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Old 06-11-2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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Right side body pain

hi everyone,

Please read the whole post as it tells you about my pain in detail, as I can't put it in few words.

I am 25 year old female working as a software engineer.
2 years ago, one day pain started suddenly in my right arm without any reason. the next day it got swollen and became worse. It started increasing day by day till right side of my neck. I been to general physicial, she said it might be carpal tunnel. Then I was undergoing treatment by an orthopedecian. While the treatment was going on, pain extended to my right leg also. I told the same to doctor, but he said he doesn't know. Before that I had an MRI scan for my neck, blood test, thyroid test, citi scan, nerve conduction test and an X-ray for my neck and shoulder. But everything was normal. He asked me to wear those braces. I did it for couple of months, but nothing could helped me. He then suggested me physio therapy, but that also didn't work. Finally he gave me steroid, but same.
When ever it gets severe, whole right side of my body pains starting from head to toe. It doesn't need any reason, whether I walk or do work with my hand or some times without a reason. No body is able to find out what's the problem.

Please help me if any one knows anything.

Thanks

 
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:29 AM   #2
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Re: Right side body pain

just a thought here since the MRI of the spine didn't reveal anything,but i would take a good look at the brain,just to either rule it out or in.

just wondering but did you ever actually look at your reports of all the many tests you have had,or looked espescially at what was in the MRI report yourself?I am only asking as most docs are notorius for not actually telling you everything that is actually IN the reports,only what 'they' feel is important.if a particular doc is not actually familiar with what certain findings really mean,he will k=just blow them off.but another doc with much more knowledge about particular problems could possibly look at that smae report and see something totally different,you know what I mean?

also,did your doc actually read the hard films himself?if he didn't the report is only as good and in depth as the overall knowledge and experience of the radiologist who actually interprets the films.If you had a "newbie" or someone who really was not all that experienced in knowing ALL that certain things really mean,you may have gotten only part of the picture there.

In the past few years I have had to have many many MRIs(16 at last count)for my spinal cord cavernoma and other structural problems within my spine and believe me,depending on who is actually interpreting your films really DOES make a huge difference.and the differences are truely like night and day trust me.some don;t include very obvious things that some of the other docs have forund upon their reads and my neurosurgeons found when they read my films themselves.

what this all boils down to is you DO have a very real problem here that to me,just from all of my experience in dealing with many many spinal issues over the years really does indicate some sort of a possible spinal issue as well as other possibilities and the problem does need to be properly Dxed and hopefully treated.depending on whether or not you get any second opinions from other neurosurgeons(by the way,you should most definitely be seeing an actual neuro surgeon here)and also getting a second read of your MRIs by different totally unrelated people to the ones you have been seeing,will determine the actual level of care you will get,and when you can actually get a proper Dx.you never evr should rely on just one opinion from any one doc ever espescially when you have some sort of a major condition or very obvious medical condition that no one can Dx for you.i mean SOMETHING IS causing this but no one who you have seen appears to have that specific level of knowledge and or experience to be abl to actually tell you just what it is you are dealing with,so you need to move onto other docs.no two specialists or primary docs have the same level of knowledge.it all depends on what they have seen in their specific practices and any other learning they have had,you know?so you just have to seek out the right doc who could probably tell you like within the first visit just what the heck is really going on.

If you happen to live near any actual university teaching hospital,this is really where you need to go.it wasn't until my "third' opinion that took place at our local U that I found the right neuro,who was at the time the head of the neurosurgery dept there with over thirty years of experience,that I finally knew exactly what it was I was dealing with with regard to the risks of the cavernoma i had in my c spine.none of my other NSs could agree on what it was I would be dealing with because of this glob inside of my spinal cord.the universitys just see kind of the worst of the worst and people tend to flock to them when they have exhausted all other specialists with no results.this is where you would probably get the best shot at a proper Dx.really.

but you need to obtain all of your medical records including any and all test results and then keep all of your records in a file at home.this is what I have had to do over the years just to be able to actually stay on top of all of my many mdical problems.

