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sharp pain in left shoulder when breathing

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Get it checked out: If it is not movement related but does get worse with respiration then it is likely coming from your lung. The causes can be pleuritis, pneumonia, a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Don Buford
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julien Fahed
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Call 911: When it comes to chest pain, we would like to be very careful about the heart and advise all the patients to got to the ER and get checked by a physic ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: Multiple potential causes, but because cardiac ischemia can present with similar symptoms and is potentially life threatening, the safest thing to do ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Any : Any chest pain must always be taken seriously. Cardiac pain can present in many different ways, but is often beneath the sternum (substernal), can ra ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
See below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. If your pain is relieved sitting forward, worse lying on your back, you likely have pericarditis. If not, it's ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this qu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain: This symptom can be caused by a pinched nerve in the upper vertebral area, by pleurisy or pneumonia. It also could be a very early sign of shingles so ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
Go to ER: Though low probability, the first thing you want to have ruled out is a major cardiac of vascular problem that could be life threatening. If you haven ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: You have pleuritic pain - meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Lipnick
30 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not Likely: Consider a muscle strain in the area of the effected shoulder. Also consider some condition in the lung such as pleurisy. Do you have any sign of an ... Read More
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