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pain in lower right shoulder blade

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
18 years experience Cardiology
Musculoskeletal: There could be many causes for pain. It could be bone, muscle or radiated pain from somewhere else. You may wanna go to pcp and get checked.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Shoulder blade mass: This may be a ganglion cyst ( though shoulder blade area is rare) which can be painful or a regular cyst/fibroma. if it is painful follow up with der ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Shoulder and/or shoulder blade pain can be caused by an irriated shoulder or a pinched nerve in the neck. If turning your head in the direction of pa ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
35 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder: Abdominal pain radiating to the right shoulder is a common symptom of gallbladder disease. Typically this pain is worse after meals, especially fatty ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: It could be a lot of things. With the pain radiating down the arm, a nerve entrapment syndrome may be present. See your family doctor.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflamed nerves: The areas of pain are supplied by nerves from your neck.. In your age group, degenerative. Joint or disc disease could cause these pains. May need x ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe supraspinatus: The muscle in your upper shoulder blade is your supraspinatus. Pain there can be from injury to the muscle, impingement to its tendon (the rotator cuf ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Go to the doctor: Pain in the left chest that radiates to the arm or shoulder may be a sign of a heart problem. I can't make a diagnosis on the internet, but that is n ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. A good exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause, there is a condition known as subscapular ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Belly pain?: Pain can be referred to that area from the gall bladder and occasionally stomach. Do you have any belly pain or nausea, vomiting? If fever, see MD.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, i would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: If the pain lasts more than a day or two, it would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you.
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
CT spine : Any falls or weight loss. Please get cervical and thoracic spine CT. Good luck. Please see physician soon.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus l ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
See your family MD: Could be a herniated disk in the neck causing your pain or in your upper thoracic spine. Could also be muscle spasm with referred pain. See your fam ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Left arm: Make sure it is not a heart problem before attributing it to a shoulder bursitis, frozen shoulder.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
The textbook says...: This type of pain may need a thorough check with an urgent care physician if sudden onset. If it is chronic, see a doctor to evaluate your neck/ shoul ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the ... Read More
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