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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?

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 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 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 sle lupus I have a pain behind my right shoulder blade and it gets worse on taking deep breaths any ideas?

I have sle lupus I have a pain behind my right shoulder blade and it gets worse on taking deep breaths any ideas?

Chest pain: Pleurisy is common with lupus, and is easily treated but some lupus patients and others get clots in the lung. Very important to find out which is which as clots can kill you. Might even be a small muscle injruy. This needs to be addressed===quickly. ...Read more

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When i move my right arm or take a deep breath I have a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade. I don't know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong

When i move my right arm or take a deep breath I have a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade. I don't know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong

Chest wall pain: Moving arm and deep breathing making the pain worse, tells that pain is from your chest wall, possible muscle or bone. Let your physician check it. ...Read more

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When i sit up straight in a stool i get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes , and when i take deep breath it don't feel pain?

When i sit up straight in a stool i get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes , and when i take deep breath it don't feel pain?

Muscle, nerve: Probably a rhomboid strain, scapular bursitis, costotransverse or costovertebral joint problem where the ribs meet the spine, , or a costochondritis (irritation of the cartilage between the ribs). You should check with your primary care doc just in case it is referred pain for an organ as well. ...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

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Severe right shoulder blade pain and i can't breath in deep.. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Severe right shoulder blade pain and i can't breath in deep.. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Maybe: If you have severe pain you should always let your cardiologist know. At 25, you could have had either an early arterial switch procedure, or the older mustard or senning (atrial switch) procedure. Either way you need lifelong regular cardiac follow-up. ...Read more

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