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I have pain+in+the+right+shoulder & it hurts when I breathe in I have +had+it+all+day+?

I have pain+in+the+right+shoulder & it hurts when I breathe in I have +had+it+all+day+?

Pleuritic pain: You need to see/call your physician asap!
pleuritic pain is concerning. Frequently benign, but there are few causes that need to be ruled out (pulmonary embolism)!
pleuritic pain is sharp chest pain (can be shoulder) that gets worse with deep breathing.
Many conditions can cause pleurisy with infection being most common, but anything that inflames the pleural lining of lung may cause it. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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My right shoulder hurts when I breath, why?

My right shoulder hurts when I breath, why?

Muscle spasm.: It could be muscle spasms of the small muscle between your shoulder and rib cage. Try a comprehensive stretching program of your shoulder and trunk. ...Read more

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I have heaviness when I breath plus my right shoulder hurts. I am a 46 year old female. Is this serious?

I have heaviness when I breath plus my right shoulder hurts. I am a 46 year old female. Is this serious?

Doctor can evaluate: A 40 year-old woman with shoulder pain and chest heaviness can be evaluated to see if there is a heart or lung problem (or some other problem). A call to her primary care doctor can help. The doctor may refer to the ER or to other specialists if needed. If a primary care doctor is not immediately available, one can be seen at the ER to make sure the problem is not a heart attack. ...Read more

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Recently I have been trying to lose a little weight. I am 90kg and every time I breath heavily my right shoulder hurts a little.?

Recently I have been trying to lose a little weight. I am 90kg and every time I breath heavily my right shoulder hurts a little.?

Pain from diaphragm: That may be pain from your diaphragm. This is the organ that moves up and down below your lungs when you breath in and out. When the diaphragm is irritated, pain is referred to your right shoulder. This is frequently exacerbated when you breath heavily. Not sure why you would have an irritated diaphragm. You should probably get it checked out because it wouldn't be normal in a 34 yo male. ...Read more

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I keep gettin shoulder pain in my right shoulder, 1 min it can be fine next it hurts even wen I breathe what could it b? Help please!

I keep gettin shoulder pain in my right shoulder, 1 min it can be fine next it hurts even wen I breathe what could it b? Help please!

Referred pain: It sounds like you have "referred pain" - pain that starts somewhere else and then recruits nerve fibers that send the pain elsewhere. I say that because the pain with breathing suggests a primary problem in your lung or pleura i.e. Pleurisy. The pain then radiates to your shoulder. Do you have fever? You need a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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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: 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. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Sounds muscular but: While this sounds muscular, the diffuculty breathing makes me worry about any possible lung involvement. You need to be evaluated by your primary care to rule out pulmonary disease then decide on proper evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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Pain in the ribs located under my breast and pain on top of right shoulder hurts to breathe, yawn, laugh, cannot lay down without feeling pain?

Pain in the ribs located under my breast and pain on top of right shoulder hurts to breathe, yawn, laugh, cannot lay down without feeling pain?

Spinal. Dysfunction: Sounds like you could have a problem. With the normal movement of your rib cage. Injury or strain can cause the rib motion to be altered. That can cause pressure on muscles and nerves leading to your symptoms. Consider seeing an osteopathic physician that does manipulation. ...Read more

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I feel there's a lump in the right side of my throat no pain while swallowing. Lump sensation hurts when I take a deep breath and right shoulder pain?

Hard to say: Would need more info and exam. If it has been fairly recent swollen nodes can cause similar symptoms and are often associated with a viral or bacterial infection. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.

I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.

Be seen: Many possible causes, but usually chest and/or shoulder pain that is worse with inspiration would be well suited to be urgently evaluated just to rule out a cardiac or pulmonary cause. ...Read more

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Experiencing severe shoulder pain in my right shoulder. ... Deep down past my muscles ESPECIALLY when trying to breathe deeply. Chest too?

Experiencing severe shoulder pain in my right shoulder. ... Deep down past my muscles ESPECIALLY when trying to breathe deeply. Chest too?

Get checked: Emergency Room check up for this complaint is warranted. They can rule out life threatening issues immediately. ...Read more

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My right shoulder hurts when I throw a baseball hard. Who do I see?

See below: There are three types of docs who would deal with this. An orthopedist, a sports medicine specialist and a physiatrist who specializes in joint and musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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My right shoulder hurts when I move it some ways. Is it because I type more with that hand?

