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I have water retention on my left shoulder . Its not really painful but it snaps and pops and makes movement sort of troublesome . ?

I have water retention  on my left shoulder . Its not really painful  but it snaps  and pops and makes movement sort  of  troublesome . ?

Arthritis: It sounds like you have a problem . You could have arthritis of the shoulder or tendinitis or capsulitis. You should see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders to evaluate your problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Water Retention (Definition)

Water retention is a condition where a person, usually by some action of the kidneys or liver, stores more water than normal, in tissues throughout the body. This can lead to bloating, or a generalized ...Read more


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I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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I am having left shoulder pain under shoulder blade and a dry skin area. Need some help please?

Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head .Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?

Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to  lay or turn head .Can move. Neck, shoulder blade &  arm hurt. What should I do?

Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more

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Constant upper left shoulder blade / shoulder pain past 2 weeks, sore to touch. Been working out past 3 months, stopped this past week... Pain persists?

Constant upper left shoulder blade / shoulder pain past 2 weeks, sore to touch. Been working out past 3 months, stopped this past week... Pain persists?

Shoulder pain: Probable represent tendinitis. Start an ice and oral antinflammmatory program. This should be combined with a stretching orogram. ...Read more

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I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade.. Pain is worse when i breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when i eat or drink?

Need evaluation : This could be chest wall muscle pain, pain from inside the chest sometimes call pleurisy, pain from your heart, sometimes call pericarditis, or some other reason. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im on hydrochlorathiazide for water retention.Dr. Put me on this two yrs.Ago.Have new dr.Now n was wondering why im just left on this med.N dr.Doesnt evaluate?What do I say to him about why im just left on this med?

Im on hydrochlorathiazide for water retention.Dr. Put me on this two yrs.Ago.Have new dr.Now n was wondering why im just left on this med.N dr.Doesnt evaluate?What do I say to him about why im just left on this med?

Ask: Ask your new doctor if you still need to be on it. If it is really just for water retention and not for high blood pressure, then you could most likely be weaned off it without any problem. When people are treated with diuretics for swelling, it can be difficult to get off your medication without the swelling coming back. You might want to see an herbalist. Exercise can be very helpful too. ...Read more