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Dull periodic pain under the right shoulder blade. Also pain in mid & lower gut after eating. Is this heartburn?

No not typical of HB: No it is not typical of heart burn.Heart burn does not cause pain in mid and lower gut and not typically cause pain under the shoulder. ...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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Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?

Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?

?stomach ulcer: This does not sound like an orthopaedic problem. It sounds more like an ulcer which may not have shown up on your CT. I would see your medical doctor. In the meantime you can take up to 40 mg of omeprazole per day to see if that helps and avoid acidic foods. ...Read more

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain under right shoulder blade?

Should see your PCP: As a detailed hx ; examination are required to evaluate your symptoms. Xrays, and mri/ct scans might be needed to DX the problem. An orthopod referral would probably be generated or with a spine surgeon, if its deemed the pain is from a spine cause.
Good luck ; enjoy the best of xmas. ...Read more

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6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks.help?

6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks.help?

It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Pain under right shoulder blade.. How do I get rid of it?

Pain under right shoulder blade.. How do I get rid of it?

First: Find the cause. Is it your gall bladder? Do you get belly pain after a fatty meal? Or did you stress muscles around shoulder? Or is it your back? Or stress in general? Or something completely different. Identify the cause and you will have traveled 80% of the road to recovery, . ...Read more

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Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm. Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom

Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm.  Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom

Doubtful: not your classic gall bladder symptoms. Gall bladder issues really would not change or occur with movements of you arm. Sounds like a sprain. Get eval. best wishes. ...Read more

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45 yr old f, sharp persistent pain under right shoulder blade, radiates to front of body, feels "tight" and shifting causes the pain, +4 days? What might be the cause, how serious?

45 yr old f, sharp persistent pain under right shoulder blade, radiates to front of body, feels "tight" and shifting causes the pain, +4 days?  What might be the cause, how serious?

Needs evaluation: Pain in the chest can be musculoskeletal like a pulled muscle or a cracked rib but can also be from inflammation of the pleura (the covering of the lung) or even a problem in the lung like a pulmonary embolus. This could be serious but may not be. You should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in right bicep I also have burning pain under right shoulder blade both come & go shoulder blade occurs after I've been standing awhile.

See PMR doc: You are a female in late 60s, and the tendency is for head forward shoulder forward positions. This pinches the cervical outflow, and pulls the shoulder blades up and out, resulting in soft tissue pain. See a PMR doc who will check the posture effects and can do EMG to determine if cervical nerves are pinched. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness from elbow to wrist on the right arm and pain under right shoulder blade?

What would cause numbness from elbow to wrist on the right arm and pain under right shoulder blade?

Several things: Pinched nerve in one of the lower cervical nerve roots is most common. Other causes include masses at the lung apex, thoracic outlet syndrome, compression of ulnar nerve at the elbow. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I had coughing/congestion for a week. Now there's back pain under right shoulder blade. Only hurts mildly with deep inhale. Nose is still stuffy.

I had coughing/congestion for a week. Now there's back pain under right shoulder blade. Only hurts mildly with deep inhale. Nose is still stuffy.

Should get x ray: There are several possibilities one is that all the coughing caused a muscle spasm and that is what hurts. It could be pleurisy a bit of fluid in the membrane around the lung. It could be a pneumonia although that's normally not painful but you may notice a full sort of breath feeling in inhalation/ the xray will rule out a lot of these quickly/. ...Read more

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Having sharp and dull pains under right shoulder blade runs all the to my chest worse on deeper breaths?

? R shoulder pain: If pain is associated with eating , it could be from a gall bladder (GB) problem. A fully blocked GB duct is a surgical emergency. A partially blocked duct may cause pain that comes and goes. A GB ultrasound can show if there is a blockage.

Heart-related pain does not typically vary with breathing, but any pain near the chest is concerning. Constant/worsening pain needs to be checked by Dr. ...Read more

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44yr v painful shoulder starts bottom neck and/or under right shoulder blade radiates down arm into chest comes goes for a year been given anti inflam?

44yr v painful shoulder starts bottom neck and/or under right shoulder blade radiates down arm into chest comes goes for a year been given anti inflam?

Shoulder pain: The location of this pain and how it travels sounds like a nerve, which could be damaged in or around the spine, or along the course of the nerve. Discuss this with your doctor or a neurologist to get proper testing. ...Read more

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1/13 did LIGHT benchpress.after,under right shoulder blade pain.right tricep feels like on border of cramp/painlike inner/longhead.flexed less hard?

1/13 did LIGHT benchpress.after,under right shoulder blade pain.right tricep feels like on border of cramp/painlike inner/longhead.flexed less hard?

Shoulder injury: Possible rotator cuff tear. Back off on causal activity See Ortho shoulder specialist if pain persists. Bench press technique should be scrutinized. Improper technique can lead to irreversible shoulder destruction,a very common finding in long term weight lifters. ...Read more

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After having bowel movement, I started having discomfort between both shoulder blades and under right shoulder blade. No other symptoms. ?

After having bowel movement, I started having discomfort between both shoulder blades and under right shoulder blade. No other symptoms. ?

Could be serious: Gall bladder problems can have this pain pattern, but the fact that it happened after a BM, especially if you strained at all, could also mean that some air/gas has escaped and is under the diaphragm. This is extremely serious, meaning something has ruptured. So if it doesn't go away quickly, or if it gets worse, you should be seen in a location that has an x-ray. Good luck! ...Read more

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Up back pain present one year. I laid on a tennis ball and i had lots of pain when one was digging under right shoulder blade. Mri ok. Any ideas?

Up back pain present one year. I laid on a tennis ball and i had lots of pain when one was digging under right shoulder blade. Mri ok. Any ideas?

Myofascial Pain: Sounds like you have a myofascial nodule (muscle knot) of the rhomboid muscle. This is a common yet painful location for a myofascial nodule. I'll bet your sleep is poor. These knots respond to quality sleep and deep friction massage. A pm&r specialist is your best bet at getting proper treatment if your family doc is stumped. ...Read more

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Hi i am a 22 yr old female and have had radiating pain from under right shoulder blade and stretching to the front right rib cage. went to doctor last year and just prescribed pain and steriord meds. it never went away so went back this year and had low w

Another Dr needed: I don't mean to criticize a Dr I don't even know, but your description raises concern. There are big problems w/ irresponsible pain Rx's and steroids require close monitoring to avoid serious potential damage. Please do seek an alternative resource. I'm certain you can find one near you. Be safe, be well. ...Read more

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Greasy, foul smelling floating stools. Discomfort below breastbone. No fever or appetite. Sometimes discomfort under right shoulder blade. Queasy.

Greasy, foul smelling floating stools. Discomfort below breastbone. No fever or appetite. Sometimes discomfort under right shoulder blade. Queasy.

?Cholecystitis: This needs to be evaluated by a GI doctor. It sounds as if you may be malabsorbing, and sometimes this is related to gallbladder disease, but other factors may be present. Get seen and assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right shoulder blade. Painful grinding sensation when I move my shoulder. Will this need surgery?

Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right shoulder blade. Painful grinding sensation when I move my shoulder. Will this need surgery?

Grinding scapula: If there is persistent grinding and snapping under the scapula, you might want to consider surgery for this condition called snapping scapula syndrome. The inflammation and bone from the rib fracture can be removed, potentially eliminating your symptoms. ...Read more