pain under right shoulder blade when taking a deep breath

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Yesterday I noticed I had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.

Myofascial pain

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This is often due to myofascial pain / myofascial nodule originating in the rhomboid muscle. A physical therapist can help you work out the trigger point. It may be feasible to work this out yourself using a tennis ball that is sandwiched between you and the floor while compressing the painful nodule.
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Dr. Rita E. Corona answered:

I wash sitting down, and all of a sudden had a sharp pain in right shoulder very painful. and Now after that when I breath in my shoulder hurts?

Right shoulder pain

Extremity-joint-shoulder
It sounds to me to be your diaphragm irritated which refers pain to your shoulder and when u take a deep breath. If u just recovered from an upper respiratory infection there is residual inflammation in your lungs that can cause this referred pain too.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

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

Extremity-joint-shoulder
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!
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Dr. Asaf Presente answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Barton B. Cook answered:

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

Heart_failure
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.
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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 dont know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong

Chest wall pain

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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.
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Dr. Rowan Paul answered:

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

Extremity-joint-shoulder
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.
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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. Nancy S. Baxi answered:

Hi i have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Aortic aneurysm

Shoulder_joint
Thar is dissecting would be top on the list of things to rule out. Other thing could be a muscle spasm or gallbladder pain. Many other things are on the list as well. You would need a doc to look at you to be able to tell.needs a visit to the ER.
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