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Pain under shoulder blade when taking a deep breath. what does this mean?

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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor.

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