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Left Subscapular Pain
What to do if I have an intermittent pain in my right subscapular area. it responds to naproxen sometimes. liver & gs?
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and i would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
Varies: The two most common causes are an overuse of the left extremity causing a subscapular bursitis, that often causes pain just to the side of the scapula. Another common cause is an irritation of a thoracic nerve in the middle back. In either case, rest and possible use of an antiinflammatory is a good start, consider being seen if it does not improve. ...Read more
I'm having constant aching pain under my left shoulder blade that worsens and turns into a sharp pain when I take deep breaths. What could this be?
Noticeable pain only in left shoulder blade with some movement, but mostly when taking a deep breath. Have been under much stress & smoking a lot.
Pain is a message: While none of us likes pain, pain can be a good thing - it tells us something is wrong, or soemthing we are doing is wrong. When pain is associated with breathing and heavy smoking, it's message translated into voice is: go see your doc to get it checked out and stop smoking! smoking or drinking is a poor way to cope with stress - try eating/sleeping right exercise n a clinical psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have underarm pain on left hand side. Feels muscular. Comes and goes, not related cycle, Bra? Pleurisy? Have lifted heavy bags. Heart? Cancer?
Lifting: Few things will cause underarm pain. This is the site where the neurovascular pedicle passes from the neck, under the collar bone to the arm itself. The muscles there such as subscapular and latissimus can be strained by lifting heavy bags unless this is routine. The bra, lung inflammation (pleurisy) hormone cycles unrelated to producing these symptoms ...Read more
Pelvic issues?: Pain during intercourse (internal pain, not external or vaginal) is called dyspareunia; often seen with pelvic problems. Could be due to ovarian cysts, infection, tubal problems, including tubal pregnancy, uterine problems bowel abnormalities including crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, other. See your doc, get examined, maybe sono or other tests. ...Read more
Numerous: Numerous causes are possible, and the range of possibilities varies with your age, gender, and previous medical conditions. If it is left side of chest, causes include pneumonia, pericarditis, pleuritis, chest wall pain, shingles, pneumothorax, and many more. Left flank pain can be kidney stones or infection, bowel problems, etc. Best to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time 4 a bed change: Most likely you have some weakness and spasm in the muscle area and laying on it/not moving much during the night can reduce the blood flow to that region causing the aching. If change of position quickly resolves the pain, it is likely so. Back strengthening/stretching, and range of motion exercise will help, along with a new bed? If not better in 2-3 wks, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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