Radiating Pain from left-side

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JdKick
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   Posted 5/11/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   

I would like to know if anybody could possibly answer this question, starting in Jan of this year I have had a painful area just in the lower, left-hand side of my ribs, this started out to be a small area but now has spread along my whole left side, along with this a painful numbing feeling has been spreading down my left arm.  I have had a CT scan, chest X-ray and bone scan done and nothing has turned up, and now I am scheduled for a Bone density scan on the 19th of May.  Along with the tenderness to the touch comes the nausea and the painful breathing, also the heat that is radiating from this area is enough to cause both myself and my Wife to perspire.  The Doctor says that it should not be still hurting and it may be caused by the compressed vertebrae, referred pain, but I have noticed myself that the area is painful at all times especially when seated or standing for long periods of time.  I told a nurse friend about the arm pain and she informed me to see the Doctor as soon as possible, is the correct advise for the above symptoms and how can I have this stop?  Thank you who ever has the answer, I am just getting tired of not feeling well and waiting so long to get the results.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
JD, have you been checked for the shingles virus? My son had it when he was young which is uncommon but it comes from the chicken pox virus and I believe it's a type of herpes virus. What you are describing sounds like the symptoms he first had before any rashes apeard. CT's, MRI's and X-rays will not show anything! It starts as internal pains followed by tenderness on one side of your body, usually arm, shoulder and torso. It it is what you have, I think they have some sort of treatment for it before it breaks out of the skin. Once it does, it's horrable, it looks like pizza and very painful!
Good Luck!
Pete
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JdKick
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's a good question though Pete, how the hell would I get shingles? No Children around me have "Chicken pox", two grand-daughters 5 and 1 1/5years old, Have been with the same women for 15 years. Gone through on own chlidren's chicken pox and had chicken pox back when I was 6.

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
JD,
You had the C.P's when you were 6? It is a virus that never leaves your body! Everyone who has had it, has it forever just like any type of herpies virus. Most people never get a reoccurence of it but when it does come back it's called shingles! Please try Googling it and read moer about the symptoms. I'm not a doc but saw my son when he was 11 years old go through it. It got so bad, he would pass out from the pain and hallucinate while awake. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to watch as a parent. I knew absolutly nothing about it before he had it. I always thought it was an old people problem!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis somewhere in the Far East and Pete Jr. is on The Asalt Ship USS Bataan  Va. on their way to the Middle East w/ 2,000 Marines abord. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


PAlady
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
JdKick,
I don't know a lot about it, but from my understanding it can be brought on by stress or another factor that stresses the immune system, and the chicken pox virus manifests in a different way. Pete is very right, though, there's a treatment that can make this a lot better and a lot shorter but you want to ask a doctor about it ASAP. If you talk with anyone who's had shingles, it can be horribly painful and last for months or longer. So the earlier you get the medications the better. You nurse friend was right. You at least want to have shingles ruled out.

Good luck!

PaLady

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   Posted 5/11/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Also if you have shingles you do not want to be around anybody that has not had Chicken Pox or been vacinated for it, as they can get them from you! Also if you have shiongles you should avoid being around anybody that is pregnant! You are right when you have chicken pox the virus goes into the nerve cells and lays dormant, but stress, ( allot of time cancer patient on chemo will develop shingles) the virus will become active and appear as shingles, when they come out and appear on the skin if you will notice they will follow the pattern of the nerve that they were in. That is on reason they are so painful! And they can be dangerous, especially if they are on the face, because they can follow the nerve back into the head and into the brain. Usually shingles appears on a persons side just below the ribs, but they can come out anywhere. The big thing is they can cause chicken pox in someone that hasn't had it or hasn't been vacinated for it!

JdKick it could be a disc problem that your having too, and if it is you need to have it checked out!

Good Luck to You

White Beard


  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 5/11/2009 2:32:25 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 5/11/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if it could be fibromyalgia, but the others would know better..yes still could be a disc problem
as not all mri's pick up on everything it took a contrast ct of my lower lumbar for the doctor to finally see the moderate
spinal stenosis I have...so keep up on the doctors and don't just let them say it nothing...
lots of soft hugz....
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PAlady
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   Posted 5/11/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
Thanks for the reminders! I'm one of those people who never had chicken pox and have never been vaccinated, although I was exposed as a child. The doctors thought I had a natural immunity, but when my cousin got shingles not too long ago I asked her to stay away until they were under control.

PaLady
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