity. Ok to wait for it to resolve on own or see a dr?

Check your neck: It wouldn't hurt to have a doctor examine your neck, as that is likely the source of your shoulder blade pain. Most times, the treatment is pretty straightforward. Heat, stretching, sometimes massage therapy or a short course of physical therapy can take care of the muscle spasm and pain. ...Read more

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I'm 17 year and I'm having severe pains in my right shoulder blade. Pain nowhere else but I can barely move and I haven't done anything to sprain it.

There are a number: Of conditions that could result in your symptoms but without a thorough history and examination and perhaps some blood and X-ray testing it will be impossible to diagnose over the internet. You should find a local health care provider to evaluate you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder blade pain and I can't breath in deep. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Severe right shoulder blade pain and I can't breath in deep. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Maybe: If you have severe pain you should always let your cardiologist know. At 25, you could have had either an early arterial switch procedure, or the older mustard or senning (atrial switch) procedure. Either way you need lifelong regular cardiac follow-up. ...Read more

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Can mild/moderate thoracic dextroscoliosis be the cause of my chronic right chest pain/right shoulder blade pain? I also have gerd. Neg stress test.

Yes: Scoliosis is curvature of spine and if severe enough, in thoracic spine it can cause pain in the chest and shoulder blade area gerd can cause hear burn a and chest discomfor as well. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain radiating to arm and fingers. The pain is deep and causing a migraine. I'm nauseated and fatigued. Mass. And heat ineffective?

Symptoms: Seem deeper than musculoskeletal origin. You could have an abnormality in your chest or lungs, so it is best to see a doctor to make sure. All the local treatment will not help if there is something wrong with your internal organs. ...Read more

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I have right shoulder blade pain with these via neck MRI. C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. C6-C7 broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. Related? Thanks-

I have right shoulder blade pain with these via neck MRI. C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. C6-C7 broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. Related? Thanks-

Your pain: Is in the "pattern" or distribution of the C6-C7 nerves exiting at that level HOWEVER disc "BULGES" are NORMAL findings!!!!! Look to another reason for your should blade pain. Eg: SUBSCAPULARIS strain/sprain (the muscle UNDER the shoulder blade which helps your shoulder move.
Hope this is helpful!
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Right shoulder blade pain. When I sleep wrong I wake up with burning sensation in right arm and numb burn in thumb. I don't long hours of hard labor.

Right shoulder blade pain. When I sleep wrong I wake up with burning sensation in right arm and numb burn in thumb. I don't long hours of hard labor.

Shoulder pain: Your nerves that innervate your arm and hand are being irritated by your cervical verterbrae. Get help from an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts I'm the middle when I flex it.

Poss cartilage tear: The pain shooting around to the chest is interesting. I guess I would have to see where you are pointing too. If your arm hurts when stretched across your chest, it could be an issue with the labrum inside your shoulder. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right shoulder blade and in lower left abdomen?

What could cause pain in right shoulder blade and in lower left abdomen?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Liver Cancer (Definition)

A primary cancer more common in those exposed to hepatitis B or hepatitis C or cirrhosis from other causes. It can also be a secondary cancer, spread from another site such as ...Read more