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4 Potential Severe Bicep Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Limb - Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves varying muscle weakness and wasting.

    This genetic disorder is considered irreversible, but symptoms can be effectively managed with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    muscle aches, weakness, arm weakness, leg weakness, shoulder weakness
    Symptoms that always occur with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy:
    weakness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Enchondroma

    Enchondroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of cartilage, which is a type of tissue that provides lubrication and shock absorbance in joints. These tumors usually begin during childhood, and are discovered in people between 10 and 20 years of age. Enchondromas are very common, and are in fact the most common tumor of the hand.

    Chronic (tumors will not go away on their own), but are not expected to decrease life expectancy in any way.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous thigh pain, spontaneous hand pain, arm pain, swollen finger, thigh pain
    Symptoms that always occur with enchondroma:
    spontaneous hand pain
    Symptoms that never occur with enchondroma:
    unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a condition that results from damage to the developing brain, which usually occurs before the age of 3. The damage can be due to a variety of factors, and there is a lot of research that is still being carried out in this field. The damage to the brain causes problems such as motor deficits, epilepsy, failure to thrive, sleep disturbances, and many others.

    Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition with no cure, but most patients have a mild form of the disease and will not have a shortened life expectancy.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    involuntary movements, mental disability, non-voluntary, brief, irregular dance-like movements, muscle stiffness/rigidity, slow, writhing, continuous movements
    Symptoms that always occur with cerebral palsy:
    mental disability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Severe Bicep Pain

  • Q.About your [upper arm], do you notice:
  • Q.Did you recently experience an injury to the upper arm area?
  • Q.About your [shoulder], do you notice any of the following?
  • Q.Does your pain continue into the night?

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Severe Bicep Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced severe bicep pain have also experienced:

    • 20% Severe Shoulder Pain
    • 15% Bicep Pain
    • 10% Pain in One Shoulder
  • People who have experienced severe bicep pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced severe bicep pain were most often matched with:

    • 2% Limb - Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
    • 2% Enchondroma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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