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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have a sharp pain near my left shoulder blade and i have been coughing up blood?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Hemoptysis : Coughing up blood can often be benign. However, when present in association with pain in the shoulder blade, a more serious cause needs to be evaluated for. The pain in the shoulder blade is likely referred pain (viscerosomatic) from the lungs or its lining. Please consult a doctor very soon.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2013

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