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I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I take a deep breath

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: Multiple causes of this, many of which are quite benign, including things like pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung that can ha ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure of your: diagnosis. This might be related to inflammation of cartilage or muscle. You have not told us if this has been medically evaluated yet. If not, I wou ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pleuritic pain: This question describes what is known as pleuritic pain - a sharp pain worsening with inspiration is common although musculoskeletal/intercostal injur ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest wall pain: Moving arm and deep breathing making the pain worse, tells that pain is from your chest wall, possible muscle or bone. Let your physician check it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pleurisy: Pain with deep inspiration is often caused by pleurisy. Pleurisy is often associated with a recent respiratory illness.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Perhaps serious.: There are a variety of things that could cause this. If it just started happening hours or minutes ago and it is getting worse, seek immediate medical ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?Pleuritic: Inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, known as pleuritis or pleurisy, can cause "pleuritic" chest pain. Pleuritis should be suspec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Pleurisy: It is benign. Sould go away by itself. Try nsaids. If persits see M.D.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Should see your PCP-: For an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a ct scan, depending on what the pcp finds. Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, straine ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Brachial plexus ?: Middle age person with shoulder pain intensified by inspiration & with radiation of pain to wrist needs Neurology evaluation to rule out brachial ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Pleuritic pain: Sharp pains on inspiration are pleuritic and not cardiac-- they imply the kind of discomfort brought on by movement of either the chest wall or expan ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: This is probably nothing but muscular but any pain that is worsened with breathing deserves evaluation by a doctor. This could be from a pneumothorax ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Pleuritic Pain: This either could be due to pulled muscle or due to some viral infection of the lungs. If you continue to experience these symptoms, you may want to s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Your symptoms could be signs of pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung or other conditions for which you'll need medical treatment. Hope you're feeling b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
Hard to say: I will be honest with you, while your symptoms are definitely bothering you, it with be a disservice on my part to give you a possible diagnosis witho ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor fast: Your question is concerning on a lot of levels given your youth and so you should see a doctor or go to urgent care right away. It is hard to pull a m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your doctor: Rib pain in a young person can be due to exertion such as running or weight lifting. It can also be due to inflammation in your chest cartilage calle ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Sheynin
21 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Could me muscle spasm, but could not exclude pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumetorax (air in you chest). If you are short of breath on exertion or a ... Read More
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Dr. Ketan Mody
17 years experience Sports Medicine
See below: This could be a chostochondritis, bursa irritation or a rotator cuff issue. It could also be your lung. This is definitely something that needs to ... Read More
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