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Rheumatoid Nodules On The Clavicle
See a Rheumatologist: Are you diagnosed with rheumatoid artjritis and what treatment are you getting. ...Read more
I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?
Dr. re-scoping shoulder 1yr.post slap repair/tenotomy. Rheumatoid markers negative. Says can still be prob. Is this possible? Or easy-out
Easy out: It is very unlikely that a single shoulder involvement alone is related to RA. ...Read more
Usually never: Subcutaneous nodules are only present in about 20% of cases, they are usually associated with more severe disease. ...Read more
What kind of gift would be helpful for someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?
Warm water therapy: Consider a membership to a local ymca or fitness facility that has a warm water indoor pool for water aerobics. ...Read more
My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatism?: Polyarthralgia it is called and can be due to systemic arthritis like RA. But, need know lab tests, age, occupation, history of injury, bone density, symptoms, tenderness to pressure, numbness, weakness, duration and response to OTC meds and much more. Take some Aleve (naproxen) and get tested if it persists. ...Read more
Do I have rheumatoid arthritis? Have knee problems and operations on them and thought I was overcompansating but my shoulder, hip, jaw crunch.
Maybe: Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a set of lab and clinical criteria established by the american college of rheumatology and the european league against rheumatism (eular). What you are describing may be related to RA but could also have many other causes. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
6 month soreness rt shoulder, upper arm; numb/tingling /cold fingers; neck soreness less so. Hist rheumatoid, not carpal tunnel?
Not: Likely. See your rheum doc, pcp or pmr doc. ...Read more
Do I have rheumatoid or osteo arthritis? I am female and age 65, in the last few months I have had pain, stiffness & swelling from base of skull down to my toes. Low grade headache with stiff neck. Arms are weakened as well as finger grip, shoulder pai
Likely osteo: Osteo is very common at your age and can affect all joints. IF you are concerned about Rheumatoid, see a rheumatologist for blood tests. ...Read more
37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?
Mushy lump at bottom side of neck at hollow area before clavicle. Ultra S. showed 0 other than nodules on thyroid. No big lymphs seen. More tests?
Lipoma: Most likely lipoma. Benign adipose or fatty tissue growth. This is benign. If it is not growing then no need for tests ...Read more
I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X-ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.
Have it worked up: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more
I WENT EMERMERGEN ROOM SUFFERING WITH LEFT RIP PAIN AND LEFT SHOULDER PAIN.they gave me morfin and took xrays. The hospital say left basile nodule?
See details: None of this makes sense, especially the supposed x-ray report. Forget the ER and see an orthopedist. ...Read more
I have a similar headache that is above left nodule on back of skull, also have pain in left shoulder. Reason for concern?
Can a 12mm left adrenal nodule and 9mm right adrenal nodule cause right side shoulder pain and cause mild upper thoracic scoliosis? Any correlations?
Small adrenal: Nodules will not cause shoulder pain or scoliosis. The vast majorityof incidentally discovered adrenal nodules are benign adenomas. Most of these have unique characteristics on MRI and CT and can be diagnosed without biopsy. If they cannot be characterized as benign adenomas, they are indeterminate and may need additional evaluation and follow up. Talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Had a chest X-ray to check for collarbone issue (which was normal). Would the X-ray spot out nodules if there were any?
Probably yes: If total lungs were included on chest xray, then nodules can be detected, usually larger than 5 mm. ...Read more
Experiencing back/shoulder pain. X-ray found sclerotic nodule on the humoral head likely a bone island. What does that mean and what can be done?
Nothing need B done.: Benign ; common finding in long bones. ...Read more
I have nodules which feels hard all over the back & arms. I'm concerned why nodules on back of the neck is hurting from left side of neck to shoulder?
Nodules: You must make an appointment to see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have an elevated pth with normal calcium. I also have multiple lung nodules. I now have swelling in my lymph area near the collarbone area?
Get evaluated: You have many findings that warrant further workup. Elevated PTH may be due to a functioning parathroid adenoma. An ENT can do that workup for you. The lung nodules are worrisome and require further workup as well. May be a completely separate medical issue. You may need a ct guided biopsy of one of the lung nodules to sort this out. Seek professional help. ...Read more
Raised mole on shoulder. Pinched it n piece of black skin broke off. Scratched with nail it bled and now the mole is flat. Nodular melanoma? 20yo guy
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It may need to be removed and examined by a pathologist. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?
Yes you do: Calcification in the thyroid usually get attention. Especially when seen on CT. See your doctor to further find out the nature of the calcification ...Read more
7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?
Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more
Have rheumatoid arthritis. Clavicle bone is excruciating. Rheumatologist says he doesn't know what's going on and to seek ER treatment. This normal?
If it is @ either--: --end,,there R joints that can B effected by RA. If mid shaft, I would C an ortho 2 r/o any other pathology. The ER is not the proper place 2 go, unless there was trauma & a fracture is suspected. ...Read more
See below: I believe you mean rheumatoid nodule? If so, they are soft tissue nodules caused by the same autoimmune reactions that cause rheumatoid arthritis. They are not dangerous in and of themselves, but if you have rheumatoid arthritis, make sure you are getting treated. Hope this helps! ...Read more