Middle back pain.....still!

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Ive been having this middle back pain for over a year now. It started July 2015 with pain in the rhs of my stomach, constant pain. Time went on and have had X-rays for lungs, nothing shown. Ultrasound which showed stone in gallbladder but too small to be symptomatic. Couple small kidney stones too, again too small etc. I go back to the docs and have now been sent to the hospital consultants. I had a ct scan last week and the doc has made a follow up appointment fr May 9th. I haven the spoken to the doctor and I asked the ladies at reception if it hadn't been bad they would have contacted me straight away, right? I am following this line of thought. Before all this I had two frozen shoulders, one left side first, then the right so as one was healing the other one started, now they seem ok but I have started to get pain now in my right shoulder joint at night, googled it obviously now out of my mind with worry again...........

i assumed that if I had middle back pain that the consultant would do full body ct scan but she only got them to do abdomen and, pelvis weird I thought. When I am working and using my arms the pain in my mid back gets worse and the tops of my shoulders next to my neck burn like crazy. Any one else with similar please

 

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    Hi Kate,

    I have degenerative disc disease, and have pain in my neck, middle of shoulders and lower back.

    I have had this for several years, and now also have arthritis in my spine.

    The pain you describe, especially the burning pain in your shoulders sounds as though it is coming from your neck, I can really identity with that, had exactly the same sensation , and still do, if I am using my arms for long, like ironing, and when I used to decorate.

    The way I used to deal with the neck pain was to do a lot of gentle neck rolls every day.

    If anything serious had been seen on your ct scan, they would have made a faster appointment. They may decide to do a more thorough scan.

    Constant pain is very hard to live with, I hope a solution  is found in your case..

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    Are you in UK or elsewhere? You posted on the ovarian cyst page, do you have reason to believe you have cysts on your ovary(s)? Also , what is your age? I get all the symptoms you have and it's supposed to be osteo arthritis in my spine caused by scoliosis. (Curves spine). I had ovarian cysts until I had ovaries and tubes removed last year. I did not have the symptoms you describe with them! OA can cause the symptoms you describe so I suggest you speak to your doctor and raise the subject with him/her at your appointment. Good luck. rolleyes 

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      Hi Pollyanna. I am in the U.K., as I had some low pelvic pain they thought a Ct of abdomen and pelvis in order. Found out this morning that I have some fluid low on my lungs. Doesn't sound good does it. Have no cough, no shortness of breath, no flu recently or any infections that I'm aware of. It's been a nightmare for the last 18 months trying to get some answers. I went to docs today to get them to bring my next consultant appointment forward. Have pain in my right shoulder joint too when I sleep on my tummy!!? Any input anyone? Thanks for the replies ladies

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      The lung fluid can cause these symptoms too. I had a bad chest infection some years ago and had shoulder pain and spams in the shoulder/arm and upper back but no cough. A&E gave me anti biotics and some muscle relaxants and it improved the pain no end. The chest infection cleared up on the Ab's in afew days. Has your GP prescribed them for you yet? Some deep seated infections do need them, it may have been there some time. See GP again and let them listen to your lungs. x smile

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      He didn't do any exam today just blood pressure. Don't understand as it's gone on for so long now, I'm worried it's lung cancer as used to smoke. Could be Pancoast tumour. 18 months now. Will see as think they will do another Ct scan. The waiting drives me crazy

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      Saw him today and he faced the hospital to get the scan pushed forward to an earlier date. Will call hospital in the am. That's the strange thing my breathing isn't a struggle, I'm not coughing or anything. Bit of fuzzy gurgling when I'm still, that must be the fluid he told me about. Will check back in when I know more thanks for responding helps to know someone able to listen x

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    Did you ever resolve this?  I have similar symptoms 
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