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My c x ray shows the nodule shadow image on upper left side near lung?

My c x ray shows the nodule shadow image on upper left side near lung?

Mgt: The image may be uploaded to an inbox consult for guidance. Depending on your history and the appearance of the nodule, you may need a chest CT and further studies. ...Read more

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Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?

Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?

Yes&No: Some of the clavicle can be seen. The shoulder, not too much. CXR does see both, but is a 2Dimensional image and therefore don't see other views of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer?  I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear.  Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Yes: A chest ct is a very good test for finding lung cancer because it looks inside the lungs. The shoulder/clavicle pain could be coming from the spine in your neck. If you still have pain, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

CT scan: Mediastinum is best seen with a contrast enhanced ct scan. Mri is improving and could be used instead but i prefer ct scan. Right mediastinal widening could be due to a congenital anomaly such as right sided aortic arch. Have you reviewed this finding with your doctor? ...Read more

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Inner left side of right knee pain.3 weeks.Saw dr.Yesterday.Would standing ap and lateral xray show this region? Xray normal.Ideas reg.Pain?Concerned

Inner left side of right knee pain.3 weeks.Saw dr.Yesterday.Would standing ap and lateral xray show this region? Xray normal.Ideas reg.Pain?Concerned

MRI: X-rays only show bone. An MRI would show a ligament or meniscus injury. If you continue to have pain that does not respond to rest or anti-inflammatory medication, get a follow up evaluation by your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Mother has White line on shoulder bone x ray. In the middle of the bone. Shoulder pain for months?

Mother has White line on shoulder bone x ray. In the middle of the bone. Shoulder  pain for months?

There is not: enough information to hazard a guess. The description of the xray in non radiologic terms doesn't help much. What did it say in the xray report? ...Read more

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What is a "sharp costophrenic angles" on chest xray?

What is a  "sharp costophrenic angles" on chest xray?

Castophrenic angles: Castophrenic angle is the angle between the lung and the diaphragm. It is a normal anatomical finding. Fluid collection in pleural cavity may obliterate the angle. ...Read more

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Tightness in upper chest left side towards armpit. Ekg normal, xray shows bursitis, MRI shows cyst inside bone, ortho. Says no problem. What now?

Tightness in upper chest left side towards armpit.
Ekg normal, xray shows bursitis, MRI shows cyst inside bone, ortho. Says no problem.  What now?

Need More Exam: Although your ekg was normal you may still have heart problems.You should consult a cardiologist. I doubt this is your problem though. A better physical exam and history may lead to other causes such as myofascial pain or trigger points. Trigger points are extremely common and my be the cause. ...Read more

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Can a chest xray show the lt upper quadrant of abdomen?

Can a chest xray show the lt upper quadrant of abdomen?

Sometimes: A portion of abdomen is included usually on chest exam. However imaging information seen varies according to how much of abdomen included. ...Read more

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19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine ?

19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine  ?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side  xray showed  calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of one or more of the joints that connect the ribs to the breast bone. The pain tends to radiate along the nerve(s) that travel with the rib(s). It can be tender to the touch and painful with movement of the arm or compression & expansion of the chest wall. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories, ice and relative rest. It's NOT caused by Hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better) Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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2.5cmaxillary node toothache like pain in humerus keeping up at night. Xray normal MRI of shoulder only show edema and thick chiro saysxray abnormal ?

2.5cmaxillary node toothache like pain in humerus keeping up at night. Xray normal MRI of shoulder only show edema and thick chiro saysxray abnormal ?

Yes: There are conditions that do not show on x-ray but show on mri. Are you seeing a chiropractor for this? I do not recommend this go see a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Fell 2 mnths ago, got bad pain in left upper shoulder blade beneath collarbone, kneck, pulsing pain in top of head. had a normal x ray. No MRI done.

Poss neck disk : When you get pain in the back of your shoulder blade and it radiates up your neck , think of a herniated disk in your neck. xrays are often normal look for pain radiating down arm into hand, pain aggravated when extending you neck and turning to either side. If you still have symptoms after 3-4 weeks and some therapy , might need a MRI of your neck good luck ...Read more

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X-ray of right shoulder hurt a lot. Why so ruff?

X-ray of right shoulder hurt a lot. Why so ruff?

Painful X-ray: Most x-ray technicians are very careful when positioning patients for imaging. Sometimes the problem they are taking the x-rays for may cause positional discomfort. Thus, the procedure of getting the films may temporarily worsen the pain. Sorry about that. ...Read more

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X-ray of right shoulder joint; how many pictures do they usually do?

X-ray of right shoulder joint; how many pictures do they usually do?

Varies: The number varies but it is usually between2 and 4 different views. The number of x-rays and the specific views depends upon the reason for the study. ...Read more

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My right shoulder x-ray reported "degenerative changes", what does it mean? Thanks!

My right shoulder x-ray reported "degenerative changes", what does it mean? Thanks!

Wear and tear: "Degenerative changes" means that the shoulder joint shows evidence of what you might call "wear and tear." Could be due to arthritis (osteoarthritis), overuse, prior injury, etc. It also means there is no quick fix for the shoulder pain. Physical therapy, exercises as tolerated, and possibly anti-inflammatory medications could be helpful. ...Read more

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I fell a week ago and i hurt my shoulders. My right shoulder has been hurting and medicine is not helping. X-ray shows not broken. ?

