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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Have a pain under my left shoulder blade that hurts when i cough or clear throat.the pain radiates down arm with little finger tingling?

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Have a pain under my left shoulder blade that hurts when i cough or clear throat.the pain radiates down arm with little finger tingling?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Why is my ribs on the right side and my shoulder blade is also hurting when i cough what could the be. Could that be my liver.

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Why is my ribs on the right side and my shoulder blade is also hurting when i cough what could the be. Could that be my liver.

Usually no problem: However, make sure your right lung is not collapsed. Check with your doc and ask about the need for a cxr. Liver problem would be very unusual. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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I have had a cold for a week now and now when I cough my shoulder hurts really bad, should I be worried?

Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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I have had a cold for a week now and now when I cough my shoulder hurts really bad, should I be worried?

No: Sometimes a vigorous cough can strain muscles.Wait awhile longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Arun Mathur
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
14 years in practice
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I repeatedly punched a door and now neck and shoulder pain is almost unbearable for a week. Stiffness in neck and hurts to cough or sneeze.what I do?

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I repeatedly punched a door and now neck and shoulder pain is almost unbearable for a week. Stiffness in neck and hurts to cough or sneeze.what I do?

Get evaluated: Since you repeatedly punched a door you may have injured muscle, tendon, bone, nerve or all four. The best thing for you to do is ice the area for twenty minutes at a time and see your provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

Hard to say: For this type of complaint a face to face exam and history is required. Did you get into an injury? Are you having a respiratory infection? Is there chest pain? You'll get more answers with an exam by a doctor. I would see one at an urgent care as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

see below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. Sometimes intercostal muscular pain can mimic this. If the pain is worse lying down, improved sitting up/forward, it suggest pericarditis. If you have fever/cough, shortness of breath, it suggests pneumonia with pleural involvement. Were your chest xray and ct done recently/for this illness? A cxr, CBC and echo are usual parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
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Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

Dr. Peter Tomasello
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Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

See below: Go. See your physician . There are numerous pulmonary problems it the differential diagnosis with your symptoms . A thorough history and physical exam is necessary . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Mom has r shoulder pain cannot lift the arm past about 90 degrees of flexion &abduction limited rotation hurts to cough. Swollen and hard to touch. ?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Mom has r shoulder pain cannot lift the arm past about 90 degrees of flexion &abduction limited rotation hurts to cough. Swollen and hard to touch. ?

Could be infection: Gout, pseudogout, cancer, or any number of conditions. If you leave it alone, it could result in frozen shoulder. She should see an orthopedic surgeon before it becomes more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Mund
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Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Dr. Douglas Mund
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Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Sounds muscular but: While this sounds muscular, the diffuculty breathing makes me worry about any possible lung involvement. You need to be evaluated by your primary care to rule out pulmonary disease then decide on proper evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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I think I have a pulled torn shoulder muscle.my left shoulder hurts when I bend over, when I cough I get a deep sharp pain, sneeze, and laugh too. ?

Dr. John Goldman
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I think I have a pulled torn shoulder  muscle.my left shoulder hurts when I bend over, when I cough I get a deep sharp pain, sneeze, and laugh too. ?

Rotator cuff tear: you could have a rotator cuff tear. You need to see your physician and see a orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist to help make the diagnosis ...Read more

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