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I'm new as the title says. 31yo female.

Ive had pain in my shoulder for 6+ years and people have just kept telling me I had bad posture. I have a 3 month old son and ive been carrying him around a lot and things have recently become worse. I do believe it is possibly a compressed nerve. I have severe shoulder pain but mostly under my arm to my elbow and into my ribcage. I also periodically experience numbess in my right thigh.

After years of asking, I finally have an MRI scheduled for Friday. Which is all fine, however I saw my doctor write on his computer fibroblastic disorder, and upon looking that up on dr google, ive come to find out that this may be a tumor? How can he know that without an MRI?

While googling away, I found this website. Im wondering what the different symptoms between a herniated disk/compressed nerve and a spinal tumor are. I am really terrified it might be much more serious than I thought. Anyone with any knowledge of this, please comment!



  • L4_L5LL4_L5 Posts: 237
    edited 12/18/2017 - 1:48 PM

    ... I saw my doctor write on his computer fibroblastic disorder, and upon looking that up on dr google, ive come to find out that this may be a tumor?
    I would not read too much into that.

    He might suspect Fibroblastic Disorder.

    Suspect does not mean that’s your issue.

    He probably needs a justification for ordering the MRI.

    That’s all.

    Don’t sweat it.

    Please keep your chin up and keep us posted.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,437

    Hello gbenz1
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    I had to research fibroblastic disorder as I had never heard of it. I'm glad you have a MRI scheduled. I would want to ask your doctor how he came to that conclusion without a MRI. If it is this, they are mostly benign.
    Since you have researched this, you should be able to list of questions for your doctor.

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  • Thank you L4_L5, that is really reassuring to hear. I really do hope thats the case. As i've been told it was just bad posture I really was no expecting to see something like that! And he didnt even mention it!

    Thank you memerainbolt. I know he doesnt know that I know, but youre right, it does give me a chance to do some further research and come up with some questions. Most of the tumors are benign, but some can be malignant and that isnt a great rabbit hole to go down. Just need some people to talk me back from the edge lol

    Thanks for your comments. I will be on here for a while either way I imagine, so there will be lots of updates.

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