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Iam 34 old woman I smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?

Iam 34 old woman I smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?

It's possible: You should be seen by a health care professional, get interviewed, examined, and possibly have a chest x-ray. Lung cancer is rare at your age, but can occur. You should stop smoking. Please get professional help if you are unable to do it on your own.

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

And?: What are you doing about it? It doesn't sound like you can wait past today without addressing this immediately with a health care professional. Things can get worse, much, much worse, in the next couple of hours. I would act now to address this.

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What can cause severe shoulder pain (radiates down towards elbow) and popping with a normal MRI? Also didn't get better with physical therapy.

What can cause severe shoulder pain (radiates down towards elbow) and popping with a normal MRI? Also didn't get better with physical therapy.

Popping: As for the popping that is generally just a normal variant. The question on the pain is, is the MRI of the neck or shoulder. IF the shoulder was it done with contrast or without? There are some things like labral tears (if you play sports) that could cause pain. Also, how long have you had the pain. Sometimes there is an injury that is minor and can't be seen but is painful. Give it 6-8 week

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Having horrible arm pain from my shoulder down to my elbow on my right side. What could be causing this?

Having horrible arm pain from my shoulder down to my elbow on my right side. What could be causing this?

Neck or shoulder: A pain that affects this area could be secondary to referred pain from the neck or a problem with the shoulder. Herniated disc, myofascial (muscle) pain, shoulder injury (tendon, impingement), etc could be the main source of pain. Only a good history, physical examination and imaging as needed will identify the cause. Www. Otwithmd. Com.

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I keep taking pain in my left arm shoulder down to elbow, I did not fall or bang it but has been painful all day sharp pain shoots through the arm?

I keep taking pain in my left arm shoulder down to elbow, I did not fall or bang it but has been painful all day sharp pain shoots through the arm?

Nonspecific: Pain in the arm suggests a musculoskeletal problem exists, but there are other possibilities. The best way to evaluate this is by a proper evaluation by a doctor - primary care ok. Timing of appointment should be based on severity. Hope this helps!

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Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow.?

Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow.?

Thoracic outlet: Thoracic syndrome is a condition that is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels. See your PCP for final diagnosis, treatment or referral.

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Shoulder pain and tenderness extending down to elbow. Had over use injury about a year ago. Happens more on rainy/cold days?

Shoulder pain and tenderness extending down to elbow. Had over use injury about a year ago. Happens more on rainy/cold days?

Possibly Arthritis: Your symptoms may be due to arthritis in your shoulder, especially given your symptoms and history. However, a rotator cuff injury is also possible. Please see your clinician for an exam and possible X-rays to confirm diagnosis. They can then prescribe anti-inflamatory meds, offer physical therapy, a steroid injection or both.

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Hve pain in shoulder/neck/jaw and arm & down in right breast! . Hve bad tennis elbow! Do repetitive work with right side! Feels like muscle pain pector?

Hve pain in shoulder/neck/jaw and arm & down in right breast! . Hve bad tennis elbow! Do repetitive work with right side! Feels like muscle pain pector?

Pectoralis strain: Repetitive work with the right ue and body can strain the pectoralis muscle. However, other things can present with this constellation of symptoms. Would recommend evaluation by your doctor if it persists.

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Having shoulder pain last severall wks...Radiates to elbow. Often painful to move &is affecting strength. Causes and sigg. Please?

Having shoulder pain last severall wks...Radiates to elbow. Often painful to move &is affecting strength. Causes and sigg. Please?

Be checked: There are many potential causes and you should consider being checked. Probably the two most common are a rotator cuff tear or a pinched nerve in the neck. If it hurts to raise you arm over your head, rotator is more likely. If it does not make it worse, or even helps to raise arm over head, pinched nerve is more likely. Again, consider being checked. Thank you for the question.

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I have not thrown hard in over a year from an elbow injury, started throwing now has shoulder pain, what could be wrong?

I have not thrown hard in over a year from an elbow injury, started throwing now has shoulder pain, what could be wrong?

Need exam: I assume u are throwing a baseball. After an elbow injury (mcl, fx?) that took a year to recover your pitching mechanics may be @ fault. See a good pitching coach/ instructor and have him watch you throw... Core muscle strength is not an uncommon cause of secondary shoulder pain. Of course, rotator cuff issues @ age 37 (also biceps anchor/ labrum='slap') may be present. See 'sports' ors!

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What could cause shoulder pain that extends to my elbow and hand?

What could cause shoulder pain that extends to my elbow and hand?

TOS: 30's person has "pain that extends from shoulder to elbow to hand". This symptom constellation suggests neuropathic disorder; compatible with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Consult an Osteopath. In my experience, too many Neurologists doubt reality of T.O.S. A down sloping shoulder with weak ipsilateral superior trapezius muscle can be an offending bio mechanism causing brachial plexus impingement.

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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer.

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Help! Pain in shoulder and upper arm till elbow. Unexpalined feeling. Hurts when I move it or raise it up. Feels weak and kind of hot from inside?

Help! Pain in shoulder and upper arm till elbow. Unexpalined feeling. Hurts when I move it or raise it up. Feels weak and kind of hot from inside?

Dx?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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I have left shoulder pain goes from the top to the elbow hard to teach out and reach behind my back can't fasten my bra iy hurts so bad sleeping nigh?

Rotator cuff: Your symptoms of pain @ night and pain w/ movements away from body suggest your rotator cuff is involved. Pain can be from the rot cuff getting 'pinched' underneath the point of the shoulder (impingement syndrome).Try taking a NSAID for a few days. If your pain continues see a board certified ors for examination/ x-rays. Best of luck.!

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Miserable arm and shoulder pain, what is this? Caucasian female age 49 thanksgiving morning I woke up with a pain in my upper left back. Since then intermittent - daily - pain on that side ranging from shoulder to elbow, left arm has intense tingling an

Miserable arm and shoulder pain, what is this? Caucasian female age 49 thanksgiving morning I woke up with a pain in my upper left back. Since then intermittent - daily - pain on that side ranging from shoulder to elbow, left arm has intense tingling an

See orthopod: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist.

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