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Doctor insights on: My Right Shoulder Tumor Symptoms

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

You're probably righ: Yes most tumors will be big and would have spread in your body over a period of 2 years. Unless your pain was progressively getting worse, cancer is not a likely cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I have cold like symptoms with pain in my right shoulder and pain under the right side of my ribs. What could this be?

I have cold like symptoms with pain in my right shoulder and pain under the right side of my ribs. What could this be?

Get evaluated: Simple physical exam will help give you a better diagnosis, if dr deem necessary, may need further tests like xrays. This is most probably muskuloskeletal. Get checked to get better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Healthy 20 year old. Dull to mild pain only in right shoulder blade. No other symptoms; not sick or anything. ?

Healthy 20 year old. Dull to mild pain only in right shoulder blade. No other symptoms; not sick or anything. ?

Please rephrase: Please rephrase your question more clearly - You will get more benefit from a face to face evaluation with a physician who can ask a number of important questions and be able to conduct a thorough examination. ...Read more

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Hi I have a non itching non irritating rash on my right shoulder. It started around may 20th and still persists. No other symptoms. Please advice.

Hi I have a non itching non irritating rash on my right shoulder. It started around may 20th and still persists. No other symptoms. Please advice.

See below: Without being able to see the rash and knowing more about its evolution and your past medical history, it is hard to even guess. I suggest, seeing your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a patch of skin on my right shoulder blade that is tender to the touch (even a bra strap it uncomfortable) I have no other symptoms?

I have a patch of skin on my right shoulder blade that is tender to the touch (even a bra strap it uncomfortable) I have no other symptoms?

Notalgia: A patch of skin with no symptoms, particularly on shoulder blades of women is most likely a condition called notalgia paresthetica. This patch of skin can also be itchy, burning or achy. It is thought to be due to inflammation or irritation of a skin nerve. It is sometimes a challenge to treat but treatments are available. Please talk to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with frozen shoulder with symptoms of severe pain in the top centre of my neck, my right shoulder, down to my right elb?

I have recently been diagnosed with frozen shoulder with symptoms of severe pain in the top centre of my neck, my right shoulder, down to my right elb?

Self limiting: While it is painful and limits range of motion, with treatment, the disease goes away and near normal function results. Treatment varies with the severity of the affliction. You may consult this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor for choice of treatment. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frozen-shoulder/basics/symptoms/CON-20022510 ...Read more

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Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm. Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom

Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm.  Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom

Doubtful: not your classic gall bladder symptoms. Gall bladder issues really would not change or occur with movements of you arm. Sounds like a sprain. Get eval. best wishes. ...Read more

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After having bowel movement, I started having discomfort between both shoulder blades and under right shoulder blade. No other symptoms. ?

After having bowel movement, I started having discomfort between both shoulder blades and under right shoulder blade. No other symptoms. ?

Could be serious: Gall bladder problems can have this pain pattern, but the fact that it happened after a BM, especially if you strained at all, could also mean that some air/gas has escaped and is under the diaphragm. This is extremely serious, meaning something has ruptured. So if it doesn't go away quickly, or if it gets worse, you should be seen in a location that has an x-ray. Good luck! ...Read more