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What could swelling in my neck and pain in my upper sholder area mean?

What could swelling in my neck and pain in my upper sholder area mean?

Get it checked: It may just be a sore muscle but it can also be a problem in a gland. It is always better to get things like this examined by your medical doctor oy your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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I have achy type pain in my left flank middle of my back area and it sometimes radiates around to my upper abdomen.

I have achy type pain in my left flank middle of my back area and it sometimes radiates around to my upper abdomen.

Thoughts...: It could be a variety of things... Gas, stomach ulcer, gastritis, kidney stones. Your doctor will probably do a urine test looking for blood (from a kidney stone), do a thorough back and abdominal exam. Make sure you get it checked out if it's persisting, especially if you're having fevers or bowel changes. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Having severe pain on the upper right part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

Having severe pain on the upper right  part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

More info needed.: More historical information is needed. Given that this may be a very serious issue, I would suggest going to your nearest ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a neck pain in upper right of my neck and in right pain in upper front of my neck also suffering ear pain and hard ache.can u help me?

I have a neck pain in upper right of my neck and in right pain in upper front of my neck also suffering ear pain and hard ache.can u help me?

Need an evaluation: This suggest that problems may be occurring in the nerves of the neck come in the discs of the neck, and the bone of the neck, and you will need imaging such as an MRI, x-ray as well as an evaluation by your physician or maybe a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pain in bck of neck and sharp pain on my left arm below elbow and in left leg? Wat could this be? Could it be my mattress springs?

Pain in bck of neck and sharp pain on my left arm below elbow and in left leg? Wat could this be? Could it be my mattress springs?

Pain is obscure: Could be the mattress springs. Unlikely neurologic in origin, more likely from musculoskeletal "improvisations ", irritating nerves outside the central nervous system. Check with a local osteopathic physician who specializes in neuromusculoskeletal pain. Try slow stretches- one leg gently over the other lying on your side - 3-5 minutes each side- arms out like an airplane. ...Read more

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I have dull achy pain in lower back and now experiencing pain in my abdomen by the bottom of my ribcage. What could it be?

I have dull achy pain in lower back and now experiencing pain in my abdomen by the bottom of my ribcage. What could it be?

Check with your doc: This could be caused by many things such as liver, stomach, lung, ribs, muscles and other things. There is no way to know without examination. Check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more

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What might be causing pain in my shoulder/neck area that radiates down the side and back of my arm. I get a strong aching pain when i move my arm.

Many Disorders : You need examination of your neck, shoulder, & arm. Since pain is aroused by shoulder movement, this suggests neural pinching in the shoulder. Thoracic outlet syndrome is a consideration. So is a disc protrusion in neck spine. An osteopath or physiatrist can examine, order tests, & define. Mri probably needed. Ultrasound can help decide. Physical therapy if spinal disc problem not found. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have sharp pain and tightness in the upper right side of my chest above the breast near my armpit under collar bone?

What could be causing me to have sharp pain and tightness in the upper right side of my chest above the breast near my armpit under collar bone?

Strain: If you recently did more or different physical activity than usual or injured yourself you could have injured a rib muscle, shoulder tendon or joint in your collar bone (AC joint) ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant  with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my left shoulder and arm that started as pain in my neck and shoulder blade?

What could be causing the pain in my left shoulder and arm that started as pain in my neck and shoulder blade?

Most likely: A musculoskeletal disorder at your age. But it could mean referred pain from your heart. Time to go to doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What can cause pain that swicthes from my left and right upper chest area?

What can cause pain that swicthes from my left and right upper chest area?

See your doctor: You will need a more thorough history to be taken, an examination and some tests to figure out why you are feeling that way. It could be anything from dehydration, to heartburn to flu to something more serious... ...Read more

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I have pain in my wrists and aches in bones. My hips and lower back hurs, shooting numb pain. What could this be? Thank you!

Non specific symptom: Because it sound like diffuse pain --doctor has to evaluate for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, neuropathy, and a lot of others like lupus group need history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What could be the terrible pain in my upper back by left shoulder blade?

Many causes: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain. See an orthopedist for proper evaluation. ...Read more