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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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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?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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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?

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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Scott Grover
Board Certified, General Surgery
21 years in practice
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Can a full ache between shoulder blades after eating be my gallbladder?

Dr. Scott Grover
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Can a full ache between shoulder blades after eating be my gallbladder?

Possibly: That is a possibility. See your physician to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Myron Arlen
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36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

No: The st common tumor of the pancreas arises in the head and is associated with painless jaundice. Body lesions which can cause back pain have anorexia and wt. loss. When there is back pain and loose stools think of steatorrhea where fat is not absorbed due to severe pancreatitis and not a malignancy ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Richard Zimon
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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.

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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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

Dr. Stephen Jarrard
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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

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Having upper abdominal pain in center & below left breast. Also pain in left shoulder & between shoulder blades. Belching & gas as well. After eating.

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Having upper abdominal pain in center & below left breast. Also pain in left shoulder & between shoulder blades. Belching & gas as well. After eating.

Pain: You may have GERD. Try otc antacids. If no relief in 2-4 weeks consult your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What can cause pain behind right shoulder blade before then right side of back after eating and when stressed? A dull, achey, burning sensation.

Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What can cause pain behind right shoulder blade before then right side of back after eating and when stressed? A dull, achey, burning sensation.

Gastric irritation,: This could be gastric irritation or other causes such as gallbladder (cholecystitis), see your PCP for evaluation ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Spain
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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?

Dr. Brett Spain
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Edwin Peak
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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?

Dr. Edwin Peak
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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?

?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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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Dull periodic pain under the right shoulder blade. Also pain in mid & lower gut after eating. Is this heartburn?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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