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I have been sitting for the last hour and I have a pain on right side of chest that travelled through my back to my shoulder it hurts when i breathe?

I have been sitting for the last hour and I have a pain on right side of chest that travelled through my back to my shoulder it hurts when i breathe?

Red flag !: There are many possible causes (acute coronary syndrome, valvular heart problems, muscle disorder, anxiety, etc.). "watchful waiting" is never the right approach. Get your symptoms checked asap. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 pain in my left shoulder it hurts when i breathe and I have a cough?

I have pain in my left shoulder it hurts when i breathe and I have a cough?

See doctor: Your symptoms could be signs of pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung or other conditions for which you'll need medical treatment. Hope you're feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Where my neck and my shoulder meet it hurts when i breathe heavily or laugh? whats wrong or what should i do?

Where my neck and my shoulder meet it hurts when i breathe heavily or laugh? whats wrong or what should i do?

Referred pain: This discomfort suggests either pressure on a nerve in the neck or referred pain from the right upper abdominal area or diaphragm. Even pathology in the right lung base can do this. It's best that you see your physician who will take a complete history,perform a thorough examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that hurts worse when I breathe in. Also occasional pain in arm and hand.

I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that hurts worse when I breathe in. Also occasional pain in arm and hand.

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does my neck and shoulders hurt when i breathe?

Why does my neck and shoulders hurt when i breathe?

Accessory Muscles: The diaphragm is the muscle that is used primarily for breathing. It is attached to the lower ribs and separates the chest from the belly. Other muscles used to breathe are called accessory muscles of respiration. They are in the neck and between the ribs. Anything that irritates those muscles can cause pain with breathing. Oddly, some irritations at or below the diaphragm can radiate up. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts when i breath in?

My shoulder hurts when i breath in?

See below: You neck muscles contract with deep breathing. You may have a pinched nerve in your neck causing shoulder pain that gets worse when the neck muscles contract. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts whenever i breathe, what do I do?

My shoulder hurts whenever i breathe, what do I do?

Shouldn't: You should not have shoulder pain every time you breath. I recommend seeing a physician for evaluation and treatment. It's not possible to diagnose you with limited info and no exam. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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When i breath hard breath back shoulder pain under my right hurts all day?

Lung problem: Nerves from the lung go to the shoulder so that vascular or airway problems in the lung refer pain to the shoulder. ...Read more

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My right shoulder hurts when i breath, why?

My right shoulder hurts when i breath, why?

Muscle spasm.: It could be muscle spasms of the small muscle between your shoulder and rib cage. Try a comprehensive stretching program of your shoulder and trunk. ...Read more

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I have heaviness when I breath plus my right shoulder hurts. I am a 46 year old female. Is this serious?

I have heaviness when I breath plus my right shoulder hurts. I am a 46 year old female. Is this serious?

Doctor can evaluate: A 40 year-old woman with shoulder pain and chest heaviness can be evaluated to see if there is a heart or lung problem (or some other problem). A call to her primary care doctor can help. The doctor may refer to the ER or to other specialists if needed. If a primary care doctor is not immediately available, one can be seen at the ER to make sure the problem is not a heart attack. ...Read more