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Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades, get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades, get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Esophagitis: It sounds like esophagitis to me - I see you have a hx of stomach ulcer. Have you been checked for H.pylori infection, which could cause your symptoms and is curable with the right antibiotic regimen? (PS, your country, S.Africa, is very beautiful!). ...Read more

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After eating pizza last night been having discomfort between shoulder blades. Sometimes radiate to both shoulder blades with no relief. No other sympt?

After eating pizza last night been having discomfort between shoulder blades. Sometimes radiate to both shoulder blades with no relief. No other sympt?

Shoulder blades: Pancreatitis and also gall stones can cause pain that radiates to the back, occuring after meals. You need a blood test called "lipase" (a pancreatic enzyme), and an ultrasound of your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Steady pain on spine between shoulder blades. Feels like a knife at times. Doesn't move. Started after eating. No other symptoms. No fever.

Steady pain on spine between shoulder blades. Feels like a knife at times. Doesn't move. Started after eating. No other symptoms. No fever.

Just a thought: This is said to often originate in the GALLBLADDER!

Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
An echo exam is simple and has no discomfort associated with it!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Mild back pain after eating right between shoulder blades. Pancreas, galbladder already ruled out. What else could it be? Thank you for your time and care

Mild back pain after eating right between shoulder blades. Pancreas, galbladder already ruled out. What else could it be? Thank you for your time and care

Other possibles: Could be an esophageal disorder like spasm, achalsia, hypertonic sphincter, zenkers diverticulum, etc. A GI doc or surgeon could help you figure this out. Hope this helps and you get better soon. ...Read more

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I have been getting sharp and dull pain in my left shoulder blade, arm, neck, and rib cage most time after eating for a week what could it be?

Pain after eating: May be referred pain from a gall bladder, esophageal or stomach issue. See your physician for a work up. ...Read more

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Dull periodic pain under the right shoulder blade. Also pain in mid & lower gut after eating. Is this heartburn?

No not typical of HB: No it is not typical of heart burn. Heart burn does not cause pain in mid and lower gut and not typically cause pain under the shoulder. ...Read more

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Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?

Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?

? stomach ulcer: This does not sound like an orthopaedic problem. It sounds more like an ulcer which may not have shown up on your CT. I would see your medical doctor. In the meantime you can take up to 40 mg of omeprazole per day to see if that helps and avoid acidic foods. ...Read more

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About 1 hour after eating. Peculiar ache in right chest/breast area and right shoulder blade. Almost as if a balloon was in there needing to pop. Gas?

About 1 hour after eating. Peculiar ache in right chest/breast area and right shoulder blade. Almost as if a balloon was in there needing to pop. Gas?

Need exam: I can't quite tell what it is based on your description. I would call your doc and make an appointment right away. Sometimes symptoms like that can be associated with heart attacks and other serious conditions. Please see a doc asap. ...Read more

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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Why do I get severe back pain below shoulder after eating?

Gallbladder: The gallbladder often refers pain to the shoulder. See your doctor to get your gallbladder evaluated. In the mean time stick to a very low fat diet (lots of fresh fruits and vegetables - no pizza/burgers/fries). ...Read more

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I feel pressure after eating anything, just like I have had a very heavy meal, the pain goes to the back side in the middle of my shoulder too?

Pain: Please make an appointment with your current doctor. He/she will listen to your concerns, examine you, and order labs. It may be a day or two before the lab results are available.
While waiting for results you doctor is likely to give you some medication to try and ease your pain.

Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Broke out in small red rash on shoulder after eating nacho cheese doritos. Could something in it cause this?

Broke out in small red rash on shoulder after eating nacho cheese doritos. Could something in it cause this?

No: Food and other rash producing substances cause a more diffuse, disseminated rash. Extremely rare to have a food rash so isolated to a small skin area. Watch for spreading. ...Read more

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Pain abt 20min after eating. Upper RT back rad to shoulder. Feels like object deep inside creating press. No GB. ERCP opened stenosis last yr. Ideas?

Pain abt 20min after eating. Upper RT back rad to shoulder. Feels like object deep inside creating press. No GB. ERCP opened stenosis last yr. Ideas?

A number of things: Sounds as if you have had extensive evaluation of some digestive complaints. There could be a variety of sources: recurrent stenosis of the opening of the bile/pancreatic duct (ampulla) causing blockage and pancreatitis; ulcer disease, esophageal disorders including spasm or blockage, intestinal blockage or insufficient blood supply. You might want to seek a second opinion from a GI specialist ...Read more

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I have explosive diarreha after eating, shoulder pain and night sweats what couldn't causing this?

Endocrine dysfunctio: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible, there are several endocrine issues that could be causing this. Gi problems also need to be investigated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with multi organ serositis 2 months ago. Istill have pressure/pain in chest. The pressure in upper back/shoulder worsens after eating. Is it still serositis?

I was diagnosed with multi organ serositis 2 months ago. Istill have pressure/pain in chest. The pressure in upper back/shoulder worsens after eating. Is it still serositis?

Possible: The inflammation of sle can affect the lining of many tissues. It is possible that one area is around lungs, another at the heart and another is among blood vessels. Sle patients are at higher risk for heart attacks than age matched people it would be wise to have your heart checked.
Upper back / shoulder area pressure could come from irritation of liver /gallbladder area - consistent with eating. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain. Cholecystectomy 8 years ago. Pain radiates to back /shoulder and is sharp about 40 min after eating. Liquid diet helps.

