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I'm suddenly experiencing intense pain near my right shoulder blade that worsens when I move. I have Lupus. Should I seek medical attention?

I'm suddenly experiencing intense pain near my right shoulder blade that worsens when I move. I have Lupus. Should I seek medical attention?

I think So: Joint pains are part of the clinical syndrome of Lupus so I'm not surprised at your symptoms. Of course, there could be other reasons but I would let a medical professional make that call. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha ...Read more

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I have sle lupus I have a pain behind my right shoulder blade and it gets worse on taking deep breaths any ideas?

Chest pain: Pleurisy is common with lupus, and is easily treated but some lupus patients and others get clots in the lung. Very important to find out which is which as clots can kill you. Might even be a small muscle injruy. This needs to be addressed===quickly. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lupus (sle) in 1992. Polymyositis in 2006. Can my weak hip and shoulder be caused by these 2 ailments?

I was diagnosed with lupus (sle) in 1992. Polymyositis in 2006. Can my weak hip and shoulder be caused by these 2 ailments?

Yes: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Blue nails, pain in chest/shoulder for months upon any sort of deep breathing. Can't sleep b/c of pain... Have lupus. Thank you?

Blue nails, pain in chest/shoulder for months upon any sort of deep breathing. Can't sleep b/c of pain... Have lupus. Thank you?

You may have Raynaud: Syndrome. Lupus is one cause. Please refer to this article from Mayo clinic. Hope it helps.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/causes/con-20022916 ...Read more

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S l e lupus I'm getting the worst throbbing pain that gets worse when moving around. The pain is in the left joint of my shoulder?

Lupus joint pain: Acute shoulder pain could be from lupus itself or due to other problems. Needs to becevaluated as capsular inflammation of shoulder, tendinitis, bursitis, tendon tear, rotator cuff tear, sepsis etc need to be considered. Check with the doctor ...Read more

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I pop and crack--knees, neck, shoulder, hip, low back, and it is sometimes painful or brings upon soreness. Have lupus, but what could cause this?

I pop and crack--knees, neck, shoulder, hip, low back, and it is sometimes painful or brings upon soreness. Have lupus, but what could cause this?

JHS: 34yo fem. W. "pop & crack neck, shoulder, hip, low back" likely has Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Joint crepitations are common with this disorder. However the pain sometimes aroused in this patient is not usual with JHS. Widespread muscle spasm might be explanatory or another pathology might be involved. A Rheumatologist would be the best specialist to answer this patient's question. ...Read more

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Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

Unexplained high ANA, other tests norm. Lupus symptoms, but spondylitis symptoms too. Heel pain, SI pain sometimes, shoulder weak sometimes. Full MRI?

How about...: HLA B-27 (I know you're not the typical gender), Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, CRP, Anti-DNA double stranded AB's? Any of those tests been run yet? Why are your fingers permanently flexed, Lupus Anticoagulant? ...Read more

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I had a C1 neck fusion in Aug 2015 and today my right shoulder is very painful. I also have Lupus SLE and RA and OA plus a lot of other lupus related stuff. I just don't know why my shoulder is so sore today and what can I do about it?

I had a C1 neck fusion in Aug 2015 and today my right shoulder is very painful. I also have Lupus SLE and RA and OA plus a lot of other lupus related stuff. I just don't know why my shoulder is so sore today and what can I do about it?

Acute shoulder: Pain. It is hard to say which of the conditions is causing the pain or if local injury to the should like a sprain is present. Use of topical analgesics and or oral analgesics. If no improvement follow up with PCP or your Rheumatologist ...Read more

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33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.

33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.

See rheum: You are far more likely to have carpal tunnel than lupus. I presume you have seen an orthopedic surgeon who had injected the wrist area with cortisone. If the nerve test confirms CTS, then you should rest at ease. I greatly doubt that you have lupus since the joint involvement is atypical and your gender. ...Read more

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I have Lupus and just got bursitis in my shoulder. If I got a kenalog (triamcinolone) shot in my arm yesterday, is it okay for me to get a tattoo on my foot today?

I have Lupus and just got bursitis in my shoulder. If I got a kenalog (triamcinolone) shot in my arm yesterday, is it okay for me to get a tattoo on my foot today?

