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Pain In Arms Upper Back After Mammogram
Pain in right breast & upper back, at same time. No trauma. For 4/5 days. Mammogram done in Oct., have dense breast tissue, due back for further eval.
Follow up important!: Make sure to keep your follow up appointment. They may do more tests to determine if there are any problems. ...Read more
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Is it possible for breast cancer symptom to be upper back pain in right shoulder? Present over 1 yr. Mammogram ok. Us ok. Spine MRI ok. Pain is deep.
No: I have never heard of breast cancer presenting in this way. ...Read more
Upper back pain one year. Ct of chest in nov 12 ok. Mri spine ok. Could this be missed breast cancer? I had mammogram sept 12 ok. Not present at rest
No, not Realy: Pain in the back with movement is usually linked to posture of the spine or ribs. Cancer at your age is usually found within the breast, and the testing you have undergone already is reassuring. Continue to be medically examined for your concern of cancer, but seek a musculoskeletal physician to help with your chest wall pain. ...Read more
I had a mammogram and I am sore in my peck muscle and under my arm. I feel as though I feel movement in my peck area.?
I had a mammogram last may which was normal. Now, the last couple of days I get a pain (off and on) near my arm pit (right) near my breast. Is that anything to worry about?
Probably: A benign cause, but not always. If it persists you should see your doctor to get evaluated. If you just had a mammo, ultrasound could be useful. ...Read more
No - diagnostic: Wolf: whenever you are having a problem that could be related to the breasts you should ask for a "diagnostic" mammogram, not a screening. This means any extra imaging that might be needed can be done at the same visit and the radiologist will often talk with you about your results before you go. The sonogram is almost always done when you are feeling a lump as well as the mammogram. ...Read more
I had a mammogram yesterday and today I have shoulder pain and pain down my right arm into my hand is this normal?
When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery
I have had pain in my left arm pit and breast for over 2 months now. My regular dr. Seems to think it is nerve damage chest X-ray and mammogram normal?
I recommend a ultrasound of the axilla to evaluate the lymph nodes. A breast specialist will be able to rule out a breast issue as a cause for your pain.
It is possible for a breast cancer to cause pain and swelling in the armpit and this should be ruled out. ...Read more
Breast and arm pit pain hi I've been having pain in my left breat and underarm for quite some time. I've had a breast exam, an ultrasound, and a mammogram. They see nothing. Sometimes its a stabbing feeling and sometimes a constant ache. I am large breas
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. ...Read more
Pinched nerves: What you describe sounds like it could be pinched nerves originating in your lower neck. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: But you may find better results with home exercises or weight lifting at a gym. ...Read more
I get mild pain in my upper back, chest and arms at the same time. What is the cause of it please help!
Too general to say: Lots of territory here! Do you hurt to touch/press anywhere? How long has this been going on? Any injury? Any weakness or numbness? Any relief with mild meds (tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen)? These symptoms are very general and likely not serious but see doctor if worsening. ...Read more
Twice within 3 days I had a sudden onset of pain in the upper back of my arms. Stops me in my tracks. But then goes away in a few minutes. Any ideas?
C-radiculopathy...: ......one of your nasty little brothers shining a magnifying lens on your neck while you're out minding your own business and getting a tan! I'm jealous...we used to live in Austin....beautiful weather but you can keep the fire ants! Now, why at such a young age are you having these issues? Your symptoms could be an entrapment of the suprascapular nerve. See a neurologist for more workup. ...Read more
Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?
Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more
I have an itch on my arms, thighs, and upper back. No visible rashes. For nearly 3 mnths I've been having it. Not intense, but uncomfortable.
Many things: Itching (pruritus) can be caused by skin conditions such as eczema or hives. It can also be due to infections such as scabies or lice. Internal, non-skin, diseases can also cause itching such as kidney failure and hepatitis. Other causes include internal malignancies, drug reactions, anxiety and many other causes. Often no exact cause can be identified. SEE:bit. Ly/1u0iDFO ...Read more
Can not showering enough cause back spots I shower like 2 times a week I hardly ever sweat and I have upper back spots and also on my upper arms?
Neck and upper back feeling like its streching. Tingling radiates down arms. They numb when I lay on arms. It goes away but then comes back? Cause?
Had this big bump on my back. Recently this year, I contracted small bumps on my shoulders, arms, and upper back. Now they are on my legs. What is this?
Without an exam...: ...There is no way to sort through the many possibilities. Let a dermatologist examine you and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
Extreme upper back pain for 3 days it hurts to move especially if I move my neck down/move my arms what would cause this and what do I do to treat it?
Ans: You are very young. Need a good history. Did you have any injury? Do you exercise or do heavy lifting? Best to see a doctor for a good history and examination ...Read more
Have several lumps under the skin in my arms. Shoulders and upper back. They are smooth raised lumps with a hard core in center. What could they be?
Probable cysts: These may be wens (sebaceous cysts) but a physician will have to examine them for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Worrisome: Acute pain in neck & pain radiating to both arms raises concern for cervical spine integrity. If a mechanical neck injury has occurred, then urgent evaluation is indicated as are imaging studies to rule cervical spine disorder that is impinging the spinal cord &/or cervical nerves transiting to the arms. Is very serious if either arm is weak. ...Read more
What causes cool burning sensation in the neck and down the arms and in the upper back? Sometimes I have hot burning pain? Please help
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle weakness and burning pain in the arms, finger numbness, neck pains, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have been having right sided neck pain for a week then 3 days after that I started to have a warm burning feeling my upper back and arms?
See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. Sometimes a disk can compress the nerves in your neck causing shoulder or arm pain. You can also get burning and numbness. See your physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?
I have spots of my upper back and arms it's like acne and if I shower like once a week I get only abit but if I shower more often I get more spots why
Counterintuitive: As counterintuitive as it sounds, but plain water applied in excess (frequent showers) dries the skin out and can cause reactions like the one you are describing. If you can't reduce the number of showers you are taking, you may want to try a moisturizing lotion after every shower. See if that makes a difference. ...Read more
I'm having severe pain in my upper back around my rib cage. It hurts worse when I lift my arms. Also my left hip has been hurting bad lately causing me to limp.
See a chiro?: You might consider seeing a chiropractor to get realligned. Sometimes those ribs can become sore without any trauma. Not sure about the hip, though. Probably not related. ...Read more
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