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Have pain between shoulder blades when breathing?

Have pain between shoulder blades when breathing?

RHOMBOID MUSCLES: Trigger points in the rhomboids and/or the serratus anterior or posterior muscles. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What can be the cause of back pain between shoulder blades when breathing in?

What can be the cause of back pain between shoulder blades when breathing in?

Pleuritic pain: Pleuritic chest pain (and back pain) indicates an irritation of the inner chest lining. You need to be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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Upper back pain between shoulder blade and spine, hurts when breathing in deeply. Slight mucus producing cough, what could it be?

Pleurisy: Sometimes if there's inflammation in the lungs due to infection il it might involve the outer lining of the lung which is called the pleura. If The pleura becomes irritated then you could have "pleurisy" which can cause pain in the chest when you take a deep breath. If you have a fever and the symptoms persist you should have this checked out by your physician ...Read more

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Sharp pain between shoulder blades. Felt when raising arms or breathing.?

Muscular pain.: Sounds more like a muscular pain (rhomboids or trapezius) than anything related to the lungs. If you get short of breath, though, get to a doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain under my shoulder blades when breathing even moving or lifting also having dizzy spells?

Go to the ED: I recommend that you go to the emergency room immediately to rule out pulmonary embolism (clot in your lungs). If that's ruled out, then it can be a muscular pain. ...Read more

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I have had sharp shooting chest pains both side accompanied by upper back pain between shoulder blades. Sometimes worse by breathing why is this?

I have had sharp shooting chest pains both side accompanied by upper back pain between shoulder blades. Sometimes worse by breathing why is this?

Discuss with MD: You need an evaluation, it could be nothing but will need an evaluation and good physical exam, to rule out heart or lung causes. In your age group it is most likley musculoskeletel, but still warrants an evaluation. ...Read more

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Help! I got a pain in my right shoulder blade when deep breathing?! What is wrong with me?

Help! I got a pain in my right shoulder blade when deep breathing?! What is wrong with me?

Shoulder blade pain: Could be respiratory, musculoskeletal, or nerve related. If it persists see your doctor for a history, physical exam and possible diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Sharp shoulder blade pain. Painful when breathing. No vigorous activity over the weekend. Possibilities? Any OTC meds to help ease pain?

Scapular pain: Sharp pain around the scapula is most likely muscular, serrated or rhomboid pain most likely. Can be related to spine problems, poor posture, overuse, or injury. Try ibuprofen and ice, switching to heat after 2 days. ...Read more

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Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade. But originates deep in right chest.

Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade. But originates deep in right chest.

M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In your age group, malignancy of the pleura is less common. In addition, a collapse of the lung is another possibility. Your doctor may order a chest x ray to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Have pain in left shoulder (top) not blades made worse with breathing coughing can move arm slight pain when lift arm high but worse if I bend down?

Gallbladder: Sounds like your gallbladder might be the cause - it sits right under your diaphragm so the breathing can effect it and pain will often refer to the shoulder. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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Having pain while breathing in upper left shoulder blade. What should I do?

Go see a Doctor: If the pain does not settle down within 7-10 days, you should get an examination by your doctor. A chest xrays may be needed if there are any other symptoms or your pain gets worse insttread of getting better. ...Read more

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I fell onto my shoulder/back a few days ago and my left shoulder blade can hurt now, particularly when breathing deeply or with certain movements etc?

Left shoulder trauma: May be musculoskeletal or could have had fracture. Whenever pain does not subside after 2-3 days you need a xray after trauma. Rarely want to make sure no lung injury like pneumothorax. F/u w/ urgent care today, if short of breath go to ER. ...Read more

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Pain in my left shoulder blade and neck when breathing in?

Pain in my left shoulder blade and neck when breathing in?

Pinched nerve: Shoulder and/or shoulder blade pain can be caused by an irriated shoulder or a pinched nerve in the neck. If turning your head in the direction of pain causes the pain to shoot to your shoulder and shoulder blade there is a good chance it's coming from your neck. ...Read more

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Pain in back left shoulder blade, occurs throughout the day when breathing in or coughing and such, and mostly when sitting or walking.?

Pain in back left shoulder blade, occurs throughout the day when breathing in or coughing and such, and mostly when sitting or walking.?

Muscular: This could be muscular. There is muscle there which one can get tension in from stress. If you have signs of cough or fever, rapid heart rate och troubles breathing, consider seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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10 days right sided chest pain radiates to shoulder blade. Worsens when taking deep breath. A bit of breathing prob but is very hot and humid.

Get checked.: This has been going on too long. Get checked, pneumonia can have these symptoms, among other things. Get seen and evaluated today! Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Sudden onset of bony hard bulge between shoulder blades, at level T1, with pain radiating towards chest upon pressing only. Normal breathing. Dx?

Sudden onset of bony hard bulge between shoulder blades, at level T1, with pain radiating towards chest upon pressing only. Normal breathing. Dx?

Doubt cancer but...: If you have a new mass on the spine then you would need an MRI because it's likely something that could be cancer. However, cancers don't commonly arise there and nor are they painful so I would say it's less likely that and more likely some sort of spasm. ...Read more