My right shoulder hurts when I move it some ways. Is it because I type more with that hand?

IT COULD BE BUT: Without a good history and exam, it is difficult to tell you exactly what the cause is. ...Read more

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My right shoulder hurts when I move it to specific direction and during contraction. Such as move my hand up /side. Plese help.?

My right shoulder hurts when I move it to specific direction and during contraction. Such as move my hand up /side. Plese help.?

Bursitis vs tendinit: Being 25, shoulder bursitis or tendinitis from by minor trauma (pitching baseball, swinging golf-club, strain from wt lifting etc.) is likely the cause of your pain. Do gentle range of motion exercises and stretching, and use of aleve/motrin for a wk or two. If not better, consult doc to have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts whenever I breathe, what do I do?

My shoulder hurts whenever I breathe, what do I do?

Shouldn't: You should not have shoulder pain every time you breath. I recommend seeing a physician for evaluation and treatment. It's not possible to diagnose you with limited info and no exam. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Injured right shoulder 3 years ago. Did PT. Every now & then its a bother. Had Army PT and now shoulder hurts worse than ever and it hurts to exhale.

Injured right shoulder 3 years ago. Did PT. Every now & then its a bother. Had Army PT and now shoulder hurts worse than ever and it hurts to exhale.

Get an MRI: It is not possible to know which parts of your shoulder have been injured (or how badly) without a reliable imaging study such as an MRI. Before starting PT, it is important for the therapist to know what is damaged inside, to better prescribe exercises to speed recovery rather than hinder. If you haven't already received an MRI, now may be the time to do it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts when I breath in?

My shoulder hurts when I breath in?

See below: You neck muscles contract with deep breathing. You may have a pinched nerve in your neck causing shoulder pain that gets worse when the neck muscles contract. ...Read more

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When I breath hard breath back shoulder pain under my right hurts all day?

Lung problem: Nerves from the lung go to the shoulder so that vascular or airway problems in the lung refer pain to the shoulder. ...Read more

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My 9 year old's right shoulder hurts and it hurts when she turn her head. What can it be?

My 9 year old's right shoulder hurts and it hurts when she turn her head. What can it be?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously, makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?

Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously, makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?

Shoulder pain: Spontaneous shoulder pain without an injury?! arm feeling heavy or numb? It is best to go see a physician to be sure that you have not torn your rotator cuff or cause an injury to your brachial plexus. 1 will impede your athletics the other will make you a gimp. ...Read more

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There is a really sharp pain in my right shoulder and my whole arm is dull and achey and my shoulder hurts when I move yet I have done nothing to it?

There is a really sharp pain in my right shoulder and my whole arm is dull and achey and my shoulder hurts when I move yet I have done nothing to it?

Pain: Pain in the should region with out any history of injury----It could be an infection--would need more information---are you tender under the arm pit? Any sores/ reddness? Or does the joint feel warm? ----if so check for infection---if you sleep on that side you may have bursitis/tendonitis
check with your Dr. Or go to urgent care or ER ...Read more

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Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Several things: It could be your gall bladder, liver problem, a kidney stone or infection, a rib muscle sprain / strain or a infection / inflammation in the right lung or lining of the right lung. If you have nausea, loose bowels then more likely gall bladder. If you have cough or breathing problems, then the lungs may be culprit. Blood in the urine or urinary frequency suggests the kidney stone. See a doc! ...Read more

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MS sufferer with pain in left middle back area near my spine and going into shoulder. Hurts to take a deep breath. I change positions often. Reason?

MS sufferer with pain in left middle back area near my spine and going into shoulder. Hurts to take a deep breath. I change positions often. Reason?

Rhomboid strain: If area is tender to palpation it could be a rhomboid spasm try massage check out dr sarnos TMS see if it fits this pain not likely related to MS especially common if you are using an walking aid like crutches or cane scapular stabilizers doing new job ...Read more

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2-3 inches below my shoulder hurts when I move it I have a sharp pain that takes my breath away. I cant put any weight on that arm. There was no injur?

2-3 inches below my shoulder hurts when I move it I have a sharp pain that takes my breath away. I cant put any weight on that arm. There was no injur?

Shoulder pain: You are young and this is still most likely a problem with muscle or thoracic spine. However internal problems can present as back pain. Does it hurt to breath. If so some lung problem could be possible-pleurisy, pneumonia or PE. ...Read more