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Bone sticking out on scapula, intense pain, nothing shows up on MRI

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  • Posted By: KatieE730
  • October 2, 2009
  • 04:18 PM

I'm a 24 year old female and I have been dealing with a shoulder problem for about a year now. At first I noticed a bump sticking out on my scapula. It protrudes quite far and is very visible to the naked eye. At first it was just a bump and there was no pain associated with it so I didn't really think anything of it. After about 4 months i started getting pain when I was trying to go to sleep, and from there the pain has increased to a constant, intense pain, day in day out. I had no initial injury to cause this bump and that's why I didn't take it very seriously at first. So far I have been to 3 doctors, none of whom can diagnose me to this point. I had an MRI of my shoulder/scapular area and the MRI showed " nothing unusual" according to my orthopedic doctor, yet you can see the quite unusual bump sticking so I'm a little confused as to how this didn't show up. It is a solid lump, it feels like bone and I can't even guess what it is. If anyone has any input or any experience with a problem like this please help! I'm getting to the end of my rope with the pain and lack of information as to what's causing it!!

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  • I'm not sure what the protrusion is - a bone spur perhaps? But I'm reading a book right now on healing with magnets. Some people claim to have gotten rid of years of pain by placing the negative pole of a magnet against the injured area. You might want to research this since your doctors aren't helping. Lots of books on the subject if you google it.When an injury occurs, the injured area sends out a positive (+) pain signal, so that the brain 'hears' which part has been injured and knows where to send the army. Then a negative (-) signal occurs during healing.It sounds like you have an injury of some sort and are stuck in the pain signal.
    kermworm 81 Replies
    • October 3, 2009
    • 00:19 AM
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  • HI I am also 24, and have exactly the same problem as you!!!!! In exactly the same order what is this!!!!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 13, 2009
    • 09:33 PM
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  • I have exactly what you are saying also and I am also 24! Im not sure what to about it. How long have you had this for?
    bmac85 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2009
    • 10:02 PM
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  • I would suggest you to contact some orthopedic specialist. Because last year there appeared lump on the wrist of my mother but when contacted and orthopedic specialist he diagnosed it as a simple Ganglion Cysts and he took out that fluid out of that lump with a syringe and prescribed some medicines now she is perfectly fine there is no sign of Ganglion Cysts
    • December 16, 2009
    • 11:13 AM
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  • I am 30 and have the same problem. I have had it since I was 18 and the doctors said nothing is wrong. Yeah! okay doc there is a bone sticking out of the right side of my shoulder far enough to have to put a red flag on it when Im in traffic and there is nothing wrong??? If someone finds out what is up with this bone let me no. thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 14, 2010
    • 06:00 PM
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  • Has anyone previous with this problem had any conclusion? I seem to have the same thing and am just wondering what it could be as I've also had CT scan, MRI and they are saying it's nothing, which I also find hard to believe lol. I'm 24 years old and have had it over a year now, almost 2 years.Thanks
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