Pancreas: After your gallbladder has been removed you can still form stones or sludge that causes pain. Getting pain after eating around 30-40 minutes may be related to acid however. At your age a duodenal ulcer is possible. Lastly pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas can also be a cause. See your doctor you can be treated and feel better. ...Read more

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What would cause back and shoulder pain while eating, not after eating. Have had shoulder, arm and back pain for a week. Told it is cerv radiculopathy?

Unusual: Cervical radiculopathy typically is not related to eating. Consider gastrointestinal conditions that may be causing these symptoms. Gallbladder problems, for example, can produce not only abdominal pain but pain that moves to your back or right shoulder blade. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel chest pain, more towards left shoulder & upper left chsst, sometimes around nipple or below nipple, I feel better when I do work after eating anti?

See a cardiologist: Chest pain with left should radiation in a South Asian merits early medical follow up and evaluation by a cardiologist. Risk stratification with evaluation of tobacco use, family history, fasting lipids, etc. Is warranted. Go to ER if chest tightness lasting more than 20 mins. ...Read more

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Constant ruq pain increases on any kind of movement, RT. Shoulder pain, tarmind kind of taste in just 10 mins after eating anything sweet n heartburn?

Constant ruq pain increases on any kind of movement, RT. Shoulder pain, tarmind kind of taste in just 10 mins after eating anything sweet n heartburn?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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1 wk post gastric bypass, persistent L shoulder pain w/ persistent dull ache that worsens after eating. Roxicet 5mg helps but only for 2 hrs pls advise?

1 wk post gastric bypass, persistent L shoulder pain w/ persistent dull ache that worsens after eating. Roxicet 5mg helps but only for 2 hrs pls advise?

Surgeon: The attending SURGEON should be notified as soon as possible about these symptoms. The shoulder discomfort may be referred from a postoperative complication involving the area around the left diaphragm or lower left lung. Possibilities include infection, bleeding, perforation, pneumonia, embolism. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

Esophagus?: Could be an esophageal spasm, or a large hiatal hernia, known as a paraesophageal hernia. These can be diagnosed with upper GI contrast xray, and esophageal manometry. Usually, a GI doctor, or general or thoracic surgeon with experience in treating reflux disease would order these tests. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes severe chest pain, shoulder pain, neck pain after eating followed by throwing up. Also dizziness, and sweating. Have had this 3 times?

What causes severe chest pain, shoulder pain, neck pain after eating followed by throwing up. Also dizziness, and sweating. Have had this 3 times?

YouGotYourHeartInIt: Glad I saw this. It worries me a little. Of course, any doctor would need to know more but, a lot of other possibilities aside for now, at your age it could be related to your heart. A rather rare form of angina.I'd expect you'd get those symptoms after exertion too but everybody is unique. Best to get the heart issue settled ASAP. I'd also consider what I've been eating and how much. Lighten-up for now. ...Read more

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Food has been coming back up after eating happened 5x w/in the last month. Dried black nasal mucus. Stomach pain. Upper chest pain by left shoulder.

Food has been coming back up after eating happened 5x w/in the last month. Dried black nasal mucus. Stomach pain. Upper chest pain by left shoulder.

Many possibilities: Talk to your doctor as there are many things that could explain this, some serious and others not. A more careful discussion of the symptoms / triggers is needed to help figure out the specific cause. ...Read more

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My clavicle area hurts only after eating fried potatoes. It's a slow dull pain that goes away when I stretch but it lasted around 30 mins a few times?

My clavicle area hurts only after eating fried potatoes. It's a slow dull pain that goes away when I stretch but it lasted around 30 mins a few times?

Strange!: It's hard to say why only one food does this. Everyone is different and can have symptoms that are unique to them. If I eat food that is very spicy my ear canals itch like crazy! The moral is: don't eat fried potatoes. If you have symptoms like this with other foods, it should be checked out by your doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Whenever I breathe there is another stabbing pain on my shoulder blade. Could this be linked to my under eating?

No: This type of many can have several causes including localized issues such as strain or a rhomboid bursitis. Its origin can also be in the chest cavity. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade that comes and goes and gets worse when eating. What can it be?

I have been experiencing a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade that comes and goes and gets worse when eating. What can it be?

Referred pain: The diaphragm, when irritated, sends signals that makes it seem your shoulder is hurting and/or hiccups. Try a low fat diet, increase your oral hydration, (juice tea and water). Okay to get in with your regular doc for evaluation. Labs to check your liver, US to check your upper abdominal organs, EGD, CXR. Go sooner if you have fever or vomiting. Be well. ...Read more

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“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?

“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?

Left not gallbladder: Pain in the left upper back can be from the pancreas, stomach, but very unlikely the gallbladder. Noticing that the pain is worse with eating, movement, breathing is important ...Read more

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Pain between shoulder blades after sleeping on floor. How can I ease the pain?

Pain between shoulder blades after sleeping on floor. How can I ease the pain?

Many options: Shoulder blade pain can come from multiple sources. This area can have pain referred from the neck and shoulder along with multiple other areas. If only when you are sleeping on the floor, I would consider trying a pillow that allows a more neutral position for your neck and head first and then look at other possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm coughing and having pain between shoulder blades, what could it be?

I'm coughing and having pain between shoulder blades, what could it be?

Cough and back pain: Not uncommon - while coughing you are using back and lower neck muscles that attach in the area between the shoulder blades - as the cough subsides, so should the pain - understand, if the cough does not, get checked out by a competent doctor - both issues can then be served. ...Read more