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should pain?

Postby brindyshelby » Thu Jun 19, 2003 05:46 am

by brindyshelby (24 Posts), Thu Jun 19, 2003 05:46 am

When I was pre-eclampsic, I had sever neck pain on the right side of my body. I could not even turn my head. Once i had the baby I was fine, could this be the so called "shoulder pain"? Just wondering because I thought I just had a really bad stiff neck.
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Re : should pain?

Postby expert on call » Sun Jun 22, 2003 08:41 pm

by expert on call (297 Posts), Sun Jun 22, 2003 08:41 pm

This probably is the so-called "shoulder pain". Swelling of the liver can cause irritation of the diaphragm, and the nerves that receive sensation from the diaphragm also receive sensation from the shoulder. This is known as "referred pain". Part of the neck is covered by the same nerves as well.

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