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

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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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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Yesterday i noticed i had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.

Yesterday i noticed i had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.

Myofascial pain: This is often due to myofascial pain / myofascial nodule originating in the rhomboid muscle. A physical therapist can help you work out the trigger point. It may be feasible to work this out yourself using a tennis ball that is sandwiched between you and the floor while compressing the painful nodule. ...Read more

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Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Trapezius muscle pai: Trapezius muscle pain with spasm. Are you sleeping on only one side? Do you do a repetitive job? You need a mild muscle relaxant and a good massage. Physical therapy will help you strengthen the muscles that are weak. Warm compresses and stretching will help as well. Good luck! feel better. ...Read more

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My right upper shoulder blade and back of the neck is very painful when i breath and is rising to the top of my neck.... What can that be from?

My right upper shoulder blade and back of the neck is very painful when i breath and is rising to the top of my neck.... What can that be from?

Neck pain that radi: What you are describing are some very significant symptoms. Neck pain that radiates or moves up and down the shoulder and the neck is usually related to impingement of a nerve coming from the cervical or neck area. Your symptoms can also indicate there is a problem in the upper lobe of your lung. Any problem that causes an individual to have difficulty breathing should be thoroughly evaluated b. ...Read more

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