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I just asked about this but the doctor I was talking to is

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I just asked about this but the doctor I was talking to is offline and I came across some new info. Here's my original question:

"I have a pain behind my left shoulder blade along with popping in my shoulder when I rotate it. It's not excruciating, but I want to see if it could be serious. I do work out with weights a few times per week. Part of what I do is 3 sets of 10 chin ups. I do that 3x per week as well. Could this be causing it?"

I was just researching and saw that pain behind the left shoulder blade can be an early sign of lung cancer. The reason I'm scared is because I just went through another scare. I had act scan of my neck 6 weeks ago that showed minor lymphodnopathy in my neck. I had another ct scan of my abdomen which came up normal. I then had a needle biopsy of a 0.7 cm node in the cervical chain in my neck which came back benign. My blood work was also normal 6 weeks ago.

Am I over reacting, or is this something to be concerned about based on the info I just provided?

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

This is likely over reaction.

mysticdoc :

Your CT scans are unremarkable except for benign lymphadenopathy.

mysticdoc :

Needle biopsy was negative.

mysticdoc :

And you do weight lifting that easily explains the pain behind the shoulder.

Customer: Ct scan didn't get entire lung though. That's my main worry.
Customer: And I've definitely been worried since all of this.
mysticdoc :

did you have chest xrays?

Customer: No. Neck and abdomen.
mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

still, this does not seem necessary.

Customer: Abdomen got the bottom part of the lung, but I don't think the top.
mysticdoc :

just pain without any other symptoms.

Customer: True. I saw that the pain behind the left shoulder blade can often be the first symptom, so that's what worried me.
mysticdoc :

no that is not the common presentation.

mysticdoc :

and in your case, it does not add up

Customer: But popping of the shoulder wouldn't be related, right?
mysticdoc :

no

Customer: Ok.
Customer: Thank you.
mysticdoc :

very welcome

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