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The Average Shoulder Width For Females
Could a shoulder sprain cause creatinine levels to rise from.66 (yearly average) to 1.13 in an otherwise healthy female? No elevated BUN. Curious what else could cause creative increase.
I am 17 and done with puberty, if I take testosterone, can I still increase the width of my shoulder bones?
No: Once you're done growing, that's all she wrote for bone growth. However, muscle growth can continue with proper workouts and resistance training. ...Read more
I am 16 and have narrow shoulders. Will a testosterone booster increase my shoulder width or seal my growth plates for good? What effect does estrogen
Please don't: Mess up with hormones, kindly ask your doctor to refer you to an endocrinologist to assess your condition, answer your questions and give you the right advice, goodluck ...Read more
I am 34 yr old female, been having stabbing sudden pain between shoulder blades for a couple weeks now, and the last few days what's feels like indige?
Need medical check: If feeling sick, pl. Go to your GP or hospital for a quick check and urgent treatment as indicated. The exam will help determine if your joint a part of your sickness and needs specific blood test or XRay with treatment. Hope you feel better ...Read more
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Hard to say: More details please! How long does the pain last? Is is sharp or dull? Does it happen with movement or at rest? Any other symptoms? Atypical chest pain can be serious or minor depending on all these things, plus your medical history. If the pain is only with movement, it is likely due to a problem with your muscles. If not, lots of causes. See a doc. If shortness of breath, nausea, pain to ER. ...Read more
Hey my 50 year old female friend woke up with random shoulder blade pain. Right between the scapula.
More info needed: This symptom could be due to different causes that range from a musculoskeletal cause to a potentially more serious cause. It depends on the presence of other risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, diabetes, family history, etc. If in doubt, she should see a local physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have heaviness when I breath plus my right shoulder hurts. I am a 46 year old female. Is this serious?
Doctor can evaluate: A 40 year-old woman with shoulder pain and chest heaviness can be evaluated to see if there is a heart or lung problem (or some other problem). A call to her primary care doctor can help. The doctor may refer to the ER or to other specialists if needed. If a primary care doctor is not immediately available, one can be seen at the ER to make sure the problem is not a heart attack. ...Read more
I'm a 29yr old female with sharp right sided chest pain more on breathing which came on quite suddenly yesterday, it is now going up into my shoulder.
Concerning Symptom: Chest pain worse with breathing can be an important symptom. The worst thing it could be is pulmonary embolus, which is caused by a blood clot in your lungs. You are at risk for this if you are a smoker, are on birth control, have a family history of blood clots, or have made a long trip or been stationary for a long time recently. Numerous minor conditions cause the symptoms you mention as well. ...Read more
I am 31 female, I have what feels like something pushing my right rib out, I can't even sit straight for almost a month now the pain is in my shoulder?
Right Rib Pain: Hello and welcome to HealthTap. Do you have any nausea, vomiting, yellow discolouration of the eyes? Did you ever got blood work to check your liver status? Did you ever had gall bidder issues? Sorry To ask too many questions. I wanted to get more information since I am thinking about gall bladder ethology or related to liver. Kind regards. ...Read more
Cardiac: B cn soon, cardiac origin is possible & the 1st thing 2 r/o. ...Read more
I am 32 years old female. I have pain in my head in back area. I have little pain my neck. Shoulder & back feel fever for 3 days?
See your DR: Or go to the er asap and get checked for infection in your brain or lining of brain to be safe. Take care! ...Read more
Had a solumedrolshotfor hive on sun. Now in pain from shoulder to elbow I am 61 yr old female, is this normal and what can I take to relieve the pain?
Infusion related?: The pain may be due to an infusion reaction. This may occur due to the drug itself or the rate of the infusion, etc. If this is the case it will probably resolve by itself. In the meanwhile tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may be helpful. If it persists please see your physician. ...Read more
I am a 36 year old female experiencing constant pain starting under the lower part of my right shoulder blade. Sometimes I feel piercing pain through?
Cholecystitis: The gall bladder problem presents this way when blocked or inflamed. Be aware of a yellow tinge to the "whites" of you eyes and the hurry to a surgeon. If you must wait, avoid fatty foods like the plague. There are, less often, more serious problems. For both, see a surgeon or GI specialist. ...Read more
Female, 22 pain in left chest4-5th rib, sometimes in upper left shoulder aswell. Mostly at night, pain comes and goes, not everyday. Heartrate above 98 alwa?
CP in 22 year old: It is not likely that a 22 year old has coronary artery disease. It is likely that a young female has mitral valve prolapse, experiencing heart palpitations and chest discomfort. See a cardiologist for 2-D echocardiogram and work-up. I am giving you this advice as a CV surgeon. ...Read more
What is this lump on my shoulder it is brown, hard and has been there for about 5 months. It got kind of smaller but has not gone away and it has never hurt the entire time it's been there. I'm a 19 year old female
Dermatology exam: Would suggest you have a dermatologist exam this area. ...Read more
Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more
72 yrs old female has pain in lower back side of head, neck and upper shoulder areas. What could be causing this?
