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Shoulder Blade Swelling
Sharp pain beside my left shoulder blade, swelling, and it hurts to breathe. Mom suggested pleurisy...Any ideas on what it could be?
See below: You should probably seek a healthcare specialist such as a orthopedic surgeon or pulmonary specialist for evaluation of your condition or even an internist don't let it go too long. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I have pain from my neck to shoulder blade and swelling in the shoulder arm and hand with massive pain in my shoulder blade i have no strength in arm?
Could be bad: I don't like the sound of this at all. The swelling could suggest a venous of lymphatic blockage, plus minus infection The complete lack of strength is worrisome as well. I hope you read this soon as i really think you need immediate medical attention in an emergency room. ...Read more
Having upper back pain bt shoulder blades with swelling under my left shoulder that goes down to the side of my rib with some swelling on my chest. ?
Atypical Chest: Always warrants medical evaluation sooner rather than later. You need a thorough Physical Examination, Chest X-Ray, Lab Work including a CBC and test for Mono, possibly a CT of your chest. I am concerned about the possibility of a Aortic problem which is a life-threatening emergency. Go to ER immediately. ...Read more
pain in my left shoulder blade, along with swelling around it. I cant move my arm, lift things, sit back or lay down. Did i tear something?
Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?
Searing pain in middle of back between shoulder blades. Some tingling and swelling in fingers. Only relief is laying down. Tried heat, tens, motrin?
Any history: Of trauma?- are you carrying any new things?, wearing new type shoes? Ever have this before? If persists see pcp. ...Read more
I have been getting red marks on my shoulder blade's only on my right side though no pain or swelling I only notice then when I take my shirt off and see them what could it be?
It sounds like..: ..some sort of minimal trauma/abrasion. It doesn't sound like a drug/other rash to me. The one-sidedness is not surprising. Many of us, if not most, have some mild spinal asymmetry that causes one scapula to be more prominent than the other. But the real question what could be rubbing hard enough to cause red marks? Perhaps you are very sensitive to the type of fabric in your shirt or laundry soap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right sided back pain and swelling next to the shoulder blade, Ice has made no difference, what is the best cause of action?
See your physician: First, you need to find the cause. A number of problems can produce the symptoms that you have. You need to see your physician. A thorough history and physician exam, probably with Xrays or the area may provide the answer. Sometimes, further tests are required. Once you can identify the specific cause, it can be properly treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable ?
I hurt my shoulder at work its really sore from the bottom of my shoulder blade around to my clavical and a bit up the back side of my neck. Ice helps but it still hurts. Minor swelling. What do I do?
Good exam: I think you first should get a thorough exam of your shoulder, back and cervical spine areas You may have an injury to the shoulder but some of your symptoms may be of a cervical etiology I think there is an overreliance on mris Often the mri may show abnormalities which are not even causing symptoms ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a had feeling of swelling around shoulder blade and armpit on rib side for 3 years. Lump there but long and skinny don't think its a node.
Intermittent mild localized left bicep pain. Dizziness. No swelling/warmth. Blood clot or nerve? I also have left peck and shoulder/blade pain.
? Cervical Radiculop: Athy. One can see dizziness and radiating pain into the upper shoulder, biceps or radial side of the forearm. The pectoralis muscle receives innervation for most all cervical nerve roots and by your description the most likely level would be c5-6. You should see your doctor for a full exam. I hope this helps. ...Read more
93 y.o mother bedfast unrepaired hip fx 2 yrs. 0 skin breakdown. Low air loss mattress. Lg. swelling over L shoulder blade x 3 weeks. No H2O retention?
Not sure: Time to take mom to the doctor. You may need more home care. ...Read more
Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.
About a month ago I had a cyst cut out from under my arm. I had noticed some breast swelling before the procedure. And now I have swelling in my breast, underarm, collar bone, and shoulder blade area in my back. All swelling is on my left side. There is
19 years old female injuried left shoulder blade 2 weeks ago, now I am having left arm/hand numbness tingeling and turning purple. Left breast swelling?
What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade,one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?
Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
I’ve noticed that there is swelling on the center of my back between my shoulder blades. It’s not large, but is noticeable. No other symptoms. Cause?
Need more info: Could be alot of things and would need to know more about you and if you are on any medications, etc. Bottom line if it persists would see your primary care doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have some swelling and pain between my shoulder blades for 4 days with a slight pain in the center of my chest when at rest ?
I have a lump between shoulder blades on spine,did not bother me at first but is painful,red and swelling now,what could it be....
Never smoked and dont seem to have any swelling in my legs.Tried inhaler and nebulizer with no improvement. Pain also between shoulder blades. ?
I have slight swelling in my right armpit, could working out the knots in my shoulder blades cause this? I just had mammo & ultrasound, both clear.
Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?
Have anexam: The lymph nodes in your arm pits may be fighting some sort of infection and your depleted condition and tension/fatigue could have affected your back. See a Dr to find the cause(s) and get some relief. While I'd be silly to declare that you don't have cancer latent somewhere - I don't see any reason to think you do. Ask the doctor who does your exam/lab work to evaluate that possibility. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 21 year old son is having muscle and joint pain in areas such as ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulder blades, back, legs, and some swelling in ankles.?
Inflammation!: To have pain in so many places means an inflammatory process must be excluded. He needs someone with rheumatology expertise to diagnose and treat the problem. If inflammation is present, he will need more than aleve-like nsaids. My bet: psoriatic arthritis with ankle involvement! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
D-dimer normal, but now I have shooting pain down left leg bruising around ankle and swelling. Bad chest pain stabbing pain in left shoulder blade.
Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. ...Read more
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest trauma: The scapula is the medical name for the shoulder blade. The scapula bone is extremely thin & may fracture after any significant chest wall trauma. If the patient has multiple broken ribs, a clavicle fracture and a scapula fracture, one must be wary that the underlying lung has taken a significant injury as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Depends on history -: Whether there is an injury to the shoulder blade area or not; in which it could be a fracture or a pulled/torn muscle. Rarely a tumor of the bone or muscle, blood vessel or nerves, or a ganglion cyst, can present a swelling ( a bump). See your doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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