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Doctor insights on: Zero Negative Arthritis And Shoulder Ribs And Hips Are In Pain

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Having bone pain on left side, hip, shoulder and ribs. Alkaline pos level is250. Is it a pinched nerve?

Having bone pain on left side, hip, shoulder and ribs. Alkaline pos level is250. Is it a pinched nerve?

Not likely: Probably need plain xrays, a bone scan, determine if alk phos is originating from bone and rule out paget's disease among other items. ...Read more

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Left side shoulder bone hurts, ribs to. Alkaline phos level is250. Hip bone hurts to?

Left side shoulder bone hurts, ribs to. Alkaline phos level is250. Hip bone hurts to?

Ask you doctor: This is a specific problem. Alkaline phosphatase may be elevated in diseases of the bone such as paget's disease or in tumors of the bone. A further diagnostic workup may be indicated and you should see you doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old smoker with shoulder pains and sharp and achy pains in my ribs and pain in both hips and arm bones?

I'm a 20 year old smoker with shoulder pains and sharp and achy pains in my ribs and pain in both hips and arm bones?

And your question?: Your symptoms could be due to many many things. Please consult your doctor to straighten these out. More importantly, please consider smoke cessation. You are young, you've got a lot to gain by quitting now. That's another item to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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12 year old male started with pain in left shoulder area and pain on left side between hip and ribs only while laughing or taking a deep breath.?

12 year old male started with pain in left shoulder area and pain on left side between hip and ribs only while laughing or taking a deep breath.?

Musculoskeletal pain: If he has other symptoms (fever, nausea, shortness of breath, etc) see his doctor or HealthTap consult ASAP. Pain with breathing only is usually due to muscle strain, hairline rib fracture, cartilage inflammation, or lung atelectasis (all minor). For more specific information, consider a HT private consult for your son. ...Read more

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I'm 36, my hip joints and shoulder joints keep popping out of place everyday, sometimes my ribs do and it hurts to breathe. Why is this happening?

I'm 36, my hip joints and shoulder joints keep popping out of place everyday, sometimes my ribs do and it hurts to breathe. Why is this happening?

It would be: Good to rule out ehlers danlos variant that causes joint hyper mobility/ hyper flexibility with frequent dislocations. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the lower ribs on both sides? It's more in the front...It feels like the bone. My hips, back, knees left shoulder/elbow hurt2

What could cause pain in the lower ribs on both sides? It's more in the front...It feels like the bone. My hips, back, knees left shoulder/elbow hurt2

Bone pain: Your pain is quite widespread, you should see your doctor for some blood work. Depending on the duration of your symptoms and if they are recurring, you need to see a rheumatologist. No easy diagnosis from what you described so far. ...Read more

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I have intense bone pain in hips, ribs, collar bone, shoulder blades, never below the waist. Also, extreme mental and physical fatigue. What to do?

See a doctor: The answer probably does not lie in talking about it on the internet
i would recommend that you be evaluated by a physician
there are many things that could cause these symptoms but it won't be figured out without some face to face interaction
best wishes in feeling better. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain shoulder pain in both arms, legs acheing wakeing me up burning sentaion in between shoulders, and ribs, shuting pain in hip?

What causes neck pain shoulder pain in both arms, legs acheing wakeing me up burning sentaion in between shoulders, and ribs, shuting pain in hip?

Could be anything: Possibly: c-spine issues, vitamin b6, vit B12 issues, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety, stress, etc.

You definitely need to see your local physician. I would try your primary care doc, a local sports med doc, rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more

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7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

7 yr s of unexpland body pain rashes misscarraiges fatigue lung nodules. Now for 6 mos strait hip shoulder + chest pain. And a + ANA lab. Lupus?

Maybe: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis. ANA is only a screening test that tells us more tests are needed. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Numb patch on hip after a fall took a fall off a horse 3 weeks ago, my husband broke his clavicle, scapula, and a rib, and I have a numb patch of muscle/skin on my hip about as big as my hand but sometimes when I roll over it feels like it is burning?

Numb patch on hip after a fall took a fall off a horse 3 weeks ago, my husband broke his clavicle, scapula, and a rib, and I have a numb patch of muscle/skin on my hip about as big as my hand but sometimes when I roll over it feels like it is burning?

Numbness: Numbness after an injury can be caused by "neuropraxia", which is from irritation to the nerve from the trauma, or by a nerve injury. Neuropraxia will typically resolve on its own. If a patient had persistent symptoms, pain, or other complaints, then they should seek out a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Symptoms: raspy cough includes chest pain, right side pain (above hip), tummy pain, right side back pain (below shoulder blade) nausea, heartburn?

Symptoms: raspy cough includes chest pain, right side pain (above hip), tummy pain, right side back pain (below shoulder blade) nausea, heartburn?

Need to see doctor: Your symptoms are too many in chest and abdomen and you need to be checked to find out what is causing all your symptoms
so check with your family doctor asap. ...Read more

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Been with neck/shoulder pain 2 days. Within last 4 hours, pain spread to severe mid-abdomin pain -lower chest to pelvis. Should this become concerning?

