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Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.

Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.

Not clear: Typically if pain is related to movement it is muscle related. You need to also consider pneumonia or in your age range to consider, though unlikely, a blood clot especially if you are on birth control. Heart disease or inflammatory diseases are something to consider although less likely. See your doctor for a full exam and history. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

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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I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade. Pain is worse when I breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when I eat or drink?

I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade. Pain is worse when I breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when I eat or drink?

Need evaluation: This could be chest wall muscle pain, pain from inside the chest sometimes call pleurisy, pain from your heart, sometimes call pericarditis, or some other reason. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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A sudden sharp left shoulder pain. It's not muscular and feels deeper in. It comes and goes and breathing causes it to hurt. No issue on movement.?

A sudden sharp left shoulder pain. It's not muscular and feels deeper in. It comes and goes and breathing causes it to hurt. No issue on movement.?

Get it checked out: If it is not movement related but does get worse with respiration then it is likely coming from your lung. The causes can be pleuritis, pneumonia, a blood clot, etc, so best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain during sex right before orgasm also have same left shoulder pain when I bend over, to do laundry. It really hurts, from deep within?

Left shoulder pain during sex right before orgasm also have same left shoulder pain when I bend over, to do laundry. It really hurts, from deep within?

Strain/tendonitis: It's possible you have a strain of one of the small stabilizing muscles that keeps the shoulder together or even inflammation of one of the tendons. Have your doctor examine you to see if he/she can pinpoint the muscle or tendon and possibly recommend treatment like physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize the affected muscle/tendon. NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help as well. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain when deep breathing. Can it be gas?

Not Likely: Consider a muscle strain in the area of the effected shoulder. Also consider some condition in the lung such as pleurisy. Do you have any sign of an infection or have you strained your muscles recently. Also, consider reflux espophagitis. Do you get a sour taste in the mouth? Consider cardiac pain. How is your heart? ...Read more

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What can cause left shoulder blade pain when taking deep breaths and some movements?

What can cause left shoulder blade pain when taking deep breaths and some movements?

Nerve injury: I've seen suprascapular neuropathy do this, easily treated with a local steorid injection b ut has to be differentiated from pleurisy, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, etc ...Read more

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Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Couple of things: Could be a couple of things. If not going away in a couple of days, then should have it checked by someone. Maybe even get X-ray. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain under right side when taking a deep breath and moving?

Mgt: Your symptoms can be related to irritation of the pleural lining of the lung or causes by muscular strain. IF the pain improves with a heating pad and Motrin, it is most likely Musculo-Skeletal disease. ...Read more

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Привет Shoulder pain under right side when taking a deep breath and moving?

Maybe lung related: Sounds more like lung issue. Check with your medical doctor to make sure your don't have pneumonia. You also need to see an orthopedist to try to isolate exactly where the problem is ...Read more

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What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

What is causing my chest, lung and shoulder pain when taking deep breaths?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I'm having shoulder pain that radiates down to my wrist I've also noticed that when I take a deep breath I get a sharp pain in my shoulder,?

Brachial plexus?: Middle age person with shoulder pain intensified by inspiration & with radiation of pain to wrist needs Neurology evaluation to rule out brachial plexus injury, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS, & lung tumor. Some Neurologists are unfamiliar with physical exam methods to define TOS & uncomfortable with this diagnosis; in which case an Osteopath might be consulted. An MRI of shoulder is indicated. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme back and shoulder pain that came w/ very mild fever. I also feel sharp pain in my lower back when I take a deep breath?

Back/shoulder pain: See a doctor ASAP. Pain can be referred from the abdomen by irritating the diaphragm (gall bladder, pancreas, etc.); may be from the lungs with irritation of the pleura (lining around lungs). This may represent infection or non-infectious inflammation, but whichever it proves to be it needs to be evaluated quickly and dealt with appropriately. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on the left side extreme fatigue shoulder pain on the left side and shortness of breath what does this mean?

See your doctor!: Left sided chest pain that radiates to the shoulder and is associated with fatigue and shortness of breath is very concerning for a heart or lung problem. This should be evaluated very soon by your doctor with physical exam, ekg, chest x-ray and blood tests. This constellation of symptoms should prompt a visit to the emergency room. I would recommend that you chew an Aspirin and go or call 911. ...Read more

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I feel there's a lump in the right side of my throat no pain while swallowing. Lump sensation hurts when I take a deep breath and right shoulder pain?

Hard to say: Would need more info and exam. If it has been fairly recent swollen nodes can cause similar symptoms and are often associated with a viral or bacterial infection. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

Stress: If you have given your Dr all of the information and his examination is normal and basic labs are normal including EKG and your family history of early heart disease or sudden death is negative then not likely heart disease. Attributing it to stress should mean that other causes of chest pain need to be considered. Stress often a wastebasket term we use when don't know what it is. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

@ Ur age there R--: -many possibilities. Cardiac, bursitis rotator cuff disease R the main things that come 2 mind & need 2 B evaluated in that order ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?

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 more

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Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

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

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Bad abdominal painand left shoulder pain. Why?

Bad abdominal painand left shoulder pain. Why?

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

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How can I fix my left shoulder pain?

Diagnose first: Determine the cause and then treat the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

Shoulders complicatd: 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.
James dillard, md. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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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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