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when i eat or swallow i have pain inbetween my shoulder blades like stabbing pain

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Shoulder blade pain: It seems concering. It may be stomach ulcer, related to heart or aortic dissection. Needs further evaluation.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
If the pain: Is worse with positional change or movement, it could be due to misalignment of thoracic vertebrae from bad posture or workplace ergonomics. If you do ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See Orthopedist: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. The abdomen, heart and neck can also refer pain to the shoulder regio ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Pain sources: Could be referred by aorta, disc herniation irritating nerve or acute fracture of vertebra (bone ca) should have at least an x-ray. Good luck.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Milam
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Yes. It can be a pinched nerve or sometimes muscle pain from muscles around shoulder blade.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
A few ideas: Burning pain=often nerve pain.Stabbing=usually musculoskeletal.If you have both between shoulders w/more on 1 side, this is common w/ thoracic spine & ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Margheim
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Needs further workup: This very well could be pleurisy, which is an inflammation between the chest wall and lung. Having had a recent respiratory tract infection is a clas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Levator scapulae: 30's female w. intermittent pain in region of right scapula has gallbladder disorder or tendinitis insertion of right levator scapulae on right superi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor : When it gets hard to breathe you need to see a doctor asap.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder pain: Ms may be a factor, but more likely muscle strain. Also consider sprain or referred nerve root/dorsal nerve irritation.

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