shoulder pain

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shoulder pain

by scouser on Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:00 AM

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Just passing by and looking for some answers.....so first off...Hello.

I have been testing for endocrine problems for the past two years and during that time have consistently complained to various docs of severe/moderate but omnipresent pain in the region of my left shoulder and upper left lung. Recently I was told that I probably had suffered a rotator cuff tear, impingement or frozen shoulder......so to appease the docs, I had an x-ray ( no boney damage) and an MRI ( no soft tissue damage). I was offered hydrocortisone which I declined and physitherapy which I also declined. Some days the pain is worse than others and some days excruciatingly bad with umbness in my arm and fingers.......I am a msician and find it difficlt to play my instrument ( viola) as  I cannot easily move my hand away from my chin ( direction).

My GP recently noticed my high BP and flushed face and remembered the pain I have always complained of....he has ordered a CT scan of torso and in particular upper mediastinum....so I guess he's looking at carcinoid involvement here.

I have read a few posts on this forum and see that shoulder pain is / can be associated with CS. Any advice would be most welcome. I am male, just turned 60, of previous good health until I gained a lot of weight inexplicably. My complexion is often very red and I am constantly tired and often nauseous and wheezy. I have been diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, testosterone deficiency, vit D deficiency, hypertension and osteopoenia....aprt from that lot I'm pretty chipper.

Thanks for reading.

 

RE: shoulder pain

by scouser on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 9/3/2008 scouser wrote:

Just passing by and looking for some answers.....so first off...Hello.

I have been testing for endocrine problems for the past two years and during that time have consistently complained to various docs of severe/moderate but omnipresent pain in the region of my left shoulder and upper left lung. Recently I was told that I probably had suffered a rotator cuff tear, impingement or frozen shoulder......so to appease the docs, I had an x-ray ( no boney damage) and an MRI ( no soft tissue damage). I was offered hydrocortisone which I declined and physitherapy which I also declined. Some days the pain is worse than others and some days excruciatingly bad with umbness in my arm and fingers.......I am a msician and find it difficlt to play my instrument ( viola) as  I cannot easily move my hand away from my chin ( direction).

My GP recently noticed my high BP and flushed face and remembered the pain I have always complained of....he has ordered a CT scan of torso and in particular upper mediastinum....so I guess he's looking at carcinoid involvement here.

I have read a few posts on this forum and see that shoulder pain is / can be associated with CS. Any advice would be most welcome. I am male, just turned 60, of previous good health until I gained a lot of weight inexplicably. My complexion is often very red and I am constantly tired and often nauseous and wheezy. I have been diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, testosterone deficiency, vit D deficiency, hypertension and osteopoenia....aprt from that lot I'm pretty chipper.

Thanks for reading.

 


Just following up my own post . I read that there is a connection with squamous cell cancer and it triggered my memory......five years ago I was d/xed with Bowen's disease....it looked like a wart on one finger. I had it removed surgically and the labs said it was BD which is a squamous cell cancer. I suspect that I have another such growth in my beardline under my chin....this was biopsied but never reported.

Could it be that these were the beginnings of what is causing the pain around my left shoulder and that it has metastasised to my lung?

Thanks

scouser

RE: shoulder pain

by Stu3045 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 9/3/2008 scouser wrote:

Just passing by and looking for some answers.....so first off...Hello.

I have been testing for endocrine problems for the past two years and during that time have consistently complained to various docs of severe/moderate but omnipresent pain in the region of my left shoulder and upper left lung. Recently I was told that I probably had suffered a rotator cuff tear, impingement or frozen shoulder......so to appease the docs, I had an x-ray ( no boney damage) and an MRI ( no soft tissue damage). I was offered hydrocortisone which I declined and physitherapy which I also declined. Some days the pain is worse than others and some days excruciatingly bad with umbness in my arm and fingers.......I am a msician and find it difficlt to play my instrument ( viola) as  I cannot easily move my hand away from my chin ( direction).

My GP recently noticed my high BP and flushed face and remembered the pain I have always complained of....he has ordered a CT scan of torso and in particular upper mediastinum....so I guess he's looking at carcinoid involvement here.

I have read a few posts on this forum and see that shoulder pain is / can be associated with CS. Any advice would be most welcome. I am male, just turned 60, of previous good health until I gained a lot of weight inexplicably. My complexion is often very red and I am constantly tired and often nauseous and wheezy. I have been diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, testosterone deficiency, vit D deficiency, hypertension and osteopoenia....aprt from that lot I'm pretty chipper.

Thanks for reading.

 

Hi!  I read your message and couldn't help but respond.

My husband was diagnosed with neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer in June.  This was only discovered when he had a CT scan because of pain in his abdomen.  That pain was from kidney stones, but the CT scan showed two HUGE tumors.  One was in his liver and the other was in his pancreas.  After a fine needle bioposy, done during an ultrasound endoscopy, was it discovered that he had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer.  This is a rare form of pancreatic cancer involving the endocrine (hormonal) system.  He also has the left shoulder problem, which often keeps him from getting a good night's sleep because he cannot find a pain free position to sleep in. I am now thinking that the shoulder problem is in some way related to the cancer.  In addition, as a side-effect from the pancreatic cancer, he has blood clots in his lungs.  These originated in his right calf.   I would have your physician do a CT scan (with contrast because they can see more clearly exactly what is there or not there) of your abdomen and a CT scan of your lungs as well.  You said that you had been diagnosed with endocrine problems.  I would definitely look into whether you could have neurendocrine pancreatic cancer.  Is you weight gain in your abdominal area?  That was the main place by husband  held his weight.  That is where the tumors are.  The symptoms you mentioned in your last paragraph are consistent with what they call a functioning neuroendocrine tumor (as opposed to a non-functioning, which does not exhibit these symptoms).  Hope you get to the bottom of all of this and find some acceptable solutions for treatment to enable you able to play your instrument again.

 

RE: shoulder pain

by toluser on Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hopefully this will help you.

 My wife (age 49) was just diagnosed with both Thyroid cancer and neurendocrine carcinoid type cancer in the middle right lobe of her lung. 

Her new symptoms over the past six to nine months, usually intermittent and seldomly more that two or three at any one time, until recently and in no particular order; 

Red rash on her cheeks and nose

Odd purple coloration of finger tips

Low grade fever occasionally spiking up to 102+

Extreme shortness of breath

Muscle weakness

Chest pain

Pain in shoulders

Painful and swollen joints

Numbness in arms and hands

Finally when in an emergency room, a CAT scan was done and she was diagnosed with the pulmonary embolisms and a DVT in the left calf. Then four weeks later after placed on blood thinners, her family doc ordered a PET scan.

The PET scan showed Thyroid nodules, Plural cavity lymph nodes, and lung nodules showed "lit up" with abnormal activity.

She was then admitted to the hospital with an infection, shortness of breath, decreases O2 levels. A biopsy of the thyroid nodules and the lung nodules was performed, confirming thyroid follicular cancer and neuroendocrine tumors of the lung. The final determination on the exact type of cancer in the lung is still waiting on the findings of the Mayo Clinic.

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