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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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Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Could be a: Pinched nerve in your NECK (C6-7)

If gets worse a cervical exam/neuro eval and possible cervical MRI study may be indicate!

Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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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I have severe pain on my right shoulder. It hurts when breathing or moving. It is on the top of my shoulder, where it rotates. What could this be?

I have severe pain on my right shoulder. It hurts when breathing or moving. It is on the top of my shoulder, where it rotates. What could this be?

AC joint arthritis: If the pain is at the top part of shoulder, especially when you push on the one, you could have some arthritis at the small joint at the end of your collar bone (ac joint). If it is more at the ball of the shoulder then at your age, it can be a labral tear. You can also have a rotator cuff tendinitis. I wold get it checked out by an ortho specialist. ...Read more

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What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus? Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus? Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.

Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more

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2 days ago I had pain in right shoulder emanating to my neck. Today I wake up to find crushing sensation in lower chest when breathing in & same pains?

2 days ago I had pain in right shoulder emanating to my neck. Today I wake up to find crushing sensation in lower chest when breathing in & same pains?

E.R. can evaluate: Anybody who feels he has a "crushing sensation" in the chest should be evaluated in the E.R. To rule out a heart attack. Calling 911 for an ambulance ride is the safest way to go. If it turns out to be a different problem, such as a collapsed lung, the E.R. Will still be the right place to be. ...Read more

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I have severe right shoulder when breathing deep. Constant shoulder pain otherwise. Had laparoscopic cholecystectomy and tubal ligation 3 weeks ago.

I have severe right shoulder when breathing deep. Constant shoulder pain otherwise. Had laparoscopic cholecystectomy and tubal ligation 3 weeks ago.

Family Practice: Shoulder pain is common with gallbladder disease. Even after surgical removal of your gallbladder the pain can persists. Treat it symptomatically but call your surgeon to let him know how you are feeling. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more

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Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), I would search elsewhere. Lung problems such as pneumonia, pleurisy can do the same, although less common. ...Read more

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Last week, I often had back pains and headaches. Now, my right shoulder back and front hurts (sharp) like there is a steel inside. Hard time breathing?

Last week, I often had back pains and headaches. Now, my right shoulder back and front hurts (sharp) like there is a steel inside. Hard time breathing?

See a doctor: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

Many things: Most common cause would be a "pulled muscle", but this may be a sign of something more serious such as a pneumothorax, pleural effusion or another pleural problem. If it gets worse or does not go away in a few days by itself or with over-the-counter medicines, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Servere pain under right shoulder and ribs on each side hurts worse when breathing deep have congestion as well?

Servere pain under right shoulder and ribs on each side hurts worse when breathing deep have congestion as well?

Check with your doc: This may be pulmonary embolism or it may be nothing. Better check with your doc asap. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

"referred pain": This may be pain that is radiating from your gallbladder - called "referred pain". Pleurisy can do it too. Time to see your doctor! You need a few tests. ...Read more

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What can I do for right shoulder pain while breathing in?

What can I do for right shoulder pain while breathing in?

R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lung, and kidney problems can also cause similar symptoms. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the right shoulder, pain beneath the right ribs at the front of my body, and difficulty breathing?

Shoulder pain: Unsure of pain loco. 2 pains or one? Difficulty breathing is a reason to be examined by a doc and x-ray. Point of shoulder could be tendinitis. Medial to this is breast and lung. Occasional sharp lung pain with breathing, is from sticking of the lung lining called pleura and is transient not worth an exam unless persistent. A rarer rib problem can be seen in a plain X-ray. ...Read more

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Pain between right shoulder and neck continuing to right rib and disconfort breathing right side of head and ear

See below: Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Its important to establish a diagnosis. See ortho. ...Read more