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A 54-year-old female asked:

Can cholecystitis or lithiasis cause pain in the upper left back, near the scapula?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes, but...: ...The biliary tree more typically refers pain to the right scapula. Best to clarify the diagnosis.
Dr. Michelle Gordon
General Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe, not common: Most commonly, gallbladder pain is referred to the middle or right upper back, mid-epigastrium, and right upper quadrant. If you have pain and/or nausea after eating (especially a fatty meal) get checked out by your doctor.

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What causes pain in the left side that radiates to your back?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Numerous: Numerous causes are possible, and the range of possibilities varies with your age, gender, and previous medical conditions. If it is left side of chest, causes include pneumonia, pericarditis, pleuritis, chest wall pain, shingles, pneumothorax, and many more. Left flank pain can be kidney stones or infection, bowel problems, etc. Best to see your doctor for an evaluation.

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