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A 41-year-old female asked:

For 1 hour felt ache in my left shoulder blade. each time i took a deep breath i had pain in my left chest & breast. non exertional/passenger in car?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Need an evaluation: There's more than one thing that can cause this. You could have pleurisy and the upper chest wall. But also shoulder pain can occur from Pleurisy, cardiac issues or even rupture spleen. I'm not making that diagnosis but I am suggesting you get an evaluation and to clarify whether any of these or some other process is involved
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Pain: Were you exerting yourself or lifting anything heavy recently or playing sports recently? Any back pain or fevers? Any recent travel outside US? Could be muscle strain or lung issue/infection: please answer these questions to help you get you better faster.
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Last updated Aug 7, 2021


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