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Sarcoidosis And Pain In My Ribs Under My Arms
sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas.. . ...Read more
Waking with palpations at night with chest pain down both arms currently fight new bout of sarcoidosis, is this related to this illlmess?
Possibly: Possibly. Full cardiac workup needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a swollen lump under my skin above my rib cage. Could this be due to sarcoidosis? Other conditions?
Depends: Sarcoidosis is an inflammation in the body of unknown cause where nodules (granulomas) form in many locations, including under the skin. 25% can get skin rashes. Lumps under skin can also be due to benign conditions such as lipomas (fat lumps), small tumors. Tell your md if this is a persistent problem to be sure it is not anything more concerning. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. Not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?
No: Liver sits on the right side in the upper portion of the abdomen. It would not cause symptoms on your left side. Sarcoid is a difficult disease to deal with. Can have many symptoms. Make sure you follow up with your treating doctor regarding these complaints. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more
I think I pulled a top rib muscle coughing (sarcoidosis), how long does it take to heal? What can I do coughing kills even hurts to touch breast.
Chest pain: If you've inflammed an intercostal muscle or a chest wall muscle it can take some weeks to heal. Your chest is constantly moving with respiration and coughing irritates it also, both slow healing somewhat. You might be able to take Ibuprofen to make things more comfortable. It is isn't improving should see your doc. ...Read more
I have sarcoidosis & I'm hurting real bad. It's my arm pit it's grown and increased in pain. I couldn't even sleep last night. What should I do?
See Doctor: Try otc med in the meantime if you don't have any pain med and you are not able to see your doctor. If this is a flare up- you may need a steroid treatment to help your pain. If you can't see your pcp then go to an acute care center for eval-. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with Myositis I also have lymph nodes that are in my face & neck. One was removed for tests & some in chest. Sarcoidosis?
What Are the Symptoms of Sarcoidosis?
The symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary greatly, depending on which organs are involved. Most patients initially complain of a persistent dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include:
Tender reddish bumps or patches on the skin.
Red and teary eyes or blurred vision.
Swollen and painful joints.
Enlarged and tender lymph glands in the neck, armpits, and groin.
Enlarged lymph glands in the chest and around the lungs.
Pain in the hands, feet, or other bony areas due to the formation of cysts (an abnormal sac-like growth) in bones.
Kidney stone formation.
Development of abnormal or missed heart beats (arrhythmias), inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis), or heart failure.
Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures, or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis). ...Read more
Will chest X-ray and ACE blood test be able to tell me for sure if I have/don't have sarcoidosis? Is there anything else that should be considered?
Yes: This is a common presentation. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?
Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more
I'm I starting to stage when infiltrates is seen in the chest due to sarcoidosis? What does infiltrates means when you have sarcoidosis?
See details: I means you have a significant inflammatory process in your lungs. ...Read more
Husband has sarcoidosis with chest pain and cough. Dr says he has mild sleep apnea. Doctor not aggressively treating the sarcoidosis. What next?
It appears you have some concerns.
It would be advisable to get a second opinion if both you and your husband desire it. ...Read more
Few cases of iritis. Had chest and si joint x-rays. All fine. Does this rule out sarcoidosis? Had blood work too. All fine except HS CRP level is 2.6.
Lymph nodes every where side of face, neck, belly, chest, and unknown mass in between liver&pancreas thinking it's sarcoidosis but could it be cancer.
Biopsy: Very difficult to guess without more information. The biopsy will give important clues. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sarcoidosis in my chest lymph nodes. However I constantly have headaches and pressure in my left eye with eye floaters. What is it?
I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?
Mgt/workup: This is in the differential of possible causes, and a biopsy may be performed so that your physician will have more information, before making a diagnosis. ...Read more
Sle. Wbc always high recent WBC 20.5, 25.4 ANC 6.8, 11.1, lymphocytes 5, 3. Lymphnodes larger than last chest ct. Sarcoidosis/lymphoma- should biopsy?
I have EDS3/chronic back pain, for 3 days I've had worsening upper back and rib pain with a fever and can't raise my arms or bend/walk properly?
To The ER With You!: Whether or not you have EDS3, your fever and inability to raise your arms is very concerning. Your description otherwise is rather vague (more details needed), so best to go see a doctor for an exam and get this figured out sooner than later. Obviously, you should have someone drive you (to an ER would be best) today. ...Read more
I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. When coughing or tur?
Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation that makes your muscles going into spasm especially the muscles that attaches to the ribs or covers the rib cage and arm. This will make the muscles of the shoulder girdle very tight and especially for spreading of the arm pit. Neck nerve irritation can also spread to the face. Please see the family dr. And also a rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more
Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement, ?
My daughter plays competitive soccer. Was fine yesterday then reached upwards with her arm and now has rib pain. Could this just be torn cartilage?
I have had shoulder pain and rib pain for about 6 months. Losing mobility of my arm. Hurts ribcage when I breathe. No break in ribs, 3 were displaced.
Complicated: If you have lingering displaced upper ribs, you may have something called thoracic outlet syndrome. Easy to test on physical exam, have your pcp or sports med doc examine. If no one has checked your cervical spine, make sure that has been checked out also to rule out radiculopathy. You might also consider manipulation by a chiropractor or do for the displaced ribs. Hope that helps, best of luck! ...Read more
Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?
Go see your doctor: There are a lot of things that could cause these symptoms. Go see your doctor to examine you and figure out what could be causing yours. It could be things as simple as panic attacks, to things as significant as emergency heart related problems. ...Read more
Dull back pain, tenderness to touch all over body, joint pain, Joint creaking, rib pain & tender, protein in urine, tender shins, arm pain?
27 w chest, arm, hand, back, rib pain for 6 months. Pain feels like foot falling asleep & 2-3sec. Shooting, burning, cramping pain 24/7. Awareness of heartbeat 24/7 (after Biaxin, HR normal). EKG's, blood, X-rays, stress are ok. NSAIDs don't work.?
Please have a family or friend refer you to a primary doctor you have not yet seen. Problems could be related to medical issues or you might set up an appointment with a Psychologist.
Please keep me informed. ...Read more