Soft tissue injury: You could have soft tissue injury, that is the tissues around the bone and not the bone itself. If your symptoms persist you may need a more advanced study such as mri. ...Read more

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Started working out with barbell shoulder exercises. Now I have right shoulder & collarbone discomfort. X-ray was normal. Is MRI warranted?

Started working out with barbell shoulder exercises. Now I have right shoulder & collarbone discomfort.  X-ray was normal. Is MRI warranted?

MRI will not : Solve your discomfort on your shoulder and collarbone. You may just have strained or pulled a muscle when you started exercising. Physical therapy , warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications may help. Take it easy with your exercise. See your doctor if symptoms are getting worst ...Read more

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An X-ray showed a shadow over my liver and the bloods were high - I have lots of pain in that area going up to my right shoulder. What could it be?

An X-ray showed a shadow over my liver and the bloods were high  - I have lots of pain in that area going up to my right shoulder. What could it be?

The diaphragm: Liver or biliary tract problems can cause pressure, inflammation, and/or irritation of the diaphragm. This will cause pain in the shoulder. This should be followup up with more sophisticated imaging than a plain xray, like an MRI or ct scan. ...Read more

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Left and right shoulder pain for past 4 years M.R.I and X-RAY negative  many different medications prescribed newest being Cymbalta (duloxetine) but nothing helps.

Left and right shoulder pain for past 4 years M.R.I and X-RAY negative  many different medications prescribed newest being Cymbalta (duloxetine) but nothing helps.

Osteopathy: I would highly recommend finding an osteopathic doctor (a D.O.) who does Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) who specializes in diagnosing the musculoskeletal system and treating it with their hands and manipulations. It's highly effective, I practice it myself and have had a very successful practice doing so. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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When i sit i feel a sore throbbing pain between my right shoulder blade and spine. Should i get an x-ray?

When i sit i feel a sore throbbing pain between my right shoulder blade and spine. Should i get an x-ray?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain here is likely a pinched nerve from arthritic pressure and/or a herniated disc, or tendinitis (levator syndrome). Aggravated by poor posture at a computer. An exam by your doc can help determine if there is significant injury deserving of further studies or treatment. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps. Try salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my right shoulder blade (been about a yr). X rays negative. Not sure if my insurance covers mri. What to do??

I have been having pain in my right shoulder blade (been about a yr). X rays negative. Not sure if my insurance covers mri. What to do??

Be seen: I would be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. A detailed exam will tell the likely causes. And if an MRI is indicated he can assist in getting it approved for you. ...Read more

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Had MRI and xray arthogram done on right shoulder. Results noted: Incidentally noted high attachment of the anterior inferior glenohumeral ligament.

Had MRI and xray arthogram done on right shoulder. Results noted: Incidentally noted high attachment of the anterior inferior glenohumeral ligament.

Should be OK: "Incidental" implies that it was stumbled upon, but not likely to be a problem. This description is not a common finding on MRIs, and I'm honestly not sure of the clinical significance. This ligament provides stability to the shoulder joint and keeps the humeral head/ball from slipping forward out of the socket/glenoid. The ordering physician, if an orthopedic specialist, should help you interpret ...Read more

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Dull ache /throb below right shoulder blade. Feels deeper than muscle. Not constant, but frequent. Duration: 6 mo Xray @ 2 mo didn't show anything.

Dull ache /throb below right shoulder blade. Feels deeper than muscle. Not constant, but frequent. Duration: 6 mo Xray @ 2 mo didn't show anything.

Referred neck pain: If the lateral x-ray of the scapula is ok, unusual tension and poor posture aggravate a mild neck arthritis. Try exercise at EHR around 125 if ur doc OKs it. The dopamine and endorphins will help relieve the tension. Rarely, if it is related to respiration it could be a sticky lung lining., More rarely a rib facet may need manipulation. ...Read more

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Have a chronic deep ache in upper right shoulder everyday for over 2 years now. I have had chest xray it was ok. What is this likely from. Rest helps

Have a chronic deep ache in upper right shoulder everyday for over 2 years now.  I have had chest xray it was ok. What is this likely from. Rest helps

Musculoskeletal: 40's female notes 2 yrs of deep ache upper r shoulder ; neg chest x-ray. Tendonitis or chronic ligament strain most likely. Atrophic superior trapeizius and chronic shoulder tilt can potentiate development of thoracic outlet syndrome. An osteopath might be best type of doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a deep ache in right shoulder on back for over 2 years? Sometimes radiates thru right breast? Chest xray ok

What could be the cause of a deep ache in right shoulder on back for over 2 years? Sometimes radiates thru right breast?  Chest xray ok

Rotator cuff injury: This is difficult to give only one answer. Shoulder injury such a rotator cuff injury can give pain. That radiates. Chest wall muscles also can affect that area. A good examination by orthopedist abs MRI might give you the information you need. ...Read more

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If i had cancer would I have more symptoms by now? I have deep ache in right shoulder up back. Chronic 2 yrs now. Releaved by bed rest. Chest xray ok

If i had cancer would I have more symptoms by now? I have deep ache in right shoulder up back. Chronic 2 yrs now. Releaved by bed rest.  Chest xray ok

Pain in shoulder: Pain in shoulder for two years needs to be checked by your doctor or orthopedic surgeon. Needs examination and x-rays or cat scan/mri imaging to make a diagnosis and treat appropriately . You are right if you have cancer you will have more symptoms over two years time. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better) Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

You're probably righ: Yes most tumors will be big and would have spread in your body over a period of 2 years. Unless your pain was progressively getting worse, cancer is not a likely cause of your pain. ...Read more