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A 29-year-old female asked:

11pm severe indigestion pain under breastbone 2 hrs moved to the right then moved to shoulder blades, total 5 hrs pain could it be anything wrong?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Indigestion limited: Indigestion should be relieved over a short period of time. You are 29 so it is unlikely to be a heart problem. Unless your family has a history of heart problems. Simple things like what you ate, when, etc. If the pain persists or if you have a family history then you should see a doctor or emergency department. Shoulder blade pain can be concern for aortic dissection but it is severe.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Shoulder pain: This pattern of severe digestive symptoms (presumably after a meal) is typical of gallbladder pain (biliary colic). The pain is usually pretty abrupt in onset, just after a meal, can last for hours, with nausea. The gallbladder is relatively unique in commonly sending pain to the r shoulder blade. Many causes can lead to pain under the breast bone (epigastric pain).

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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