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Swelling Shoulder Neck Back
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 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?
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 more
My mother has swelling on her left shoulder almost near the neck and it is going towards her back. She has no pain. What can this be?
Needs evaluation: This needs to be properly evaluated. Your description fits a simple lump of fat called a lipoma, or cancer spread from somewhere else in the body to a lymph node. You should encourage and support her to seek proper help. If it is nothing, it can end up being ignored. Or, getting prompt treatment might be life-saving. ...Read more
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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
Let me try to help:
Are those symptoms are recent or been there for long time? If they recent they could indicate start of systemic disease.
I would recommend visit to primary care and have do exam and lab work to see what is going on.
Are healthy otherwise? If you are this what I would recommend. Good luck. ...Read more
Sudden onset of pain in breasts, shoulder, neck, arms, upper back. Sensitive to touch. Swollen glands. Swelling pain. Stiffness. What is this?
Immune response: Please see your health provider to assess for the etiology for your excessive immune response. ...Read more
What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?
Pain moved in order of : throat, right ear, lower right back of head, top right of head. No cold sore. Numb finger tips, swelling right shoulder muscle. Hsv?
See doc: See your doctor for treatment and evaluation this way it will be managed correctly. ...Read more
My boyfriend has major swelling down the left side of his neck and into his shoulder what could be the issue?
Urgent Medical : Nothing good. He needs to be seen in person by a physician today. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?
Could be: Lymph nodes are all over the body. You cannot feel most of them but the head and neck area have many which can be felt and that shallow pocket above your collarbone is one area where they are appreciated. There are, however, other causes for swelling and depending upon your symptoms, if this doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more
I am suddenly having neck spasms and my shoulder muscles are as hard as rocks, what is the best recommendation to relieve the pain and swelling?
I have had some swelling at base of neck, going into shoulder (trapezius). I recently felt a small lymph node in that area — what are potential causes?
Terrible pain and sometimes swelling of right neck, base of skull to shoulder. What could cause this?
I had surgery on my left shoulder they put a nerve block in my neck now I have swelling all the time in the area where the block was inserted what is causing the swelling?
Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?
Started as pain on top of shoulder now swelling and pain radiating to side of neck. Have implanted aicd also have copd. Related?
Neck/shoulder pain: Doubt this is related to the Implant of the COPD as they are in different areas and most likely not related anatomically and physiologically. Have the swollen muscle examined and treated by the Dr. to get some relief. In the mean time, you can try warm compresses and an NSAID if ok with your Dr. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a wisdom tooth that has broken and it is causing pain in my shoulder and neck... Is it infection or swelling? How severe is this?
Forget about infection and swelling!
You must make a Dentist's appointment as soon as possible. When you contact the dentist tell him or her what the problem is and you will almost certainly be seen on that day or the next.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Woke up with crick (stiffness & sore) neck & shoulder. Have no illness, temp, or swelling. What can I do to make it better & prevent in future?
I went to the chiropractor yesterday and my massage therapist was a little heavier handed then I usually have. Now my neck and shoulder have swelling.
Bad idea: The deep, dangerous thrusting undertaken by chiropractors can be dangerous. And they usually have no consent form as to the danger. Never let a chiropractor do anything to your neck. Those bones are not designed to handle such abuse. Thoracic and Lumbar vertebrae can withstand such thrusting. You might entertain the thought that seeing a chiropractor is in fact a waste of money. ...Read more
Swelling at bottom side of neck. Feels puffy not hard. Shoulder pain for a while. GP thought lymph node and on anti-bio but size same after a week.?
If it is an: Enlarged lymph node, it should resolve after 1 to 2 weeks. It could be something else, such as lipoma or cystic hygroma, both benign conditions. Show it to a surgeon if mass persists. ...Read more
Swelling in triangle area above clavicle. Goes over mid clavicle to base of neck. Aching in shoulder arm and neck.
This can't be : Diagnosed with the available information. Recommend a physical examination, history and possibly lab or other testing. ...Read more
I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch.?
Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more
I have a burning pain in my neck/shoulder area that travels through my arm and swelling around my neck/shoulder. What may this be? Should I see a doc?
Consider: Cervical root problem, brachial plexus issue like thoracic outlet, local shoulder joint problem or even referred sxs from further down arm. Get examined by your doctor. ...Read more
I've been itchy all day (first neck then shoulder now ankle) the places that itch are swelling with no rash. I now also have a slight fever What is it?
Angioedema: This appears to be an allergic reaction to something internal or external. It could be part of a viral infection. Take an antihistamine like benadryl(can make you drowsy) or Claritin (loratadine) for relief. Try to think of anything you ate that could have brought on this reaction. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
My 9 yr old son has severe asthma... I noticed in the past 2months he had some unusal swelling in his face hands and hump between his neck and shoulder?
? On oral steroids ?: The features you describe sound like the effect of the membrane stabilizer medications often used with severe asthma. The "moon face" and hump can reflect changes in fat deposition under the skin when this med is used at higher doses for an extended period. Please discuss your observations with the dr. ...Read more
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