Am 23 yr female since yesterday am experiencing headache pain in my shoulder back of my neck and ankle what could cause that?
It's most likely: Some sort of muscular tissue strain. The ankle is likely a seperate issue but watch for fever. Have you been sleeping at night or grinding, clinching teeth when u do? If so that's gonna add to it, easy to treat medically. Go in if no improvement, any new sports recently? Any inflammation? We can try a private if new onset, linked to mood sx's or insomnia but sounds self limiting. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm a 35 yo female. I have been having some intermittent left arm and shoulder pain today. It's a radiating, nervy pain. Any ideas?
See details: No one can answer your question based on the scanty information with less than a single day of discomfort. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more
I have had a located ache in my back next to my right shoulder blade, like a slight pressure. No medical problems in my history, female, 52.
Scapular bursitis: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Ribcage/chest pain can be from rib joints. Sometimes, trigger point steroid injection of the shoulder balde bursitis can be helpful along with physical therapy, and medications such as muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
26 y/o female with constant pain/tightness between shoulder blades & neck. Heat/ice/massage helps only temporarily. What could be the cause?
Posture: While, there are other causes, posture with head forward position is a common cause in young women, especially if, she has large breasts, and rounds shoulders to hide it. See your PMR or ortho doc to evaluate posture, image your neck, and help you get exercises or other treatments to help resolve the problem ...Read more
Hi. 54 year old female. Full pain in left shoulder blade. Swollen nodes under left and right armpits. What could cause this? Thank you
Many things: Whatever it is, you need to see your doctor. If these are in fact lymph nodes, then you may need to see a surgeon. Possibilities include infection, inflammatory or malignancy. Call your doctor and have him/her feel these areas. ...Read more
23 y/o female with a recent appearance of prominent blue veins extending from palms to shoulder. Noticeably more prominent than normal appearance.
Vein blockage: This would be typical of a local blockage of veins. It shouldbe checked by a physician or surgeon ...Read more
I am a age 19 female. I'm having deep pain on the inside of my arm between by elbow and shoulder. I don't do any physical labor nor do I exercise.
Deep pain in arm: Could be from cervical spine though you are young. Or tendonitis Could be cyst would follow up this week witt doc and get xray rule out lesion and exam to evaluate range of motion and precise location ...Read more
I'm a 48yr. Old smoking female, experiencing tightness and heavy feeling right under both shoulder blades in my back. Made an appnt, but is it cancer?
Don't wait: This could be an emergency. See someone right away er if needed. ...Read more
I'm a 19 year old female, I was just in bed and my arm got numb and shoulder/back got tingly. What can it be?
I am 49 years old and female. I have been severe headaches for the past 4 days. I had chest discomfort earlier and now pain left shoulder?
Time to see ur: Doc. If the chest pain radiates to your left shoulder, this is suspicious for cardiac pain, like from Angina or a Heart Attack. Other symptoms can include shortness of breath, profuse sweating, nausea, palpitations, dizziness, and a sense of impending doom. Remember, in women, these symptoms aren't always present. Go to the ER if your sick, or call your doc. ...Read more
Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.
Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha ...Read more
Shoulder hurts at the socket area. Feels heavy/pain radiates outward. Sometimes down my arm. I'm 25 healthy female. Carry heavy things sometimes.
Hard to say w/o exam: It's hard to say what is going on without doing an exam, so you should see your doctor in the clinic. I doubt that this is an emergency, as you are able to move your arms and there is no swelling in your hands, numbness, or loss of sensation. You could have arthritis, or a musculoskeletal injury (rotator cuff muscle / tendon strain) from heavy lifting. Brachial plexus nerve injury is less likely. ...Read more
Female, early 20s, pain in lower back of skull on the right side, radiating down to the shoulder blade, causing constant headache for 3 days now.
I have a constant twitch on my right side of my upper back/shoulder and upper arm? Why is this happening and how to stop it? I'm a 25 year old female.
Hello, I'm 32 years old female I've been having chest and shoulder pain on my left side of my chest that travels to my left arm and to my face. What is?
I have been getting this weird pulse above my belly button and I am getting a bit worried. I am a 22 year old female. 165 pounds. I also have horrible back pains mostly on the left side of my shoulder going down my back.
See a doc!: "Horrible pain" that lasts for more than a day or so, needs to be checked (and sometimes sooner than that!) Feeling a pulse in your abdomen, can be normal, but it can also be a sign of an aortic aneurysm (unlikely at your age, but not impossible). Because of the pain and the pulsing sensation, you should get seen pretty quickly (this week), but immediately if your pain returns. ...Read more
On average how long does it take right side rotator cuff injury & right side shoulder strain to get better? On diclofenac 75 mg.
Few months to foreve: Shoulder is very complicated joint and an injury to the rotators cuff muscle and ligament could be complicated and the seriousness of the injuries varied pending the classification and extent of the damages so the recovery will varied from a few months to a simple injuries to never for a complete damage that will required surgery assuming the appropriate physical therapy was done as well ...Read more