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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger

I won't hold anyone to their answers and will just treat them as speculation/opinion, but I don't really know where else to ask (aside from the obvious, but, for all intents and purposes, I don't have access to a medical professional)

For the last few days I've had this weird thing which goes from under my right arm to a bit along my upper arm, there's nothing there visibly and I can poke it and stuff and it doesnt cause any pain, just sometimes if I move my right arm to the wrong position (a particular one is putting my arm behind my back), it feels like it's pulling/tearing at something

Does anyone know what this could be?? It's almost like I've cut it invisibly, because it kind of feels like when you stretch an area of skin that you've recently had a cut on. It maybe sounds like some kind of internal cut (if that's a thing?) or maybe muscle tearing??

Thanks if anyone can point me in the right direction!!

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @MeMia but I don't think it's really that urgent and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what it is and stuff

    I didn't know 111 had an email address so I will remember that for the future, thanks

  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 794 Disability Gamechanger
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    My only idea (but don't take this as medical advice as i'm not a doctor) but could do with a muscle or something, however I would prob speak to a medical professional even if its nothing. If you can't speak to your GP I would phone 111 and just ask them.

    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    It does sound like it could be muscular maybe @rubin16

    It's not really causing real pain but it's gone from just a feeling of "pulling" to like a mild "ouch" in a few days, and, I don't want to it get worse or knowingly do more damage if that makes sense

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,803 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sounds like a pulled muscle. I get the same occasionally by over-reaching or lifting something too heavy. Should fade over a few days without any treatment, but if it's getting worse then maybe it does need some professional advice.

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @OverlyAnxious

    I just asked a family member who was a nurse quite a long time ago and after we managed to dismiss a few more serious possibilities she told me roughly the same as what you said, so I think I'll see how it is over the weekend and decide what to do on Monday

  • onedayatatime
    onedayatatime Community member Posts: 131 Pioneering
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    Maybe a tendon, ligament or muscle? Perhaps you've lifted something awkwardly or even slept on your arm funny or twisted? Try taking it easy using that arm, not lifting stuff and see how things are after the weekend. 👍

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @onedayatatime 🙂

    One thing I have learnt from today, info I hope I won't ever need but it's maybe good to know, is that apparently men can get breast cancer

    I read a lot of things linking my symptoms to breast cancer and just dismissed them all but I was told to absolutely not do this, I also have breast cancer in my family history which apparently means I am more susceptible to it

    I guess it makes sense as men have "breasts" as well but it's always advertised/portrayed in the media as a feminine issue or related to feminism in some way which lead me to believe it wasn't applicable to men at all

  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 634 Pioneering
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    Hi @66Mustang I hope you are ok.

    Just a couple of things:

    First, men can get breast cancer, Generally this will be right behind your nipple area and there will be a obvious hard lump.. But go and see your doctor. He or she will feel will feel the lump and tell you if it is ok or not. Then they will send you to the hospital for scans. I have been there and got the t. shirt. But I am fine, no cancer, but do get it sorted so you can know one way or the other.

    Second, men & women can have nervous/anxiety problems that manifest as physical problems. I can't say much about this because the moderator will delete my post! Anyhow, just go and see your doctor about any pain or lumps in your chest area,

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,640 Disability Gamechanger
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    It sounds a little similar to when I injured my ankle tendon? If it persists I would see a doctor about it, as that could mean more serious damage that the body is struggling to repair.

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  • onedayatatime
    onedayatatime Community member Posts: 131 Pioneering
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    @66Mustang feeling any improvement after the weekend?

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