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

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

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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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. ?

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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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?

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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Sudden shoulder pain. It hurts when i breath, yawn, move my shoulder arms, head or neck, sniffle, cough, burp. It hurts when I do anything?

Sudden shoulder pain. It hurts when i breath, yawn, move my shoulder arms, head or neck, sniffle, cough, burp. It hurts when I do anything?

Shoulder pain: Get an evaluation with your primary care doctor first. Suggest a shoulder xray and a chest xray with a general medical exam. ...Read more

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I have an acute upper respiratory infection according to the doctor. Why does my upper back and right shoulder hurts/sore when I cough?

I have  an acute upper respiratory infection according to the doctor.  Why does my upper back and right shoulder hurts/sore when I cough?

Chest muscles can: easily become quite fatigued & soar from stabilizing your rib cage with recurring coughing. This is probably the most likely basis. Pleuritis, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pleurisy is also a possibility & the list goes on & on. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=URI+chest+pain for additional ideas; yet caution to not let imagination/fears run away into rare, highly unlikely possibilities. ...Read more

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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.

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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I have intense neck and shoulder pain. Can't move my head, breathe, cough, or sneeze without severe pain?

I have intense neck and shoulder pain. Can't move my head, breathe, cough, or sneeze without severe pain?

Need to see you doc!: If your pain is this intense then go see a physician. Did your neck and shoulder pain start gradually, suddenly or was there a precipitating cause? There could be something going on your cervical spine. But it is still best to have your self evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have severe referred shoulder pain and increasing cough after laproscopic insertion of the gastric stimulator in Mar. What's the treatment?

I have severe referred shoulder pain and increasing cough after laproscopic insertion of the gastric stimulator in Mar. What's the treatment?

Remove it: I would go back to the center where the stimulator was placed and talk with them. the stimulator may need to be repositioned, or it may be some temporary pain ...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


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