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Right side rib pain for 8 months goes into my right shoulder blade I have had 8 clear xrays in past 3 months

Right side rib pain for 8 months goes into my right shoulder blade I have had 8 clear xrays in past 3 months

Gallbladder/ Ulcer?: The symptoms here are vague. This type of symptom could arise from different things. Simple muscle cramps would be relieved with conditioning, stretch and better breathing. My first thought is something gastrointestinal like an irritated gallbladder or an ulcer in the small intestine - but not my specialty so I'd suggest consulting an internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore?

Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore?

Go to the Doctor: I believe the question as asked is the perfect definition of when one needs to be seen by their family doctor. Something is wrong. Your body is telling you to get some help. You need to be seen and examined by the doctor you trust most. ...Read more

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Please help can't take the pain! My (r) shoulder blade bottom tip along with all (r) side ribs hurt so bad, only relief when cracked or medicine?

Get diagnosis: Radiating pain can have many causes. Treatment should be specific. Get it diagnosed properly. A physiatrist might help. ...Read more

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Woke up to dull left shoulder blade pain. Then pain in left breast /chest. Pain in ribs below breast, neck, and shoulder. Doc swears heart ok. Thoughts?

Prob not cardiac: Unlikely cardiac given your age. Depends on your level of activity etc. Need more information. Breast cancer and pain typically do not go together if you are worried about that. This should be something simple a practitioner can help you with instantly.

Had before? ...Read more

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I have been having right sided rib pain for 8 months that goes in to my back and shoulder blades, I suffer with copd gastritis blood and xrays clear

I have been having right sided rib pain for 8 months that goes in to my back and shoulder blades, I suffer with copd gastritis blood and xrays clear

? gallbladder: Differential include lung issue, pleurisy, liver or gallbladder with referred pain. Not likely to be cardiac. Could also be neuropathy or spine issue. ...Read more

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The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?

The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?

Consider Massage &PT: The first thing we need to figure out is why. We need to learn more about your spine, do an exam, get xrays and learn more about your work, sports and trauma if any. Many people see a Chiropractor or sports medicine doc who will do an exam and get imaging. If massage, stretching and exercise don't help a formal course of Physical therapy may be appropriate. If all this fails an MRI is indicated. ...Read more

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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasn't figured it out yet. ...Read more

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I have MS and experienced left rib pain around shoulder blades. Is this normal?

I have MS and experienced left rib pain around shoulder blades. Is this normal?

No, it's abnormal: Sounds like you have an issue within the spinal cord. Pain is far from uncommon, about 90% of all patients, and could well be a sign of impending relapse. Suggest you involve your neurologist ASAP, and consider treatment. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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Will a broken rib under the shoulder blade cause problems?

Will a broken rib under the shoulder blade cause problems?

Not usually: Should be ok once it heals unless there is displacement or healing reaction causing protrusion into the shoulder blade/chest wall space resulting in bursal irritation when you elevate your arm on the same side. ...Read more

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I tripped and fell into my truck with my shoulder. I have a sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder blade on the back side and upper rib cag?

Contusion vs fractur: Most likely that you have a contusion/strain from falling and hitting your truck. Often, pain is worse a day or two after injury due to inflammation etc...Uncomplicated fractures of rib or shoulder blades can happen, but no casting is needed. So only need to treat pain/inflammation for comfort. Gentle range of motion/stretching, and motrin/aleve for few days. If worsen, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have pain radiating from left mid rib to back under left shoulder blade?

Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility. ...Read more

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I have terrible pain below my shoulder blade which (when pushed upon) causes pain in my chest. Are my ribs broken?

Unlikely: If you didn't have a trauma, the ribs are probably ok. Would see your physician for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my chest the pain is running from my rib to my shoulder blade back to my chest what would that be?

I'm having pain in my chest the pain is running from my rib to my shoulder blade back to my chest what would that be?

Seek med. Attention: Unfortunately, the computer is not the proper arena for chest pain questions, as it could be several things causing your pain, but assuring it is not your heart would be the most important to get evaluated asap. Chest pain caused by heart issues is not always classic l sided with tingling in the l arm and jaw pain with shortness of breath. You should seek medical attention to properly assess it. ...Read more

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When I eat I get sharp pains in my right rib it travels to the back of my rib and to my shoulder blade & lasts about hour, what is this? I daren't eat

When I eat I get sharp pains in my right rib it travels to the back of my rib and to my shoulder blade & lasts about hour, what is this? I daren't eat

Should see a Doc: This could be a number of things. On the right side, you think of liver and gallbladder issues. It sounds like gallbladder stones, but again, could be many different things. If it is gallstones, avoid fatty foods as it will make it act up. It could also be your pancreas. Either way, I would recommend seeing a physician for a thorough history and physical. Simple testing will answer a lot. ...Read more

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I lifted a 125 lb training dummy in a firemans carry. Now Lots of pain on shoulder blade & near ribs. Hurts to move it and pick things up. Pops a lot?

I lifted a 125 lb training dummy in a firemans carry. Now Lots of pain on shoulder blade & near ribs. Hurts to move it and pick things up. Pops a lot?

Muscle spasm: Young female lifted 125# & now pain & "popping" near a "shoulder blade". Absent sharp pain & instant popping at time of lift event ligament tear unlikely. Post-lifting muscle spasm, Superior trapezius & Subscapularis, require heat, rest & massage. Spastic Levator scapulae elicits popping as tendon of this muscle is impinged by the superior scapula spine during shoulder rotation. See comments: ...Read more

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Under rt shoulder blade ribs on eaçh side hurts when breath deep hurts worse what could be wrong congestion?

Under rt shoulder blade ribs on eaçh side hurts when breath deep hurts worse what could be wrong congestion?

Concerned: You are dscribing pleuritic chest pain. There are several potential diseases that have pleuritic chest pain as a symptom. These include, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, pleurisy, pleural effusion, etc. You need an evaluation and work up by a physician urgently. ...Read more

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Pain right side spine one inch below shoulder blade around to ribs for months. Back X-ray showed nothing. What could it be?

Thoracic pain: After excluding problems with your lungs (pneumonia), aorta, heart, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder etc. You would want to consider a herniated thoracic disc. Any of these problems could mimic your symptoms. The chronic nature of symptoms suggests, to me, that nerve pressure could be causing. Especially if worse bending/twisting. Easy to confirm with mri. Treatment usually nonsurgical. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my lower and upper right side (up under my ribs) + severe pain in my right shoulder blade. What should I do?

I am having pain in my lower and upper right side (up under my ribs) + severe pain in my right shoulder blade. What should I do?

See your dr: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, gall stones or other problems. See a doctor for testing. ...Read more