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are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

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ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Pinchy09

 

Hi, I wonder how you got on at your appointment, which I assume you have had by now.

 

Helena x

ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Weearlene

 

Just noticed you posted a couple of days ago and sorry we havent responded before. 

 

It is good to hear that you have an appointment booked to get this checked out.  I am assuming that this is at a breast clinic, and the thing to remember is that these clinics do not just deal with breast cancer, they are there to treat a lot of other benign breast conditions, of which there are many.

 

Let us know how you get on xx

Weearlene
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi all just looking for some advice I have like all I can describe is a frozen /numb right breast and two pea sized round lumps on my rib cage not underarm or breast can be painful ... anyone had this seeing a specialist in 2 weeks
ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Pinc

 

I think you Dr is just being thorough which is good, one thing to keep in mind is that breast clinics do not just deal with breast cancer, there are a lot of benign breast conditions that they treat and they are the experts.  The NHS guidelines are that when you are referred to a breast clinic you should be seen within 2 weeks from referral so that is a standard and does not necessarily mean anything ominus.

 

Let us know how you get on and remember that there are lots of lovely ladies on here and we are here to help and support you.

 

Do not google your symptoms as there are a lot of updated and misinformation on there and it will only scare you. 

 

Helena xx

Pinchy09
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

I'm new to this forum. . Iv been to see my Dr she has sent me to see a breast specialist asap. . She couldn't find a lump so I thought I wouldn't need to see anyone ? I thought it was frozen shoulder or arthritis she ruled it out. . Im seeing someone within 2 week .
Pinchy09
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Thanks very much not feeling too good today be glad once iv been to drs. Feel shattered and this pain and swelling getting the better of me. . Can't get my bracelet on now or rings and my breast bone is so tender will let you know what my Dr says thanks for the quick reply much appreciated. .
Pinchy09
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi iv had this pain in my shoulder in my armpit and breast. Been a few months now iv an appointment tomorrow with my Dr. . My daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24 we were shocked so young.. she's now had it 3times .. she's had a mysectomy but it was found again in there.. she's 40 next week she's been clear for 4yrs. But thanks for your advice I'll get checked out.. angie
Lisa97205
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi there,

Get it checked out - I suffered with breast pain, pain in my armpit, upper arm as far down as my elbow, muscular pain at the base of my shoulder blade as well as shoulder pain. I had the pain for months before I discovered a lump - I hadn't even considered BC. I have just been diagnosed with grade 3 ductal BC - a fast growing little monkey! Get yourself checked out sooner rather than later, don't ever feel as if you are wasting anyone's time - I did and I delayed seeing my GP for weeks. Good luck , hope it all ends well. Xxxx
skinnyminx
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi,

 

I've only just noticed this thread.  I've had both breast cancer and, later, a frozen shoulder.

 

Have you had this checked out?

  

If it is a frozen shoulder, in my experience, once a shoulder starts to freeze, a chiropractor is not going to be able to cure it.  

 

I was advised (by an orthopaedic surgeon) that we had to wait for it to fully freeze and then manipulate it under anaesthetic.  This was completely successful.

 

Either way, I hope you have managed to get a referral to a breast clinic to check things out and, if required an orthopaedic referral if it's a shoulder problem.

 

You have my sympathy, being in pain is horrible. 

Horseygirl
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi Sheila42

 

When I found my breast lump I also had pain, swelling and tingling down my right arm which would spread into two of my fingers.  This was also associated with neck pain and clavicular pain.  On examination I was found to have a right breast lump and a pretty large axillary node.  MRI revealed theat the node was pressing on the brachial plexus in my axilla and causing the symptoms.  It is two months on since you wrote in so I am hoping that you have been to your GP to get this checked out.  I would be grateful if you could and let me know how you got on or if the symptoms have gone. Best wishes.

 

catseye
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi Sheila,

 

Oh yes, most of us on here know only too well about those anxieties..as you say, usually at night and when you're on your own! The general advice here is "Do Not Google"...I know it is really, really tempting but I for one have found it is a sure fire way to scare yourself stupid. Sites such as this one, Macmillan and Cancer Research UK are reliable sources of accurate information, but an awful lot of the others aren't. I really would suggest you make an appointment with your GP, because whatever is causing your symptoms, it will all be far easier for you to deal with when you know what it is!

CateyeX

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Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi and thanks for your quick response, I was pretty certain that it might be a joint issue? because I also have a burning sensation in my palm and tingling in my fingers? But type shoulder, breast and axilla pain into Dr Google and the search engine provides pages and pages for breast cancer? And with the pain in my breast and now I'm pretty sure I can feel a bean shape lump in my armpit it did begin to worry me? I may get an appointment with my gp just to check that out?, I've been hanging on hoping it would go away? The pain is not constant but it doesn't seem related to my menstrual cycle either? I will keep you posted anyway, I can see this site is brilliant in supporting each other, it helps to know that there is someone who will help and support during those hours (usually at night) when your anxiety takes over XX

catseye
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi Sheila,

To me, your symptoms sound a bit more like frozen shoulder than BC - I've had both, and the frozen shoulder was very painful to lie on, however the pain was mainly around the shoulder joint, front and back and down the arm. Movement of the joint was restricted and I found osteopathy helped.

I didn't have breast pain with either frozen shoulder or BC, and I'm not sure whether or not cysts can give you breast pain, but would certainly think a discussion with your GP would be a good idea. Why not make an appointment tomorrow and put your mind at rest? Take care,

Catseye

Lucy_BCC
Member

Re: are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi Sheila and welcome to the BCC forums

Along with the support you will soon have here please feel free to call our helpliners to talk through your concerns, lines are open 9-5 during the week and 10-2 Saturdays on 0808 800 6000

Best wishes
Lucy BCC

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are my symptoms frozen shoulder or BC?

Hi there I'm looking for advice on what I should do next? over the last couple of months I have had discomfort in my clavicle/ right shoulder. I have always slept on my right side and this is now impossible. I mentioned the pain to my chiropractor who suggested it was the start of a frozen shoulder? She has done some work on it however the pain persists and has got worse (she usually cures my joint pains)! I now have pain in my right breast, in my axilla, down my arm and round the back into my shoulder blade. I should add that 18months ago i was told i had multiple "little" cysts in my right breast following a mammogram and ultrasound after finding a lump in my breast back then and I am aware of a "lump" and not sure if I can feel one under my arm aswell? Is it possible these cysts are causing the discomfort or could it be muscular? Not sure if i should go to doctors? I was hoping the chiro would cure me? Any advice would be much appreciated thanks in advance