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Mid Back Itch Lung Cancer
Hello I am a 28 year old female with a history of smoking for 7 years I am having terrible upper mid back pain now for a month... Lung cancer?
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
What are the chances that mid-back pain when you sit and move certain ways is lung cancer? Or does Cancer cause dull constant pain, not just when sit?
Very, very low: Dx of lung cancer is rarely if ever based on a back pain presentation. Stop worrying yourself about that. Do consider an exam to determine the problem - but expect it to be muscular or weight related. Whatever it is, try to follow tx recommendations. If you smoke - cut down or quit and ask the Dr for ways to evaluate your lung health. It's a good way to start the New Year - living healthily! . ...Read more
No: Probably it could be muscle or spaine, see your doctor to have evaluation and CT. ...Read more
Feeling of pain in mid back, chest, also horse voice and trouble breathing will last days, weeks come and go not lung cancer been checked any idea?
Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer?
I am a 29 year old female and have been a smoker for 7 years. I have mid back pain near spine for months. I have had chest X-ray and 2 mri's, both clear. I am still scared itslung cancer. What should I do?
consider chest CT:
You need to talk to your doctor about ways to stop smoking, which is a known cause of lung cancer. That's the 1st thing you need to do.
A negative chest x-ray does not mean your lungs are free of disease. Assuming the mris were of your spine, consider an optimized screening chest ct to determine the status of your lungs and reduce your anxiety. ...Read more
What is a layman's description of small cell stage 4 lung cancer and Survival rate of patient agreed mid 30's?
If my mother had primary breast and lung cancer in her mid 50’s and 60, does she likely carry a genetic faulty gene? Are they related to a syndrome?
Get tested: If your mom is still alive, ask her if any genetic markings were found If yes, consider getting tested yourself. I am not aware of any syndrome depicting these two types of primary (not metastatic) cancers together. ...Read more
I am a lung cancer servivor of 15 years I have had bronchitus since mid july I have had a chest xray and a cat scan and my lungs are fine my cancer treatment was surgery to remove top lobe of left lung and 6 and a half weeks of radiiation?
I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg.?
Ok. I've been noticing some white patches on my skin. Locations: abs, upper left chest and about mid back. It does not itch. Only allergic to HD dust?
Vitiligo: This is from loss of skin pigments due to an autoimmune problem. If you have an underlying autoimmune disease, controlling it may halt the process. Unfortunately there is no good treatment to reverse it although UVB-NB phototherapy has had some success in getting some pigment back. ...Read more
I have a bulge on my mid back, left under shoulder blade. Believe that it is from a sports injury. Has been there for over 1 month. Could it be cancer?
Sinuses clogged been coughing a lot with chest congestion. Feel slightly better today, but mid back/lungs hurt not sure which.
Pulmonary: Insufficient information to provide an an answer;try Health Tap Concierge or go see a local Dr ...Read more
I'm 2 weeks post cholecystectomy and I have increased urine output and sharp pain in left mid back (lungs) when I take deep breath or yawn.?
See the doctor: You need to go back to the surgeon or your doctor for examination ...Read more
Had dull constant pain left upper abd radiated to left lower to mid back. Feels Better if moving around scared of pancreatic cancer. No fam hIstory.
LUQ pain: Most of the time cancers are painless. If pain happens from cancer that means it has spread, by that time patient would have had some other symptoms like weigh loss or other symptoms based on where it originates from. May be helpful if we get more information to discuss differential diagnosis of the pain ...Read more
Consider: Visiting a chiropractor. There you will receive x-rays of your back, and treatment. They will refer you to a medical doctor if you require medication or further work up beyond an mri. And they are relatively inexpensive compared to the medical community. You can walk in bent, and walk out straight. Ya, that's what I would do. ...Read more
Used space heater close to skin for 3-4 months. Notice multiple small on my butt leading to mid back. Skin cancer?
Doubt it: Is it erythema ab igne? Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Erythema_ab_igne Everybody does ill-advised things and I'm really glad you didn't do something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sharp pain in my upper mid back in between my spine and right scapula. Nagging deep cough for a week feel congestion in lower rt lung when I cough?
I have mid back lung cramping. Some mild pain when inhaleing and exhaling. With dry non productive cough.
Can h pylori cause mid back soreness? It feels like a small bruise at times. What are the chances of it being cancer?
If you have an ulcer: The bacteria h. Pylori can, over some years and usually in older prople, lead to gastric lyphoma, or gastric cancer, but far more common is gastritis or peptic ulcer, which can sometimes be felt as mid-back pain. One needs to take rx to cure the h. Pylori and for continued symptoms, consider an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
I am terrified I have pancreatic cancer - mid epigastric burning every early morning (around 3-4am - it wakes me up). I also have mid back pain. 30 yr?
Severe spine pain when pushed on gently, 2 spots one in lower one in mid back. Could this be spinal cancer? Chronic pain, had scoliosis xray 6 m ago.
Unlikely: Bone cancer does cause spinal pain but many other causes are more likely to be the source of your pain. Bone cancer is sometimes felt as a lump and is often worse at night. X-rays can be helpful as yours did not show signs of cancer. Other tests can be done if needed. If pain is chronic, it is more likely to be mechanical pain in joints, muscles, or due to disc problems. ...Read more
Severe muscle pain in my mid back on both sides. When I went flat on my back the tightness from both of my spine into ribs expelling air from lungs.?
Muscle spasm: Perhaps the large muscles of the back went into spasm. Since they are painful it may have caused you to exhale harder than usual. See a doctor for exam and treatment. Pain is not necessary to endure. ...Read more
27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?
Wait to worry: Pancreatic Cancer typically affects people over the age of 50 years, so it is unlikely to be a cause of your symptoms at your age. Your symptoms may be all due to Acid reflux causing indigestion. You should try taking antacids of one kind or another. You may use one of: Maalox, Zantac, Pepecid or prilosec and try it for one week. If the symptoms go away, then the likely cause is Acid reflux (GERD) ...Read more
I went to the ER with chest pains, an ECG showed no abnormalities. A doctor listened to my lungs with a stethascope, would this exam have highlighted pneumothorax? The pain is now in my mid back.
Not your Heart: You have anxiety, panic, stress or all of the above. You did not need to go to the er. Heart troubles have a myriad of symptoms in a male. Yes, the exam, and vitals would have also ruled out a pneumothorax. Now. Lets deal with the underlying real problem which is that at 28 you are not managing your stress well. You are carrying it all in your chest and your chest muslces are tired or fatigued. ...Read more
If mid back and abdominal discomfort were caused by pancreatic cancer, would not blood work be off in CBC, amylase, or lipase in a 27 yo male?
Blood test results may be normal in a person with pancreatic cancer.
You, at 27, are unlikely to have pancreatic cancer.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.
Pancreatic cancer is rare comparing to other digestive disease cancer.
it could be your pancreas causing the pain,
it could be an ulcer, or gallbladder disease they all can cause same symptoms.
see your doctor, they will evaluate either assure you, or treat you.
start by watching your diet, take anti acid and medication from OTC, like zantaz, or prilosec.
either way see your doctor please.
good luck. ...Read more
Sed rate 30 suppose to be under 20. Crp normal. All CBC and metabolic panel fine. Little low on vitamin d. Cancer? Mid back pain
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more