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Pain Between Shoulder Blades Cancer
Yes: Emphysema can change the accessory respiratory musculature which can lead to musculo-skeletal pain throughout the thoracic area. In between the shoulder blades specifically, rhomboids can spasm when someone holds their shoulders back and tries to breath in the classic emphysema posture.Stretching, gentle massage and light strength training all can aid in avoiding this pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more
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
Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more
Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the pain: Is worse with positional change or movement, it could be due to misalignment of thoracic vertebrae from bad posture or workplace ergonomics. If you don't have any chest tightness, sweating or shortness or breath, then try simple things like rolling your back on a foam roller to see if they'll realign. Then see an osteopath or a physical therapist. ...Read more
The time is NOW: Your problem may be postural from sitting at a computer/desk all day. The problem is made worse by being overweight. I suggest tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatory medications, and heat. Try paying attention to your posture. Start a conservative weight loss program with minor diet changes and increased exercise. Good luck. ...Read more
Upper right abdominal pain under ribs, back pain in same area, burning between shoulder blades, lose bowel pancreatic cancer? Stressed
Pancreatic CA: The sx your list can be related to pancreatic cancer. Pts who have pain in RUQ can also have gallstones...which at your age would be very likely while the pancreatic ca would be uncommon, esp if you don't smoke. Stress can cause lots of sx. You should see your local doc for check up. They can help even if its stress related. ...Read more
Poss cause? Burning between shoulder blades mid to right side abdominal pain radiates into back? Cancer? 36 yr non smoker,
Unlikely: The most common cause for such pains is muscle pull or spasms. This would usually settle down with rest and mild pain medicine. If the pain does not go away in 2-3 weeks, or becomes more severe, then you must see a doctor to check you for something more serious(like you are concerned about) ...Read more
Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?
36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?
No: The st common tumor of the pancreas arises in the head and is associated with painless jaundice. Body lesions which can cause back pain have anorexia and wt. loss. When there is back pain and loose stools think of steatorrhea where fat is not absorbed due to severe pancreatitis and not a malignancy ...Read more
Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?
Aortic dissection : This condition can cause severe chest pain that radiates through the chest into the upper back and in between the shoulder blades. Other much more benign causes can cause this as well. But a male in his 30's may be suffering from a hereditary condition which can present with aortic dissection as it initial manifestation. This sort of severe pain is a medical emergency which require an er visit. ...Read more
Had specialist lung dr check xray 3 months ago said nothing sinister other than calcium spots now have pain between shoulder blades.. Cancer?
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