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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?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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 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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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?

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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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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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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Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after i cough. had cough and cold since a week. don't have cold now but mild cough. still taking cough syrup?

Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after i cough. had cough and cold since a week. don't have cold now but mild cough. still taking cough syrup?

Cervical arthritis: Common cause of these complaints is a neck problem- cervical arthritis or disc injury. Coughing will bring these out. The relationship is frequent and not something to worry about. This may be an early warning that you need professionally focused upper body exercise that avoids neck strain. Cough should be checked if it continues past next week. Rx controls any cough-even TB. ...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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Had chest Xray for cough, coughed foam, shoulder pain, enlarged supraclavicular node Monday. No results yet. If abnormal would I get call by now (wed)?

Had chest Xray for cough, coughed foam, shoulder pain, enlarged supraclavicular node Monday. No results yet. If abnormal would I get call by now (wed)?

Report requirements: As a US radiologist for 30 years I can speak to standard of care. If a radiologist sees a likely cancer or broken bone, etc. they must be certain the ordering doc gets a timely, usu. in 24 hr. report. The ordering doc is then duty bound to notify their patient. On the other hand these days patients are expected to be proactive and badger their ordering doctors until they get an answer. ...Read more

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Driving myself crazy with lung cancer fear age 33 smoker, gp says lungs are clear, slight back/shoulder pain & an on/off cough for months gp says sinus?

Cancer phobia: If your had bone pain from metastatic cancer, this would show up on your x-rays. You also realize that you're young to have lung cancer, and that your cough is very likely due to your smoking unless your physician has found another cause such as a tendency to asthma. This would be a great time to stop smoking because the next scare may be real & get with your physician about dealing with fear. ...Read more

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I've had chest pressure for over a month, a cough, congestion, shoulder pain, back pain. Dr. put me on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & zpack. Still not better. Opinion?

I've had chest pressure for over a month, a cough, congestion, shoulder pain, back pain. Dr. put me on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & zpack. Still not better. Opinion?

Patience my friend!: Sometimes cough lingers on after acute Bronchitis and URI or Sinusitis is treated with antibiotics. The Inflammation and Irritation of the Bigger Airways, some times Post Nasal Drip tickling the Throat from Congestion and if one has History of Asthma this will last for longer time. Try Steam Inhalation and Ginger tea. Anti histminics will also help you. Finally there is noo substitute for PE ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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