pain under left shoulder blade when taking a deep breath

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Pain under left shoulder blade. Hurts when taking deep breaths, coughing, sneezing. Made better laying on left side. Otherwise aches and throbs?

Muscle pain

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This seems like a torn muscle, if you carried something heavy or moved quickly or did some new exercise. An NSAID should help the pain andtake it easy.
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Painful breathing thru back and chest near lower left shoulder blade, esp with deep breaths. Some shortness of breath coughs, tight chest.off &on 3w?

Costochondritis

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The pain you describe is typical of either costochondritis pleurisy. The shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough maybe from asthma. The only way to find out what's going on is by an in person visit to a physicians office.
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Dr. Jesse Lipnick answered:

Left shoulder pain when deep breathing. can it be gas?

Not Likely

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Consider a muscle strain in the area of the effected shoulder. Also consider some condition in the lung such as Pleurisy. Do you have any sign of an infection or have you strained your muscles recently. Also, consider reflux espophagitis. Do you get a sour taste in the mouth? Consider cardiac pain. How is your heart?
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I am having right- sided chest and shoulder pain for 36 hours. It is very painful to take a deep breath. I also have slight tingling in my right arm and hand.

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These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible.
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Dr. Brian Kaufman answered:

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when I take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

See a doctor

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This is probably nothing but muscular but any pain that is worsened with breathing deserves evaluation by a doctor. This could be from a pneumothorax and can be evaluated clinically and with a chest xray. If you are having any shortness of breath at rest, go to the emergency department.
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Dr. Ernest Bordini answered:

Noticeable pain ONLY in left shoulder blade with some movement, but mostly when taking a deep breath. Have been under much stress & smoking a lot.

Pain is a message

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While none of us likes pain, pain can be a good thing - it tells us something is wrong, or soemthing we are doing is wrong. When pain is associated with breathing and heavy smoking, it's message translated into voice is: Go see your doc to get it checked out and stop smoking! Smoking or drinking is a poor way to cope with stress - try eating/sleeping right exercise n a clinical psychologist
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Dr. Marianna Post answered:

Have pain under left shoulder blade as well as chest pain especially when i take a deep breath should i get checked out?

Yes

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You deffinately should.
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I have a pain under left shoulder blade that hurts when I make certain moves with my left arm. It does not hurt when I take a deep breath.

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Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you.
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal answered:

I have had a pain under my left shoulder blade when i take a deep breath. it has been going on for a week now. what's going on?

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.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

I am having sharp pains under my left shoulder blade when I take a normal to deep breath. The pain sometimes shoots down my back. What should I do?

Should see your PCP-

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for an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a CT scan, depending on what the PCP finds. Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, strained muscles; as all these result in increasing pain with deep breathing. A spine cause will be diagnosed with CT. See him sooner than later, to avoid any serious problems with delaying to see him.
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