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Cause of pain in upper right back and shoulder blade - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a pain in my upper right back around the shoulder blade. It has been on and off for quite some time. I had x-rays of my lungs and back about a month ago and had blood work done. Nothing came up but I also am very fatiged. Sometines to the point where I can not get out of bed. I had bone cancer about 6years ago. It was condrocarcoma. Any ideas?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxx here
Doctor :   give me a min, let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   gender F age 52
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you got your self a bone scan too ?
User :   no but do you think it could be fibermilaga (not sure how to spell)
Doctor :   where was the location of your condrocarcinoma?
User :   left humors
Doctor :   and the pain you are having is on your right side ?
User :   yes,its feels more like a muscle pain
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well let me tell you few things that you can do and i am sure you will find relief
Doctor :   at affected area of your shoulder and apply ice for 30 minutes. Now warm the area with hot compression bags for 15 minutes. Continue this process for at least an hour.
Doctor :   Rest your shoulder as much as possible. You may need help to avoid using your shoulder. Activities that require raising your arm over your head or using the injured shoulder for repetitive motions such as driving or sports should be avoided
User :   waht about the sever fatige
User :   its not my shoulder but the shoulder blade below the shoulder
Doctor :   yes the same area
Doctor :   did you got your Hb level tested
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   the amount of blood in your body
Doctor :   its a very soimple test
Doctor :   hemoglobin
User :   I don't think so I know they did a whole pannel
Doctor :   ok make sure you have this test done if its not in the panel its called HEMOGLOBIN TEST
User :   what does that show
Doctor :   also i would suggest you to get your thyroid level tested
Doctor :   these are the two main causes of fatigue in women of your age group
User :   yes they said I have some kind of thyroid thing going on i'm on levothyroxine 0.5
Doctor :   ok so that could be the reason .. you need to be tested again and they might tweak the dose for you
Doctor :   and you will be fine
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