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Left shoulder blade pain over a month. Worse lying, comes & goes standing. Orthopedic said nothing. Gallbladder out. Should I see another dr? Serious?

Left shoulder blade pain over a month. Worse lying, comes & goes standing. Orthopedic said nothing. Gallbladder out. Should I see another dr? Serious?

Shoulder pain: Presence of pain is the bodies way of telling us something is wrong. So yes you need to seek another opinion, perhaps some testing should be ordered . ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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Right shoulder blade pain - doc says it isn't my gallbladder. Any other ideas?

Right shoulder blade pain - doc says it isn't my gallbladder. Any other ideas?

Commonly missed: Rib: Several possible causes including pleurisy or lung injury, punctured intestine. The most common cause for pain in this location which is not serious, however, but is extremely painful is a dysfunctional rib. Md's almost never make this diagnosis, but osteopathic docs who commonly do hands-on diagnosis and treatment, in addition to doing all the other work-up, often find and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Left rib and shoulder blade pain. Gallbladder gone 1 yr. ago causing terrible GERD and ab. pain. CT, blood, endo clear 8 mo. ago. Pain reflux related?

Unlikely : Based on the location, I would say it's unlikely to be gerd related. Sounds like it may be more of a musculoskeletal type of pain. Maybe try some yoga? Sounds crazy, but it could work. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a collapsed gallbladder & is it normal to have HORRIBLE pain under the shoulder blade?

I have a collapsed gallbladder & is it normal to have HORRIBLE pain under the shoulder blade?

Pain on right: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. Gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain occurs after eating, especially fatty foods, can be severe. If pain lasts more than an hour or if you vomit get to your doctor. Ultrasound, and/or TECH HIDA can diagnose. Ask for surgery consult. Be well ...Read more

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Does pain under the right shoulder blade indicate a gallbladder problem?

Does pain under the right shoulder blade indicate a gallbladder problem?

It can-referred pain: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search for other causes. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery, pain in right shoulder blade common?

After gallbladder surgery, pain in right shoulder blade common?

Shoulder pain: Not common, but it does happen if the diaphragmatic nerves are irritated and there is referred pain to the posterior shoulder. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade it is worse when I put my chin to my chest. Is this definitely muscoskeltal or do I need to worry of gallbladder or aorta?

Pain in right shoulder blade it is worse when I put my chin to my chest. Is this definitely muscoskeltal or do I need to worry of gallbladder or aorta?

Sounds muscular: right sided pin when you move your chin to chest sounds like a muscle related pain. Gallbladder pain is related to eating. Aortic pain is between shoulder blades. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm. Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom

Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm.  Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom

Doubtful: not your classic gall bladder symptoms. Gall bladder issues really would not change or occur with movements of you arm. Sounds like a sprain. Get eval. best wishes. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder cause pain left shoulder blade? It's hurting in the right and middle too. Have suspected gallbladder disease w/out stones-

Yes: Gallbladder can hurt in several areas and pain radiates to some areas. HIDA scan can help to diagnose dysfunctional GB. Also, if normal - endoscopy may help to rule out GERD, hiatal hernia that may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more