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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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