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Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one closer to my left shoulder.

Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one  closer to my left shoulder.

Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to prove and if positive, start either Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) to treat/prevent also at some point in future consider zostivax vaccine if age >65. ...Read more

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I have a jumping in my left shoulder?

I have a jumping in my left shoulder?

This may well be: a muscle spasm. It may also be an irritated muscle that keeps contracting on an irregular basis. Have you overdone it? Have you been working hard or exercising. There is not enough history here to further dx but if continues see the doc. ...Read more

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My left shoulder hurts and middile of cheast?

My left shoulder hurts and middile of cheast?

Maybe important: Is your pain changed with deep breaths? Is your pain affected by moving your shoulder or pressing against your shoulder? Is your pain affected by pushing on your middle of chest? If your answer is yes, then you have a musculoskeletal problem ( issue relating to bone, muscle or other connective tissue and not heart). If answer no and you have a family history of heart attacks, go to emergency! ...Read more

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What causes pain in left shoulder and ribs while lying on left side?

What causes pain in left shoulder and ribs while lying on left side?

Strain: I cannot provide you with any final diagnosis based on the paucity of date provided, but rib/shoulder pain that is position dependent seems to be more consistent with some musculoskeletal issues such as strain, overuse, especially if there is history of it. If you are in doubt, better be seen as more serious things such as heart and/or abdominal issues may mimic the above. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder. Worse when sleeping?

Pain in left shoulder. Worse when sleeping?

Luggage or sports?: Did you recently pull luggage or play some sport? Did you carry something heavy or sleep on the shoulder in an unusual way? The pain you describe sounds like you stretched some ligament or tendon in your shoulder. Try to not use the shoulder or limit motion for a couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not, see an orthopedist or chiropractor. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder blade after sleeping?

Need for examination: If the pain lasts more than a day or two, it would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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Why does my left shoulder keep falling asleep?

Why does my left shoulder keep falling asleep?

Likely your neck: Given your age, you may have cervical strain with can irritate your spinal nerves. This may cause a change in sensation in different areas of your arm. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon with help confirm the diagnosis and guide your care. A round of anti-inflammatories and physical therapy is typically successful in alleviating your pain. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid from left shoulder pain?

See below: Rest ice oral anti-inflammatory medication cortisone injection. See your pcp. ...Read more

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How do I relieve throbbing pain in left shoulder?

Diagnosis first : If the pain is from a specific injury, can initially try rice therapy. Otherwise if it just came about, then suggest seeing a doctor for an examination as many things can cause throbbing shoulder pain, most benign and a few not so benign. ...Read more

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What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, i would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

See doctor now: See a doctor. It may be nothing or it may be a heart problem - do not delay. A man your age may be at high risk for the onset of heart disease. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and bicep numbness on and off for 2 days?

Left shoulder and bicep numbness on and off for 2 days?

See a neurologist: There may be pinching of nerves in the neck or just above collar bone. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or continue conservative care. ...Read more

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The veins in my left shoulder are hard what does it mean?

The veins in my left shoulder are hard what does it mean?

See vein specialist: Veins should be soft and not hard. A hard feeling vein suggests that it may be clotted. If it is hard, tender and warm then i would be very concerned about this vein having phlebitis (inflammation of the vein). See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Pain in left shoulder right side of neck possible causes?

Nerve Problem?: The two may or may not be related and represent separate problems or different manifestations of a common problem such as a problem in your neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in your neck can be one possible cause but i would recommend you see your doctor to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left shoulder blade, what should I do?

See PCP : 'lumps' on shoulder blades could be several things but what u should do is see your physician. Fatty benign tumors( lipomas) are common here.If u fell, an organizing hematoma may be forming. Osteochondromas are not uncommon on the scapula. All this is speculation; see your pcp w/ possible referral to orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can cause back pain right below the left shoulder blade?

Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor. ...Read more