I don't know why not: I think it should be ok. The steroid injection should not cause you to be more susceptible to infection with a tattoo. Make sure who ever does your tattoo has not had issues with infections. ...Read more

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I was 16 my right knee swelled for 1wk. After a month my right/left shoulder, hands, wrist are aching. And now my finger is deform. Is this lupus or jra?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes including RA and sle. A rheumatologist through an evaluation and lab studies would be able to tell you the specific cause. ...Read more

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Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist? (-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist? (-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read more

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Joint pain (knee, shoulder, hand), tired, mild anemia. Fan and other autoanticorps negative. RF 12ui, when the normal is less than 14 ui. Lupus/RA?

Joint pain (knee, shoulder, hand), tired, mild anemia. Fan and other autoanticorps negative. RF 12ui, when the normal is less than 14 ui. Lupus/RA?

Hard to tell.: Joint pain and anemia can have many causes and may or may not be connected. You will need Sed Rate and/or CRP to see if you have active inflammation. There may be other tests needed to determine if it's RA or other causes. Get to an arthritis specialist if possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf (8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?

Have balance issues, joint pain-hands, feet, collarb, shoulder, some pink, itchy skin. Brain MRI neg, lupus neg, rf (8), pre-diabetic. Worth pursuing?

Consult with MD: It is worth pursuing the workup. Lupus and RA are not the only diagnoses to consider. There are other collagen vascular disorders which could cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause shoulder pain?

Many Things: You can learn more at http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
shoulder pain can have multiple causes including pain that actually originates elsewhere and is called referred pain. ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain mean?

What does shoulder pain mean?

Many things: Mostly that you are strained or injured the soft tissues of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder pain?

What can I do for shoulder pain?

Hard to say: Without more detail about your pain, what may have caused it and the dysfunction associated with it. Different types of pain have different causes and different treatments. It's very suboptimal for someone to give you a generic answer for shoulder pain without having a better understanding of what's causing it. An evaluation in person is necessary for appropriate guidance. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can cause my shoulder pain?

What can cause my shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What do I do about shoulder pain?

What do I do about shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain: Find out the cause by seeing a Dr. Then use recommended treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat my shoulder pain?

Vague shoulder pain: Try range of motion stretches, anti-inflammatories, and heat pads. If you had a history of a specific injury, then have it seen by your family doctor first. ...Read more

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What to do about my shoulder pain?

What to do about my shoulder pain?

See below: There are several causes of shoulder pain. You will probably want to see your physician if your pain is lasting greater than 2 weeks. Initially a short course of rest, ice, and compression will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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Horrible shoulder pain, what to do?

Can be many things: There can be many causes for your shoulder pain and you need it formally evaluated. The number of etiologies is large. These YouTube videos may be of some help in at least giving you some understanding.
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=0o90YoI1o7w
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=7zAZniMHzAk
(7 minutes into the second video). Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

Depends on cause: Depends on cause. Get it checked once the cause is determined, the treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain from mild to severe?

Can't tell: There can be many causes for your shoulder pain and you need it formally evaluated. The number of etiologies is large. These YouTube videos may be of some help in at least giving you some understanding.
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=0o90YoI1o7w
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=7zAZniMHzAk
(7 minutes into the second video). Good luck. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain. What's caused by?

I have shoulder pain. What's caused by?

Shoulder pain: Most likely due to a soft tissue injury in the shoulder. This may be due to overuse or muscle strain. It could however be a rotator cuff tear/injury. I would suggest rest, ice and oral otc nsaids. If it persists see your pcp. ...Read more

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What can be used against shoulder pain?

What can be used against shoulder pain?

Start with basics: Start with ice (20 min on every hour), an over the counter anti-inflammatory (naproxen, ibuprofen) if safe for you, and stopping any activities that are worsening or causing the pain. If not improved in a day or two see your primary care doctor or an orthopod for further assessment and a physical exam of the shoulder. Many things can cause shoulder pain both in, around, and outside the shoulder. ...Read more

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How can endometrioses cause shoulder pain?

How can endometrioses cause shoulder pain?

Diaphram irritation: If the endometrioses is under the diaphram then pain could be referred to the shoulder. ...Read more