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What cause dull pain in upper back by left shoulder blade? 29/f.

What cause dull pain in upper back by left shoulder blade? 29/f.

Scapular pain: There are a number of causes of scapular pain. The most serious is referred pain from the lungs or heart. Musculoskeletally the discomfort can be from an irratated nerve, muscle spasm, bursitis. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Please explain dull pain in left middle of back?

Muscle strain: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the spine. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause back pain. You can also get back pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the middle of your back could be related to chest conditions or your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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I got a dull, pain in my lower left side of back that radiates to my front. What could this be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant dull pain in the lower back on the left side? Nothing relieves it.

A muscle pull: Do you exercise? Construction? Any other active activities that involve bending or lifting? See your doc and get an evaluation. As you could need meds and or physical therapy ...Read more

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I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and I believe its from lifting s/th heavy. Like milk gallon. Active person, why does it happ?

Recurrent back pain: This is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain. also you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis. If you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor ...Read more

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I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?

I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?

See below: It possible that it 's just a tension headache. But you should better check with your doctor, if it's repeating as you described. You can also try to take an advil (ibuprofen) in a mean time as recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

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I Have a dull pain in the back of my head on the left side, but I'm not sure what it is. And im worried.

Muscle spasms.: You may have spasms of the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massages. If it persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.

I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.

Tension?: You may have some spasming in the muscles on the left side of the neck where they attach to the skull. This can produce a headache as you describe. I would try some advil, (ibuprofen) moist heat and a massage. If it persists you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I twist and turn or bend to the right or left I have a dull pain in my lower right back. It feels more like the muscle is stretching..

When I twist and turn or bend to the right or left I have a dull pain in my lower right back. It feels more like the muscle is stretching..

Muscle strain/pull: Sounds like you have attained or pulled a muscle in your low back. This is very common and should improve with a relative decrease in your activity, Nsaids and stretching. Also stay away from sharp movements and lifting if you can ...Read more

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Felt dull pain on back left side coming around to left side. Got period in am. It's normal. I'm passing tissue which happens on day one. Why the pain?

Felt dull pain on back left side coming around to left side. Got period in am. It's normal. I'm passing tissue which happens on day one. Why the pain?

Menstrual pain?: If I understand your question, you might be describing a condition called "mittleschmerz" (if I've spelled this correctly). It occurs when the egg is released from the ovary, the contents around the egg which are also released can causing back pain. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?

Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having a dull pain in my chest it feels as if it is spreading to my left shoulder and my back. Its kinda freaking me out. What could it be?

I'm having a dull pain in my chest it feels as if it is spreading to my left shoulder and my back. Its kinda freaking me out. What could it be?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
It is likely that stresses in your life and unresolved feelings are causing these symptoms.
Alcohol and drug use can increase the intensity of the symptoms.
Please see the physician soon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The back of my neck hurts when I look up. When I don't move it I have dull pain on the part where my left shoulder meets with the bottom of my neck.?

The back of my neck hurts when I look up. When I don't move it I have dull pain on the part where my left shoulder meets with the bottom of my neck.?

Neck strain/sprain: Often no specific injury, but many people suffer neck/shoulder pain unknowingly caused by long-term desk work (looking at the computer all day) and poor sleep position at night etc... I would suggest doing some really good range-of-motion/stretching exercises; use of some motrin/aleve, gentle-warm heat massage may help. If not better, consult doc for a more complete evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I ve had a pain in my back under my left shoulder blade for a little more than two months it s a dull pain but doesn t seem to go away otherwise I m completely healthy should I be concerned?

Pain: Two months of dull pain without progression of symptoms could be muscle in origin. It is best to have it checked by your doctor to be on safe side. ...Read more

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I have an achey, dull pain in the upper left area of my back and the side of my ribs. Could it be from coughing too much since I have a cold?

I have an achey, dull pain in the upper left area of my back and the side of my ribs. Could it be from coughing too much since I have a cold?

Yes: You may have strained the muscles in between your ribs from coughing repeatedly. If the pain persists you may want to see your pcp. Sometimes this pain may be from the pleura (the lining around your lungs) as well. ...Read more