Been with neck/shoulder pain 2 days. Within last 4 hours, pain spread to severe mid-abdomin pain -lower chest to pelvis. Should this become concerning?

Be seen: If among your symptoms, you are having severe abdominal pain, I would certainly be seen. There are a multitude of potential causes, much of which are quite benign; but there could also be something that is more urgent. An exam and appropriate tests will likely determine the cause. ...Read more

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Pain under right ribs /shoulder x 6 months, pain increases with food esp fat, 3 ultrasounds neg for gall bladder, no ulcers, blood normal, thoughts?

Pain under right ribs /shoulder x 6 months, pain increases with food esp fat, 3 ultrasounds neg for gall bladder, no ulcers, blood normal, thoughts?

Check HIDA.: Have blood tests for liver function and pancreatic enzymes if normal consider endoscopy. IF Above work up is normal then check for Gall blader function test (HIDA) scan. If all the above normal it can be visceral hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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Neg CT and lumbar puncture but still painful headache bodyaches neck pain and cold sweats and pain in shoulder blades and ribs?

Neg CT and lumbar puncture but still painful headache bodyaches neck pain and cold sweats and pain in shoulder blades and ribs?

Arachnoid cyst: The symptoms that you describe are not associated with an arachnoid cyst. The body aches and cold sweats are indicative of a body system problem. Further tests including blood work and imaging can provide answers. Please see your primary care physician to address these symptoms. ...Read more

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Went to dr with hand, shoulder, hip joint pain. Ana reflex screen Ana positive 1.0 and rnp antibody positive 4.3. All others neg. Very scared!

Went to dr with hand, shoulder, hip joint pain. Ana reflex screen Ana positive 1.0 and rnp antibody positive 4.3. All others neg. Very scared!

Lab numbers: These numbers don't show changes at joints and with most auto immune disorders, you may have periods of pain and increased lab numbers, usually related to stress in your life, and once treated medically or with stress reduction, pain/lab should improve. May want xray of one of involved joints just inflamed which can return to baseline. ...Read more

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Bone pain (hip, groin, knee, and now heel, both wrists, right shoulder). Elevated pth, calcium in 24 hour urine, negative scan, normal calcium blood?

Rheumatologist: I recommend you see a rheumatologist for evaluation of tour joint complaints. A rheumatologist will review your history and perform a physical exam. Most likely, further testing would be done to help come up with a diagnosis. Once an accurate diagnosis is established, appropriate treatment would be initiated. ...Read more

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I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays, knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart?

I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays, knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart?

Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read more

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I have had pain of my left side by ribs down to waist area on and off for 6 months. Constant now for 2 weeks. Ct abd/pelvis negative. Suggestions?

I have had pain of my left side by ribs down to waist area on and off for 6 months. Constant now for 2 weeks. Ct abd/pelvis negative. Suggestions?

Are you diabetic.: Diabetes can cause thoracic radiculopathe where pais sometimes non radiating. Some other causes other than diabetes in spine can cause. ...Read more

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Can mild/moderate thoracic dextroscoliosis be the cause of my chronic right chest pain/right shoulder blade pain? I also have gerd. Neg stress test.

Yes: Scoliosis is curvature of spine and if severe enough, in thoracic spine it can cause pain in the chest and shoulder blade area gerd can cause hear burn a and chest discomfor as well. ...Read more

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Any conditions where "muscle"/cartilage/ligament pain is localized in mult spots thru body- ribs, back, shldr blades, hips, leg? Neg 4 RA/osteo/fibro.

Any conditions where "muscle"/cartilage/ligament pain is localized in mult spots thru body- ribs, back, shldr blades, hips, leg? Neg 4 RA/osteo/fibro.

See rheumatologist: Have you seen a board certified rheumatologist? There are sero-negative arthropathies (conditions that test negative in lab test. Do you live around deer-lynes disease is another condition -if worked up by above and a negative, reccomed staying as physically active as possible and if persists 3-4 months seek a second opinion ...Read more

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Had 2 negative d dimers because of chest pains then I started getting pain in both legs from toe to hip. What are the chances of a clot or anxiety?

Had 2 negative d dimers because of chest pains then I started getting pain in both legs from toe to hip. What are the chances of a clot or anxiety?

Low chance of clot: A d-dimer is really a pretty good test for ruling out the possibility of a blood clot in the legs. So the chances are a lot lower that you have a blood clot having had two negative d-dimer tests. ...Read more

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Ache between shoulder blades. Have ehlers danlos. Test negative for vascular. I've had this pain before with neg chest ct. Any worry of aorta or not?

Ache between shoulder blades. Have ehlers danlos. Test negative for vascular. I've had this pain before with neg chest ct. Any worry of aorta or not?

If cta negative- no: As long as you get the appropriate diagnostic test like an arterial phase CT of the chest, it's unlikely the aorta as that is a pretty sensitive test. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more