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Is it possible to have a breast tumor causing upper back pain deep in right shoulder for over 2 years? Mamagram ok. Ultrasound right breast ok? Spine

Is it possible to have a breast tumor causing upper back pain deep in right shoulder for over 2 years? Mamagram ok. Ultrasound right breast ok? Spine

Other causes too: It is difficult to provide an answer only with the information provided. If you have chronic back pain, my advise is to make an appointment with a physician. Certain tumors can metastatize to the spine. If you have no history of cancer, there are more common explanations for your pain. A history of tumor would require additional investigations (mri, others, depending on the clinical circumstance). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I had an ultrasound done at 18 w 2d in which the spine was fully seen with no concerns, would a sacrococcygeal open nueral tube defect show on that?

I had an ultrasound done at 18 w 2d in which the spine was fully seen with no concerns, would a sacrococcygeal open nueral tube defect show on that?

Probably: Ask your OB-GYN for his/her opinion (after seeing the Ultrasound directly the question is best directed to him/her!!!!!!) (Why do you MENTION "sacrococcygeal open neural defect" That SOUNDS LIKE AN OFFICIAL READING!) Dr Z ...Read more

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Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Unclear: Your chills up the spine are likely not related to your chronic epididymitis. Random, recurring 'chills up the spine' an unusual symptom, possibly suggestive of some overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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I have a possible deep lipoma on lower back near spine. It is palpable, but it did not show up on an ultrasound. Is it safe to say it isn't cancerous?

I have a possible deep lipoma on lower back near spine. It is palpable, but it did not show up on an ultrasound. Is it safe to say it isn't cancerous?

No: An ultrasound can not differentiate the fat that makes up a lipoma from the surrounding fatty tissues under the skin and will not definitively be able to differentiate a cancer from a non-cancer. If the lump is hurting then have it removed and it should be sent for pathological analysis. That will tell you if it is a cancer (Malignancy) or not. A true lipoma is not typically dangerous. ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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Cone shaped bruise close to spine in lower right back. Firm feeling in right lower abd and pain into groin on & off. Xray & Ultrasound show 0. Causes?

Cone shaped bruise close to spine in lower right back. Firm feeling in right lower abd and pain into groin on & off. Xray & Ultrasound show 0. Causes?

RLQ pain: You need a good diagnostician to get a good history and do a good physical exam on you first of all! If there is a University hospital near you that is where I would go. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

No: The shoulder blade, chest wall and lung are in the way and the breast is unlikely to be seen at all. ...Read more

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My doctor tells me that I need an MRI on my back because of my constant back pain. He checked my nerves and said they they were OK. An ultrasound was also done. He found a slight curve in my spine. Are there any side effects of an MRI and what else other

My doctor tells me that I need an MRI on my back because of my constant back  pain. He checked my nerves and said they they were OK. An ultrasound was also done. He found a slight curve in my spine. Are there any side effects of an MRI and what else other

No side wffects: The MRI is a safe test that uses a magnet instead of X-rays. Because of this there is no radiation exposure. It is one of the best tests for deteriorated or herniated disk problems. Tests to get an answer are not always necessary. The MRI is usually done only if surgery is being considered , if your symptoms don't fit a specific pattern, or if the treatment isn't working. ...Read more