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I have been having pain in the back between the shoulder blade and gassy?

I have been having pain in the back between the shoulder blade and gassy?

Yes: Anything that causes strain or spasm of the muscles can cause pain in those muscles or muscle groups. The area your talking about is probably the second most common area of the body to experience this, the first being lower back. ...Read more

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I have been having upper back pain as well as muscle spasms and tingling between my spine and the bottom of my shoulder blades. I am breastfeeding.?

I have been having upper back pain as well as muscle spasms and tingling between my spine and the bottom of my shoulder blades. I am breastfeeding.?

Not breastfeeding.: The back pain is unlikely caused from breast feeding. Back pain is common during and after pregnancy and hopefully will respond to weight loss, stretching and core strengthening. Try yoga! ...Read more

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I have been having pain between shoulder blades mainly on right side and the last two days have felt burning in the back of my throat. Gerds? Cancer?

I have been having pain between shoulder blades mainly on right side and the last two days have felt burning in the back of my throat. Gerds? Cancer?

Esophagus: It is possible that you are having some esophageal dysfunction causing interscapular discomfort and reflux. Occasionally gall bladder problems can cause similar symptoms. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. In the meantime taking prilosec May help. ...Read more

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What causes pain in alternating shoulder blades? Pain has been in my left shoulder blade with burning and now moved to the right.

Exam: you are describing both neuritis and myalgia ( muscle and nerve irritiation/pain)- you need an examination to determine the cause.The burning pain suggests periperal neuropathy- get checked for diabetes and shingles. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that hurts worse when I breathe in. Also occasional pain in arm and hand.

I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that hurts worse when I breathe in. Also occasional pain in arm and hand.

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that is worse when I breathe in Also occasional pain in arm and hand Could it be cervical rib?

I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that is worse when I breathe in Also occasional pain in arm and hand Could it be cervical rib?

TOS: It could be. One simple test to try is to try and find your pulse in that arm with the arm at rest. Then continue to check the pulse as you raise that are overhead. IF you loose the pulse or it becomes very weak, then you should see see a specialist for evaluation. Be sure they have experience with thoracic outlet syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in the back between the shoulder blade and spine, what exercises can help me.?

I have been having pain in the back between the shoulder blade and spine, what exercises can help me.?

Stretching: It sounds as though you have sprained the rhomboid muscles. These support your shoulder blade and can be strained if you have been doing pull ups; sitting for long periods of time typing with your arms held out in front of you. Sometimes this pain is due to a nerve in your neck being pinched. Most likely it is musclular, and stretching along with stopping the source will help. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pains in my back shoulder blades and also sternum what does this mean?

I have been having sharp pains in my back shoulder blades and also sternum what does this mean?

Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities for these symptoms, so hard to answer in detail. The shoulder blade pain could be bursitis, a neuropathy or mono neuritis, muscle strain, or specialized arthritis such as autoimmune, rheumatoid, or lupus. The sternum could involve costrochondritis, pleurisy, fibromyalgia, or others. I would encourage discussing the whole of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Top of my shoulders and in between my shoulder blades hurt with occasional pain in upper left arm. Been going on a 2weeks now. Is that lung or spine?

Top of  my shoulders and in between my shoulder blades hurt with occasional pain in upper left arm. Been going on a 2weeks now. Is that lung or  spine?

Varies, be seen: You are right, there are a number of possibilities including the lung and the spine. Women are also notorious for having cardiac ischemia presenting in unusual ways. When pain runs into the left shoulder like you are describing, it is concerning for a cardiac event. I would encourage you to be seen just to make sure it is not something potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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I am 16 and have been having pain in my collar bones and shoulder blades. I have arthritis in my lower back and am not sure if that is the cause?

I am 16 and have been having pain in my collar bones and shoulder blades. I have arthritis in my lower back and am not sure if that is the cause?

The first order of : business is to see your pediatrician, who may refer you to a pediatric rheumatologist. A thorough history & physical, MRI of the spine, family history & molecular genetic testing all help determine the type, which determines long-term management. Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis is one of the disorders that affects the spine & may affect peripheral joints & non-articular (non-jointed) bones. ...Read more

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I have increased pain in my shoulder, shoulder blade area and headaches with sharp pain mostly on the right side of my head. Also having nausea.

Be seen: It would be wise to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Among one of multiple possibilities is a pinched nerve in the neck which can cause severe neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain and potentially nausea secondary to the pain itself. There are many other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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Lately I have been having shoulder side stomach and bj pain and sometimes get this sharp pain in uterus?

See your gynecologis: Persistant pain is a reason to see your doctor. From the description it is hard to tell what the etiology is. You might have an ovarian cyst causing referred shoulder pain. But there are hundreds of causes so it can't be pinned down on this venue. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain in my lower right back/hip area both in the joint and muscle. Never had before?

Disc problem?: if you have severe back pain ( never had before) and it nos responding to Acetaminophen and alive.. you may need imaging studies ( MRI) to ruled out any other cause of pain, ...Read more

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I have been having pain in the lower back area as well as pain on the sides above the hips..Moreoever I have been feeling a shortness of breath?

I have been having pain in the lower back area as well as pain on the sides above the hips..Moreoever I have been feeling a shortness of breath?

Related?: It's hard to relate these 2 symptoms. A blood borne infection that seeds your pelvis could cause both, but that would be rare and you would be very ill. I suggest you get some testing done to rule out serious illness. The most likely outcome is that you have 2 minor issues. ...Read more