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Why do I have Shoulder/neck pain years after surgery to remove fatty tumor ?

Approximately 4 years ago I had a fatty tumor removed from right above my left collarbone. I was told it was relatively large for where it was and when removed there was cartilage in the tumor, which the doctor said was unusual. I also do have some nerve damage still. Ever since the surgery I have had problems with my neck. The pain starts at my shoulder and travels up my neck and into the back of my head , past my ear and to the front of my head. This then resulting in headaches, almost to the extend of a migraine . (Almost daily) I ve tried dealing with it by taking medication and using pain relieving rubs. I m not sure if there s anything I can do about this, or who I should go see.. Or if it s something I will have to deal with for the rest of my life? (26 y/o female)
Asked On : Sun, 24 Apr 2011
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hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
as you have mentioned that your tumor was removed 4 years back and still you are having severe pain, now you should undergo for radiological imaging to rule out recurrence of your tumour, so that further treatment can be planned.
Answered: Thu, 5 May 2011
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