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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search elsewhere. Lung problems such as pneumonia, pleurisy can do the same, although less common. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Definition)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain ...Read more


Dr. Rada Ivanov
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
26 years in practice
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What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

Dr. Rada Ivanov
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
26 years in practice
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What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

Many things: Most common cause would be a "pulled muscle", but this may be a sign of something more serious such as a pneumothorax, pleural effusion or another pleural problem. If it gets worse or does not go away in a few days by itself or with over-the-counter medicines, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Woke up this morning with right shoulder pain. Gets worse when i inhale and extends to my chest when i inhale deeply. ?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Woke up this morning with right shoulder pain. Gets worse when i inhale and extends to my chest when i inhale deeply. ?

Pleurisy: It sounds more like pleurisy which is usually due to a virus and is inflammation of the covering of the lungs. Have a doctor evaluate the problem if it persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
31 years in practice
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Please tell me, could a sudden onset of right shoulder pain be heart related?

Dr. Dennis Giannini
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Please tell me, could a sudden onset of right shoulder pain be heart related?

Yes, : Especially if associated with chest pressure, sweating, and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Michele Arnold
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Right shoulder pain for months now?

Dr. Michele Arnold
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Right shoulder pain for months now?

See a physician: Shoulder pain can be caused by multiple different things: rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, arthritis, bursitis, referred pain from your neck, muscle pain in the shoulder girdle, cartilage defects, or even tumors or infections. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a physician and begin the workup to determine the cause. Treatments will depend on the diagnosis/cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
34 years in practice
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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
34 years in practice
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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

Variable: The pain could be things as simple as a contusion, tendonitis internal derangements, and fractures. You need a thorough exam, history and possible xrays or MRI scans obviously , the results of the above will help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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What could cause right shoulder pain for about 6 months now?

Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Depends: Shoulder pain can be from muscle , tendon or arhriiits. Tendonitis may last longer than other problems.You need to seedoctor for evaluation and prope treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
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What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

Dr. Robert Coats II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

Ice and nSAID's: Assuming you did not have an injury, shoulder pain will usually resolve with ice and anti-inflammatory medications. Activity modification is important to avoid aggravating the problem. Symptoms that do not resolve, will likely respond to oral/injectable steroids and therapy. Failure of non-op treatment is followed by MRI and shoulder arthroscopy is performed. See a board certified orthopaedic doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What causes upper right shoulder pain that hurts in both the front and the back?

Dr. Robert Coats II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
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Could be many things: Shoulder pain can come from many sources. The joint due to arthritis or inflammation. The muscles to due fatigue or strain. The rotator cuff due to inflammation or a tear. The bursa due to hypertrophy or inflammation. Finally the nerves to the shoulder can be compressed in the neck and cause pain. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
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I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute ?

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
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I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute ?

Should be ok: Sorry to hear about the shoulder pain. If this is a one time occurrence it might have something as simple as sleeping on your right shoulder and stressing the joint for a short time. I sometimes wake up with my arm feeling numb because I slept on it too long and cut off the blood supply, but it gets better instantly when I wake up and allow blood to go back to the arm. If this continues see a doc. ...Read more

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