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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. An 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 a xray or ct scan. ...Read more

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I coughed hard and immediately had a sudden sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade and it persists when take deep breath, now feelShortness breath?

I coughed hard and immediately had a sudden sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade and it persists when take deep breath, now feelShortness breath?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and I would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right side of chest that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It's worse when I take a deep breath. I have had this pain for 3 weeks?

I have pain in my right side of chest that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It's worse when I take a deep breath. I have had this pain for 3 weeks?

Not sure of your: Diagnosis. This might be related to inflammation of cartilage or muscle. You have not told us if this has been medically evaluated yet. If not, I would schedule an appointment with your primary care provider. Take care. ...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?

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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Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Could be a: Pinched nerve in your NECK (C6-7)

If gets worse a cervical exam/neuro eval and possible cervical MRI study may be indicated!

Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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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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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I have pain between my right shoulder blade and spine burning pain, dizzy and feel like I'm not getting enough air so I tend to take deep breaths alot?

I have pain between my right shoulder blade and spine burning pain, dizzy and feel like I'm not getting enough air so I tend to take deep breaths alot?

Needs evaluated: Thanks for your question! This may be something serious. I would consider having you go to your Nearest ER for eval. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder blade pain and I can't breathe 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 breathe 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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Having pain on right shoulder blade crossing around to chest... I have heart disease. Long Qt syndrome. Hurts to breath in deep and on exhale hurts?

Go to emergency room: With prolonged QT, and chest pain, you may be having an arrhythmia resulting in some decreased blood flow through your coronary arteries. This can be fatal and lead to a heart attack. An EKG should be considered. If you have a pacemaker this could be a sign of infection from the pacemaker, and again could prove fatal. A chest X-ray and possible echocardiogram should be considered ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

Acid reflux & asthma: Acid reflux can exacerbate asthma — when you reflux it can spill into lung. Consider acid reflux meds and check for H pylori a bacterium associated with gastritis. Elevate head of bed when sleeping. May need short course of steroids for asthma Shoulder blade pain is associated w/ gallbladder so would check that as a factor in GI distress. IFollow up with doc ...Read more

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I have spasms and sharp pains from ribcage below right shoulder blade that take my breath away.?

I have spasms and sharp pains from ribcage below right shoulder blade that take my breath away.?

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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I have spasms and sharp pains from ribcage below right shoulder blade that take my breath away. How do I get better?

I have spasms and sharp pains from ribcage below right shoulder blade that take my breath away. How do I get better?

Usually muscle pain: Go see your dr for reassurance.
Try taking some tylenol (acetaminophen) & apply warm compress for now.
If it persists, consider having a chest xray.
Take care! ...Read more

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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: 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. ...Read more

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I rolled over in bed and it felt like I got stabbed in the right shoulder blade. I couldn't take a full breath until I sat up.

I rolled over in bed and it felt like I got stabbed in the right shoulder blade. I couldn't take a full breath until I sat up.

Be seen: If you developed severe pain associated with difficulty catching your breath, I would be seen immediately. While there are many potential explanations, a cardiac or pulmonary source should be ruled out, such as a pulmonary embolus for example. ...Read more

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I am having stabbing pains under my right shoulder blade when I breathe cough or reach for something what could it be?

Stabbing pain: This can be Lung, ribs or muscles. More than likely muscular in nature but the other causes have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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My back has been hurting for 3 days its right under my right shoulder blade as of today it's hard to breath gets worse when I lean my head forward?

My back has been hurting for 3 days its right under my right shoulder blade as of today it's hard to breath gets worse when I lean my head forward?

Back pain: It could be something musculoskeletal such as a bruised or broken rib or a muscular strain. In this case, you just need to wait it out. However, since you are having trouble breathing, you also need to consider a blood clot in your lung which can often present as back pain. I would recommend getting checked out by your PCP to make sure your vital signs (oxygen sat, blood pressure, HR) are normal. ...Read more

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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: 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. ...Read more