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Left Shoulder Pain When Coughing
I have a cold and heavy dry cough. Chest pain when breathing ans shallow breathing and left shoulder blade pain when coughing. Very lethargic?
Problematic: The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and chest pain could indicate development of an early pneumonia or pleurisy. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Very tired & hair is coming out handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow?
Time to see your Dr: I'm trying to follow what you are saying, but one thing is clear. Something is not right. Many of the symptoms you describe may occur from hormonal or vitamin issues, but they also could be signs of a more serious problem. Ask to be scheduled for a comprehensive physical and some lab work. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There can be many reasons for this - a muscle strain or joint sprain, a slightly torn tendon, and irritated bursa, an unstable shoulder joint, arthritis, torn cartilage, or shoulder parts jamming each other on motion. This requires a careful shoulder examination by a rehab or orthopedic doc. Don't let this go on too long.
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Left shoulder pain when reach behind/across body, lay on left side/on back at night what could this be? It's been happening about a month after accident
Do Some Research: This sounds like a "classic" case of a rotator cuff problem. That is, the tendons that move and/or stabilize the shoulder. If you're careful, it can heal on its own, but if there's been no progress after 4-6 months, go see an orthopedic doctor. Before that, avoid straining above shoulder height. Look on the internet for stretching and mobilizing exercises, use Motrin and apply ice after activity. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?
How is function?:
If range of motion is good (arm goes all the way up in the air and all the way behind the back) and have not had a recent injury, I usually recommend nsaids under care of a pcp.
If your pain goes away completely that is great. If not you should be evaluated for something that may need more treatment. ...Read more
Your description is: Not sufficient to be able to provide a diagnosis over the internet. The combination of shoulder pain and abdominal pain is often a finding in serious intra-abdominal problems. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation and testing as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Evaluation: A middle age male with chronic unilateral shoulder pain needs to be evaluated. The shoulder is an exceedingly complex mechanism with numerous soft tissues that, when injured, can each become generators of chronic pain. A hands-on evaluation by an osteopath would be useful. Until then, rest and heat are advised. Acupuncture and massage might help. ...Read more
I've had severe left shoulder pain for two years. It wakes me up at night. My arm pops and comes out of place. I've had no injury to the arm.
Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?
Depending on your-: -age, this could be impingement. Some symptoms include trouble putting on a coat or blouse, fastening your bra, and a positive empty can sign. You extend your arm out in front of you, elbow extended & pretend that you're emptying a can rotating your arm as is emptying a can. In Wisconsin we call it the empty beer can sign. If not painful or if it is, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
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