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I have a pain in my shoulder when i breathe - could it be related to pneumonia?

I have a pain in my shoulder when i breathe - could it be related to pneumonia?

Possibly: Pain in shoulder on taking a deep breath is usually indicative of irritation of the nerves of the diaphragm which causes referred pain in the shoulder. This can be further evaluated by detailed exam, chest x-ray and (if needed) ct scan of the chest. Talk to your doctor about yr symptoms. ...Read more

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Im 25 and just recently have been getting pain in my shoulder blade when i breathe in heavy or sneeze, just wondered what it could be, thanks?

Im 25 and just recently have been getting pain in my shoulder blade when i breathe in heavy or sneeze, just wondered what it could be, thanks?

Treat but watch: Muscle strain is most likely. Treat with heat and Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but if no better in a few days, see your doctor for possible pleurisy or other disorders. Most muscle strain resolves on its own. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pain in my left shoulder, specifically when I breathe. It feels like air trapped in my shoulder. What can I do?

I have been having sharp pain in my left shoulder, specifically when I breathe. It feels like air trapped in my shoulder. What can I do?

Pleuritic pain: Pain like this is from one of two sources. Either the top of your lung or from under your diaphragm on the same side. Often pain like this is transient and may be relieved with typical anti inflammatories. You can see your doc to discuss if this does not improve with time. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right shoulder blade when i breathe, especially after taking deep breaths. Any ideas on what it could be?

I have pain in my right shoulder blade when i breathe, especially after taking deep breaths. Any ideas on what it could be?

Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left shoulder it hurts when i breathe and I have a cough?

I have pain in my left shoulder it hurts when i breathe and I have a cough?

See doctor: Your symptoms could be signs of pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung or other conditions for which you'll need medical treatment. Hope you're feeling better soon! ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when i breathe in . Also there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when i breathe in . Also there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

Posterior rib "out": 1) posterior rib "out". I can't really explain it anatomically, but the ribs can "go out" and a chiropractic adjustment can help tremendously. Give it one or two tries. 2) trigger point in one of the thoracic paraspinal muscles. Can be helped with massage (ischemic compression) and injections into the painful area of the muscle. ...Read more

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When i breath hard breath back shoulder pain under my right hurts all day?

Lung problem: Nerves from the lung go to the shoulder so that vascular or airway problems in the lung refer pain to the shoulder. ...Read more

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What can cause shoulder pain when you breathe deeply?

Not the shoulder: The typical causes of shoulder pain are not exacerbated by deep breathing. However, one can experience pain from the diaphragm that is referred, or felt, near the shoulder. There are many causes of diaphragm irritation. Since it separates the chest from the abdomen, problems from both can cause irritation of the diaphragm which can be referred to the shoulder. Get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I keep gettin shoulder pain in my right shoulder, 1 min it can be fine next it hurts even wen i breathe what could it b? Help please!

Referred pain : It sounds like you have "referred pain" - pain that starts somewhere else and then recruits nerve fibers that send the pain elsewhere. I say that because the pain with breathing suggests a primary problem in your lung or pleura i.e. Pleurisy. The pain then radiates to your shoulder. Do you have fever? You need a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I had a surgery for a hiatal hurnia almost two years ago. And i am still having shoulder pain when i breath deeply. What could be causing that?

I had a surgery for a hiatal hurnia almost two years ago. And i am still having shoulder pain when i breath deeply. What could be causing that?

Follow up: I would certainly recommend followup to discuss with your surgeon. It is either somehow related to the surgery/hernia, or it may be that you have another condition causing your symptoms that has not yet been diagnosed. ...Read more