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pain under lower left shoulder blade

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Shoulder blade pain: Your pain may be muscular, but may also be related to heart or lung problems. You should see your primary care doctor for a history, physical exam and ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend that you see a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss the best treatment options for you, you may want to get an x-ra ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Costochondritis : The pain you describe is typical of either costochondritis pleurisy. The shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough maybe from asthma. The only wa ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Injections?: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Ribcage/chest pain can be from rib joints. Sometimes, trigger point ... Read More
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Asap.
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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 63-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 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 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completel ... 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Costochondritis?: Superficial chest wall pain in young women is very common. If you press gently on the painful area and find a spot that's tender to the touch -- but n ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Aching pain: Best to get an aching pain evaluated. You can try Ibuprofen or an over the counter pain med which may help a simple strain/sprain, but if persists, t ... 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 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Various: Several different things could be causing this. Pleurisy from a cold, pneumonia, rib bruise, shingles, arthritis, spinal nerve root compression, or ir ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
40 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or ... 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Vague question: Your question is too vague. Please be a little mor explicit. There are numerous causes of chest and armpit pain.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Referred pain: This is classic; the pain fibers from the region of the bottom of the right shoulder blade and the bile duct system cross in the spinal cord. It's fa ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area.
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A 43-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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likey bursitis?: Most pain over or under shoulder blade are from bursitis? Also do not forget pain coming out for disc in the cervical area?
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck v cardiac v: This could be a lower level cervical disc herniation at c6-7 or c7-t1 or it could be a heart issue or even an upper love lung problem . Your age woul ... Read More
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