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Have had pain near right shoulder blade when taking deep breath and also in front of chest. Taking warfarin from previous clot 4 years ago. ?

Have had pain near right shoulder blade when taking deep breath and also in front of chest. Taking warfarin from previous clot 4 years ago. ?

See doctor: Given your prior history of blood clots, these symptoms are troubling and even though you are already on anti-coagulants, warrant a visit to your physician and a work-up for recurrent clotting. Would take it very seriously. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I have a pain below my right shoulder blade and it increases when taking a deep breath, do you have any idea what's wrong?

Likely muscular: Try taking some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If there's accompanying fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, you may need more work up including a chest xray, ekg. I'd recommend blood work too because of your age. Take care! ...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?

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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I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I take a deep breath?

I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I take a deep breath?

Few possible causes: Pain in the shoulder blade(chest) which gets worse on breathing could be muscular or pleural in origin. This means a muscle strain(lifting heavy can be one possible cause) or pleurisy which is less common and will have other symptoms like cough or breathing difficulty, a viral infection like head cold. I would not worry much about it for one week and treat it with Tylenol. A X-Ray of Chest may be ...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 under my right shoulder blade radiates down my back to the middle. It hurts with movement and when taking in a deep breath. It started whe?

I have pain under my right shoulder blade radiates down my back to the middle. It hurts with movement and when taking in a deep breath. It started whe?

There are many: potential diagnoses for the symptoms that you describe some of which could be potentially life threatening. In general musculoskeletal discomfort would be considered but in a woman potentially taking birth control and/or smoking, pulmonary embolus should be excluded. If your symptoms persist you should seek an evaluation by a health care provider without delay. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper back, kind of below my right shoulder blade, why does it get worse when I take a deep breath?

I have a pain in my upper back, kind of below my right shoulder blade, why does it get worse when I take a deep breath?

Pleuritic pain: This question describes what is known as pleuritic pain - a sharp pain worsening with inspiration is common although musculoskeletal/intercostal injury can sometimes manifest this way. Anyone with persistent pain of this type should see a doctor and consider having an xray or ct scan. ...Read more