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Upper left chest near shoulder, in shoulder and neck...Already been to the er...What could it mean?

Upper left chest near shoulder, in shoulder and neck...Already been to the er...What could it mean?

Many possibilities: Hi, good question. You have already been to the er. I imagine they worked you up for heart disease as that is the big one that the er & you should worry about.

There are many other possibilities. You should see your primary care doc to evaluate for musculsokeletal issues such as shoulder, chest wall, muscle, cervical spine & radiculopathy.

Good luck, I am sure your pcp will have some good ideas. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the lower left chest area an shoulder at the same time?

Angina: Chest pain from your heart is a common severe problem. There are others but if this persists go to the er. ...Read more

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Pain in the left shoulder and front chest?

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ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. But with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more

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What causes a ten second tearing pain across chest? Lying on right side. Left shoulder tilted slightly back looking at phone. Pain seemed to subside when I sat up. Laid back down and pain reoccurred. This happened a few weeks ago. Both times upon wa

What causes a ten second tearing pain across chest? Lying on right side. Left shoulder tilted slightly back looking at phone. Pain seemed to subside when I sat up. Laid back down and pain reoccurred. This happened a few weeks ago. Both times upon wa

Multiple causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. 10 seconds of symptoms makes it sound more like a muscle issue but It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder and started as chest pain?

Pain in left shoulder and started as chest pain?

At your age it is: Unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac in nature. There are many other potential causes. This cannot be evaluated over the internet based on your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes left chest (breast) and shoulder pain?

What causes left chest (breast) and shoulder pain?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

EXAM: These symtoms require a thorough physical examination and chest xray, call your private physician. ...Read more

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Hi, for about a month I've had severe pain in between my shoulder blades, the pain moves to my left shoulder and chest?

Need Consultation: Could be several causes, however it could also be heart problem that needs attention now. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade protrudes more than left. And my left chest is wider than right. Can you please help me to correct this.

My right shoulder blade protrudes more than left. And my left chest is wider than right. Can you please help me to correct this.

Shoulder Blade: If the shoulder blade is sticking out, this could possibly be what is known as winging of the scapula. Usually caused by a nerve injury. Therapy and strengthening exercises may help but unfortunately in can sometimes be permanent. ...Read more

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I had some irritation at the back just below the left shoulder. Its not a pain. Sometimes I feel its on the left portion of the chest.

I had some irritation at the back just below the left shoulder. Its not a pain. Sometimes I feel its on the left portion of the chest.

Pinched nerve: You could have an irritated or pinched nerve from the thoracic spine causing the problem. See your chiropractor for treatment. If the irritation worsens or a rash appears you could have shingles and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having a dull pain in my chest it feels as if it is spreading to my left shoulder and my back. Its kinda freaking me out. What could it be?

I'm having a dull pain in my chest it feels as if it is spreading to my left shoulder and my back. Its kinda freaking me out. What could it be?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
It is likely that stresses in your life and unresolved feelings are causing these symptoms.
Alcohol and drug use can increase the intensity of the symptoms.
Please see the physician soon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a gone to sleep feelining that turns into a feeling of something pulling down on my shoulder. Starts on the left side of my neck back and chest?

I have a gone to sleep feelining that turns into a feeling of something pulling down on my shoulder. Starts on the left side of my neck back and chest?

Need to rule out: Heart problem. Some patients have atypical symptoms due to heart disease, especially women. Do not know your gender, age, or your health status. If heart disease is even a remote possibility, get yourself checked out asap. ...Read more

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Experiencing extreme pain in my back (left near shoulder). Had 4 nerve terminaton procedures in '05 due to big rig accident. Pain in chest now as well?

Experiencing extreme pain in my back (left near shoulder). Had 4 nerve terminaton procedures in '05 due to big rig accident. Pain in chest now as well?

Back & chest pain: Symptoms come on suddenly or rapidly over time? Any trouble breathing? Cough? Pain in arms, neck, or jaw? Smoker? Pain near left shoulder somewhat worse if you try to take a deep breath? Feel feverish? If "Yes " to one or more of these, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?

Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?

Pain: Riza - would need more information. If muscular you may try higher dose magnesium malate - 1000 mg daily or to bowel tolerance (if diarrhea reduce does) this usually helps relieve muscle pain where some medications do not ...Read more

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Left chest pain then it went to my shoulder then down my left arm?

Left chest pain then it went to my shoulder then down my left arm?

Chest pain: It is unlikely to have cardiac pain at the age of 21 years. But can't completely rule out (if you have family history). Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain upper left closer to arm than chest. What's this sound like?

Shoulder pain upper left closer to arm than chest. What's this sound like?

Could be any number: Of things, like: shoulder joint (from arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, rc tear, sprain, strain, contusions, etc); neck or c spine lesions
(arthritis, pinched nerve, disc protrusion, etc);
muscles (from chest wall going to the upper arm, like pect major, etc); others include a fracture of clavicle, ribs, etc). Cardiac issues also need to be excluded.
Check with your pcp, . ...Read more

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Could pain in left shoulder blade and chest be a symptom of espohageal cancer?

Unlikely in the sho-: Ulder blade, but chest maybe.
You might have symptoms like difficulty in swallowing or repeated regurgitations, maybe loss of weight, feeling of a mass or fullness in the upper middle part of the tummy, or in the neck area---- depending on the location of the lesion.

Best would be to see your pcp and a gen surgeon so you could be investigated ; treatment started, as necessary.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having pain on my upper left hand side of my chest, close to the shoulder but not at the shoulde.?

Need evaluation: Shoulder pain can come from a number of different things including significant problems in the abdomen which refer pain to the shoulder. You need to get in for evaluation with your regular physician. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

See doctor now: See a doctor. It may be nothing or it may be a heart problem - do not delay. A man your age may be at high risk for the onset of heart disease. ...Read more

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I have discomfort possibly muscular in left chest with pain in lower neck top of shoulder?

I have discomfort possibly muscular in left chest with pain in lower neck top of shoulder?

Sounds like it: You don't give your ageso if young would not think the heart unless congenital problem; muscular is sharp pain with movement or touch, heart is deep pressure with numbness radiating to left arm/jaw, can come on with exersize, relief with rest, but if severe comes on with rest ; if smoke or overweight never smoke and lose weight slowly, if strained muscle use excedrin[generic cheap at walmart, ...Read more

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My entire left shoulder and up to the frontel chest is numb and the pain is deep and extreme what can I do?

My entire left shoulder and up to the frontel chest is numb and the pain is deep and extreme what can I do?

Call 911 to go to ER: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms, but go to er. ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of chest, shoulder and down my arm. Have taken quick eze but no relief. Started 2 hours ago?

I have pain in left side of chest, shoulder and down my arm. Have taken quick eze but no relief. Started 2 hours ago?

Many possibilities: As the others have said from reflux to muscular to radiculopathy (pinched nerve) to heart or lung related. The latter while less likely can be serious so requires urgent medical attention at either GP if open or your nearest urgent facility/emergency department. All the best. ...Read more

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Having severe pain on the upper right part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

Having severe pain on the upper right part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

More info needed.: More historical information is needed. Given that this may be a very serious issue, I would suggest going to your nearest ER for evaluation. ...Read more