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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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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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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.

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

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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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My back has been hurting for 3 days its right under my right shoulder blade as of today its 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 its 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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