also obtain all medical records form all docs that you ahve sen for this,the clinic notes that they make regarding what they feel is going on and how they actually feel about you,and your condition will be contained in these,they are very very important for many reasons.you will glean a ton of info on your condition from this stuff that you were never ever told before,trust me on that one.but just start calling the places,including any hosp visits for out patient stuff and er visits and overnight stays.just tell them you need to obtain all of your records and they will send you out a form to sign and send back,then about within a week,your recordswill start showing up in your mailbox.but you really DO need to keepyour own set of medical records going.update them like every six months or so like i do.this way you will always know whats up and what your docs are thinking about your medical problems.you will be very glad that you obtained all this stuff as it comes in handy for many reasons.

but you need to have different people looking at you and your test reults.most definitely.i wish you lots of luck here and am hoping you can obtain some sort of Dx soon.i know how much this type of thing just sucks.sorry if the typing sucks,i am in kind of a hurry here and also my L hand is somewhat damaged.i just dont have the time to go back and correct things,sory.please keep me posted on how you are doing,K?marcia
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:39 AM   #3
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Re: Right side body pain

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Originally Posted by kgvr View Post
hi everyone,

Please read the whole post as it tells you about my pain in detail, as I can't put it in few words.

I am 25 year old female working as a software engineer.
2 years ago, one day pain started suddenly in my right arm without any reason. the next day it got swollen and became worse. It started increasing day by day till right side of my neck. I been to general physicial, she said it might be carpal tunnel. Then I was undergoing treatment by an orthopedecian. While the treatment was going on, pain extended to my right leg also. I told the same to doctor, but he said he doesn't know. Before that I had an MRI scan for my neck, blood test, thyroid test, citi scan, nerve conduction test and an X-ray for my neck and shoulder. But everything was normal. He asked me to wear those braces. I did it for couple of months, but nothing could helped me. He then suggested me physio therapy, but that also didn't work. Finally he gave me steroid, but same.
When ever it gets severe, whole right side of my body pains starting from head to toe. It doesn't need any reason, whether I walk or do work with my hand or some times without a reason. No body is able to find out what's the problem.

Please help me if any one knows anything.

Thanks
HI,
Did you ever solve this problem you posted here? I am facing something very similar and would be interested to know what happened in your case!

 
Old 07-19-2008, 08:14 AM   #4
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Re: Right side body pain

Were you ever able to get an answer on this? I am experiencing similar issues and am in search of answers. Thanks

 
Old 08-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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Re: Right side body pain

Hello Guys,

I am also into the same Group. All the doctors I consulted said I am perfectly alright. But I still have the problem. I am also woking in software field.

I was perfectly fit and very much health conscious. I had suffered from Malaria attack. After that I used to get frequest fevers and colds mostly from sinusitis. But I tired to attain my previous fitness and started jogging.

During this period a pain in the left leg happened which eventually spreaded to my right hand and I have right side head pain during this time. Feel like infected with some virus.

It feels better if I sit in proper direction and use a hand rest ( espl on elbow part) and stertching exercises like yoga alliviate the pain

Jogging/ walking or running increases the symptoms but to a manageable level. But taking wieghts working with the laptops in wrong positions yeild to more severe symptoms.

Does anyone has anything common with me.

I consulted lots of docs.. No result..

Thanks,
Binz

 
Old 08-05-2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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Re: Right side body pain

Most of my tests are coming back normal as well. I am an otherwise healthy male in my mid twenties. However, I do have 5 minor herniations (revealed through MRI) in my middle spine but the physical therapist I see is convinced that they cannot be the source of my problems (tight, sore muscles literally only on the right side of my body from head to toe). MRI of the brain was normal along with preliminary blood tests.

Still waiting on test results from a neurologist. I have the following questions:

Would it be worthwhile to see a rheumatologist? What exactly do they do/treat?

Can fibromyalgia affect only one side of the body (entire left side is completely 100% normal)? I also don't have the other major symptoms (sleep disorder, ibs etc.)

Any thoughts and input are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 
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