Doctor insights on: Pain between shoulder blades after eating

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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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