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Shoulder Pain

Hi

 

question: it could be that a severe pain on my right shoulder could be related to a mass that I have in my left kidney(4.6cm) metastasis Already? The pain is no al the time , if a doing exercise I don’t feel it at all.  

help

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,357 **
    Probably not

    Carlos,

     

    but thats what doctors are for. The references I have seen on this board for shoulder pain usually relate to trapped gas post surgery. Get it checkedd out.

     

     

    Icemantoo

  • sandy23
    sandy23 Member Posts: 143
    I verry, very highly doubt it

    I verry, very highly doubt it.  If you don't feel the pain when exercising, it sounds like it is nerve or muscle related.  Worse case scenario would be a IBS or a gall bladder issue but that shouldn't change with exercise.  Do you have more pain when you eat foods that are greasy or full of fat?

  • Angiebby75
    Angiebby75 Member Posts: 208
    I had shoulder pain after my

    I had shoulder pain after my surgery but it went away after a couple days.

  • CarlosRosado
    CarlosRosado Member Posts: 88
    sandy23 said:

    I verry, very highly doubt it

    I verry, very highly doubt it.  If you don't feel the pain when exercising, it sounds like it is nerve or muscle related.  Worse case scenario would be a IBS or a gall bladder issue but that shouldn't change with exercise.  Do you have more pain when you eat foods that are greasy or full of fat?

    It comes every time I am

    It comes every time I am sitting (eating) or if a get under stress.  If am running, working or in the sauna, I dont feel it.  

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    you're not

    telling us much. How about filling out your profile?

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488
    Doesn’t sound like mets

    but I am convinced the tumour sends out strange signals

    i had heart palpitations and pain under rib which everyone told me was not related

    after surgery they went

    funny I am now getting shoulder and arm pain

    hope it is Just my body getting back to normal

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488
    Sorry you are here

    so soon after the death of your dad

    i was in a similiar position in that my husband died of lung cancer  and I spent four years petrified I was going to die and leave my two children

    The fear is dreadful as you know that cancer  is a very hard thing to overcome

    well after four years I found it.... op all done and I hope to be here for a while yet

    my mass was 4.4 cm and was all contained so try not to hit the panic button yet although i understand it is easy for me to say

    have you got more tests schedulled yet

    Annie

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    edited December 2017 #9

    my doc and I were discussing observations of what and how people interpret what they feel. It is anyones guess from a distance. Give your doc a more detailed picture and the proper testing can be set up. Always follow up on your complaints because anything is possible wiith RCC mets. I believe we have had several members whose first signs of cancer were humerous, scapular, or spinal mets with referred pain into  the shoulder.

  • CarlosRosado
    CarlosRosado Member Posts: 88
    foxhd said:

    my doc and I were discussing observations of what and how people interpret what they feel. It is anyones guess from a distance. Give your doc a more detailed picture and the proper testing can be set up. Always follow up on your complaints because anything is possible wiith RCC mets. I believe we have had several members whose first signs of cancer were humerous, scapular, or spinal mets with referred pain into  the shoulder.

    Do you believe that a 4.6 cm

    Do you believe that a 4.6 cm tumor can produce met ? 

  • CarlosRosado
    CarlosRosado Member Posts: 88

    Sorry you are here

    so soon after the death of your dad

    i was in a similiar position in that my husband died of lung cancer  and I spent four years petrified I was going to die and leave my two children

    The fear is dreadful as you know that cancer  is a very hard thing to overcome

    well after four years I found it.... op all done and I hope to be here for a while yet

    my mass was 4.4 cm and was all contained so try not to hit the panic button yet although i understand it is easy for me to say

    have you got more tests schedulled yet

    Annie

    Ct scan will be perform Jan

    Ct scan will be perform Jan 5th.... getting nervous 

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,327
    Carlos, glad you found us.

    Carlos, glad you found us. Your fears/anxiety and worry are common, but really unnecessary. 

    Your size tumor is probably only stage I and you'll have a great outlook. Yes, you'll be monitored but that will be good.

    Your tumor is about the same size as mine and I am going on 4 years (NED=No Evidence of Disease) this Saturday, the 30th.

    Remember your body reacts to being anxious and tight. Tension can produce so many odd pains and such. i remember having mid back pain and told by my surgeon, before my surgery, that it was not related to the tumor. I have another condition and that doctor said it was probably related to the tumor LOL huh? My primary said, Well, lets see if its still there after your surgery. It went away. Yes, there is such a thing as referred pain. But the kind that comes most often with kidney cancer is more in the flank area.

    So now promise yourself and your loved one to use ALL your energy to prepare and LIVE YOUR LIFE, rather than worry about the "what ifs" and it never happens. 

    You should do just fine. Here to answer any and all questions. Have you ever had any surgery? And does your surgeon do Laparascopic/robatic surgeries? It is less invasive, but either way, most likely the "c" will go with the surgery!

    Hang in there.

    Sending you CALM, SERENITY and HOPE!

    Now do something fun!

    Jan