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Nearly 3 years after removing tumor and some lymph glands i still have discomfort in my upper arm and shoulder, what to do?

Nearly 3 years after removing tumor and some  lymph glands  i still have discomfort  in my upper arm and shoulder, what to do?

Lymphedema: Details aren't provided, but sounds like breast cancer with an axillary (arm pit) lymph node dissection with lymphedema. Ask your physician for an evaluation and potential referal to a lymphedema specialist. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What can cause a benign tumor in thethin bone in upper arm?

What can cause a benign tumor in thethin bone in upper arm?

It happens: They just happen in many cases. Some run in families (genetic). Symptoms can be from growth of the tumor or irritation of nerves and other structures nearby. Sometimes they are found when the bone breaks for bone weakness from the tumor. In other cases they are found when a person is evaluated for another problem. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

It is a type of canc: This cancer can definitely spread, typically into other distant organs, not likely to go to the arms or legs but more to lungs, liver, brain or bones. Your oncologist can help clarify it for you while you are being treated. ...Read more

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Can tingling in arms and legs that comes and goes be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Can tingling in arms and legs that comes and goes be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Unlikely: I suppose that this is possible but this would not be a typical presentation of a brain tumor. Many other things are much more likely to cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

A number of possibi-: lities, including the suture used has become undone or the screw/anchor used has pulled out. In both cases you would benefit from another surgery, to put it right. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a shoulder impingment. My symptoms are dull upper arm discomfort, specific neck pain radiating into my ear. Is this normal?

Seems likely: Impingement can cause many symptoms but usually with pain somewhere. It is usually in the shoulder itself, but can radiate down the arm or to the neck. Dull discomfort may be your pain. The other thing that can cause such pain can be in the neck itself. If your doctors feels it is shoulder, i assume s/he checked your neck out too. ...Read more

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