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Intermittent Pain In The Shoulder Blade
Intermittent pain in left shoulder blade for one month, sometimes goes down left arm, no other symptoms?
What is the question: If you are asking about heart disease, the answer is that you need a good assessment by a doctor, who will take into consideration your health history, family history, and other risk factors. If you want to know what the pain is, then there's not enough information to give you a good answer. See your doc! ...Read more
No: Pancreas cancer arises in 3 areas of the gland, the head producing painless jaundice, mid body invading celiac plexus to cause severe back pain and tail lesions near the spleen obstructing splenic vein to cause gastric varies from vasa brevia. Pain in left shoulder blade is due to irritation of the left diaphragmatic crura due to inflammation at the site not from distal pancreas Ca ...Read more
Hard to say: More details please! How long does the pain last? Is is sharp or dull? Does it happen with movement or at rest? Any other symptoms? Atypical chest pain can be serious or minor depending on all these things, plus your medical history. If the pain is only with movement, it is likely due to a problem with your muscles. If not, lots of causes. See a doc. If shortness of breath, nausea, pain to ER. ...Read more
What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade, down arm to fingers, ribs below breast. PCP says not cardiac. Some pain in xiphoid, chest.
“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?
Left not gallbladder: Pain in the left upper back can be from the pancreas, stomach, but very unlikely the gallbladder. Noticing that the pain is worse with eating, movement, breathing is important ...Read more
I am having severe, intermittent stabbing like pain in the top right of my back, under my shoulder blade. Occurred yesterday too for a short time too?
More information is needed : did you have any extra activity / exercise / crushing injury to upper back, any extra lifting of objects over the past days, did you experience other associated symptoms with the pain (sweating, problems breathing, dizziness, nausea, severe headache, chest pain), have you used any medicine...
Please seek medical attention for your pain. Take care... ...Read more
No: I say no because u said intermittent, so am presuming this has been going on for a while. Commonly, tingling or some sensation...Itchy, pain... Occurs prior to the outbreak of the rash of shingles, but generally this happens within 10 days. The rash is like crops of tiny blisters that occur along a nerve path on only one side of the body. Likely tingle will resolve on own. If not, c the doc. ...Read more
Intermittent mild localized left bicep pain. Dizziness. No swelling/warmth. Blood clot or nerve? I also have left peck and shoulder/blade pain.
? Cervical Radiculop: Athy. One can see dizziness and radiating pain into the upper shoulder, biceps or radial side of the forearm. The pectoralis muscle receives innervation for most all cervical nerve roots and by your description the most likely level would be c5-6. You should see your doctor for a full exam. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I have been having intermittent and alternating left shoulder and shoulder blade, upper and outer left arm pain x1wk. No chest pain. Brewing heart atk?
Get checked: Multiple possible causes of your symptoms. May certainly be musculoskeletal, but cardiac needs to be ruled out. A good detail history of your symptoms coulpled with an exam of the area will likely sort it out. ...Read more
What would cause intermittent pain under right breast towards the back radiating to right shoulder blade been going on for over a month?
It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
What would cause intermittent pain under right breast towards the back radiating to right shoulder blade been going on since December 5th?
Gallbladder: Very common area for GALLBLADDER pain, however have to make sure that LUNGS and HEART are checked. I would talk to primary care to determine if further work up is needed. ...Read more
10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain. Pain also in arm down to fingers. Back pain can sometimes be eased by deep breath. What is this?
Could be impingement: You may have some inflamed muscles in the shoulder blade region and even into the shoulder, which might also be in spasm, causing some of that pain. With inflammation, sometimes nerves can get pinched and impinged, causing you to have referred pain down your arm and fingers. You can try heat and ice, as well as Ibuprofen but may need to see your doc for physical therapy referral and/or imaging. ...Read more
Localized, boring pain under right shoulder blade close to spine. Moderate intermittent pain w/full or very empty stomach. Gb removed in'96 and patulous spot seen in '97. Other causes?
Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?
What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain? Pain also in arm down to fingers. Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath. Fear cardiac.
Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers. Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?
Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more
On 2 mile walk, left thumb felt tingly, then index finger. No pain or sob. Intermittent left shoulder blade pain for 10 mos. Ideas? Heart? Muscle? Nerve?
I'm having pain in the shoulder blade area up into neck and head on right side, what could it be and should I be concerned?
Sounds like a nerve: A pinched nerve may give you the symptoms you are experiencing. Other things can cause pain like this may come from reffered pain. Sometimes gallbladder problems can radiate to the right shoulder. A thorough history and physical will point your doctor in the right direction. A cat scan of the cervical spine and rt shoulder may help. An emg/nct study of the rt upper extremity may be required. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.
Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Had back/shoulder blade pain when back is flexed, and pain in the shoulder too. Did a lot blood test and vitamin d def was found, what could this b?
May be unrelated: Vitamin d deficiency is all too common and may not be the cause of your symptoms. You could take over the counter preparation of vitamin d but that may not address the pain. The pain issue would require physical examination and more history to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more
Depends: I'm assuming you are describing a dislocated shoulder. Return to work depends on many factors. Hopefully you were treated by a physician. Additional injuries to the shoulder can occur after a dislocation such a cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries. Follow. Your doctors advice. ...Read more