A member asked:

Everytime i take a deep breath i feel a sharp pain in my right shoulder ? what could cause this

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. answered

Right shoulder pain: some times people can have irritation of the diaphragm because of some pleuritic (lung lining inflammation). this can irritate the phrenic nerve ( nerve supplying the diaghphram. it give s irradiated pain to the shoulder. Other causes may inches musculoskeletal pain from pulled chest wall muscles or the muscles connecting chest and the shoulder. FU with doctor if sob, fevers, cough or concerns

Answered 12/16/2016


Dr. Abdul Khan answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Diaphragm: This symptom most commonly is a sign of irritation of the diaphragm (big muscle that separates chest from abdomen and helps us breathe). Sometimes it is seen with gall bladder inflammation. I would consult with a physician

Answered 11/27/2017



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