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Sharp Pain In Left Shoulder And Chest
Sharp pain in upper left chest area near left shoulder. Pain comes on sudden, is sharp, I feel it in my shoulder and down my arm, left side, and it last for 5-10 seconds. I've felt it since last night. All day today. Can feel it in left jaw not often?
Should I go to ER 56 yr old female bp left arm 130/90 74 pulse bp right arm 159/93 achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm
Yes: Er eval is a good idea. You have chest pain and left arm symptoms radiating from the neck, these could represent angina, which means an impaired blood supply to the heart muscle from the coronary arteries. There are certainly other causes of chest and arm pain, but your combination of symptoms sounds concerning. It's better to be sure, go to the er. ...Read more
Help! Sharp pain in left shoulder blade that shoots pain through chest! Should I have had a X-ray too or is just a ECG ok?
See doctor soon: If this pain occurs frequently you should have a complete evaluation not just and ekg and xray. The pain may be coming from the lungs or the blood vessels from the heart. ...Read more
2 x today I've had a sharp pain that radiates from my upper left shoulder and chest all the way down my left arm hurts taking a deep breath lift arm?
Pleuritis: Sharp pain in the left shoulder and chest and extending all of the way down the left arm in a 44-year-old should at least be evaluated to rule out cardiac ischemia. If you are not having any problem with your heart then likely you have a pleuritis, a costochondritis, a rotator cuff tear or a cervical radicular pain. You need to have a physician examine you and labs now--emergent call MD. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on my left shoulder and left side of the chest when I take deep breaths. Been 3 days so far. Should I worry?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. However, you may wish to watch and wait. If the pain is tolerable and getting better, you may take acetaminophen, as needed. If the pain worsens or interferes with regular breathing, see doctor.
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I've been having a sharp pain in my chest and left shoulder for about 8 hours now. It almost feels like soreness or gas. What should I do?
See a doctor: There are many possible causes of chest and shoulder pain, including muscle strain, inflammation, gastrointestinal problems, heart disease, lung infection, and blood clots in the lung, the last three potentially life threatening. A doctor visit is needed to sort this out. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more
Propped phone btween my face /left shoulder. Min's later had very sharp pain in right side to middle of chest. Then under right shoulder blade. Heart?
Neck strain: Possibly injured neck. Rec you see an orthopedic doctor if not better soon. ...Read more
Can a shoulder injury be causing chest pain? Left shoulder is sore and taking deep breaths cause sharp pain in upper chest. 26/F
Yes: The muscles of your shoulder attach to the chest wall. Pain is often referred there. ...Read more
Last night in the morning hours I had a pain in my chest and started vomiting. It was a sharp pain going to my left shoulder. I am 23 years old I am 1.62m tall and my weight is 75.5kg. Was it a heart cramp?
Unlikely: More likely GI. Anything that irritates the diaphragm the pain can radiate to the left shoulder. ...Read more
A sharp pain for 30 secs or so, like muscle spasm, extending from left chest to left shoulder and neck. Same muscle tightness taking deep breaths 30 mins after the initial pain, should I worry?
You are young: Of course, people tend to worry about left chest pain being cardiac in origin. This would not be common at your age (but not impossible). In broad overview, sharp, short pains are less often of serious cause unless pain is quite severe and/or associated with other abnormalities. Ultimately, cannot diagnose this way; so, if concerned then have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have sharp pain under left ribcage that worsens when I inhale making it difficult to breathe, left shoulder pain and yellow stools? Blood results ok
See below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. If your pain is relieved sitting forward, worse lying on your back, you likely have pericarditis. If not, it's more likely pleurisy. These potentially can be serious symptoms and should be investigated. Do you use birth control pills? (cause blood clots); do you have fever? (may have pneumonia). There are other serious rare causes as well. ...Read more
Deep, localized, sharp pain between left shoulder blade and spine for months. Chest CT showed only gynecomastia and borderline enlarged spleen.?
Musculotendinous: 20's male w. Chronic unilateral rhomboid muscle region pain suggests localized tendonitis. No history of trauma given, but concern arises for strenuous athletics or weight lifting. An osteopath can diagnose, ; a physical therapist can assist in resolution. Ergonomics must also be considered. Heat, massage, and acupuncture might benefit. Eventually, a single cortisone injection might resolve. ...Read more
Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
I have sharp pain in my left shoulder and my ribs and gets worse when breath in what could it be.?
See your doctor: You might have strained some muscles in that side, but a fractured rib, or more serious pathology needs to be eliminated, see your doctor. ...Read more
I just got out of 2 days in hospital 12 hours ago. Was there for chest and left shoulder pain. Was told nothing is wrong. Now pain is back. What to do?
Notify them: Most time when you have been discharged from a hospital you will have a follow up doctor who would be familiar with your case; I would call them and notify them that the pain had returned and see what they recommend. ...Read more
Upper right chest pressure followed by pinching upper left shoulder pain...Brief but troubling. What does it mean?
Can't relate them: It is unlikely that the 2 symptoms are related. Unless both are muscular (which, statistically, is the most likely cause). Have you been doing any stretching, carrying, twisting or other strenuous work in the last week? ...Read more
More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more
Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest.?
24 yrs old. Sudden pain in chest that moved to my left shoulder. Pain only lasted about two minutes nows its just uncomfortable. Slow pulse. Why?
Maybe heart: This may be related to your heart, I would have this evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more
Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now, no injury?
? referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent, I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
I have a pain in my left shoulder blade that radiates down my arm and in my jaw and I also have a sharp pain in my left breast. What could this be?
No shortness of breath. Left shoulder pain when inhale. Just got rid of majority of a chest cold, little pleghm left. Breathing good, except shoulder?
Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade/back radiating to my left breast, left arm, neck. No breast lumps and breast does not hurt when its being touched?
Chest and back and left shoulder pain, slightly numb left arm for weeks (like having cramps), hard to breathe. Gerd? Or more than that?
More than that: Gerd does not typically cause any extremity symptoms. The pain and numbness and difficulty breathing are worrisome, but less so given your age and listed lack of any other health issues. Much of your pain could be caused by a cervical spine issue, but not shortness of breath. Get in to see your pcp. ...Read more
Sudden sharp pain above the left breast. I have constant left shoulder and arm pain as well as tingling in left hand from my thumb to my middle finger?
Chest pain?: It sounds to me like you should be evaluated to rule out a heart attack right away. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
What would cause a sharp pain below breast middle for a couple secs than stops then happens again later on Also have shoulder pain that comes an goes?
I have a history of AFib and I'm always (daily) getting left shoulder pain and a pain like a bad stitch in my left ribs - could all these be connected?
Being a high risk patient, you should get evaluated by a physician about these symptoms as they may or may not be related and this cannot be determined here.
Good luck. ...Read more
A sharp pain from my ribs to spine and right behind my shoulder pain is 7/10 my mom says its my posture but I must disagree and my xray shows nothing?
May be msucular: Is it painful to touch? This could be muscular. Your physician should be able to clarify this for you. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain lasting more than seven days, same pain as day one, pain on bottom of left ribs too. Naseau, pain in elbow, wrist and age 24 female?
Sharp throbbing pain in left shoulder and under breast sometimes chest usually only when I inhale deeply?
Very little history is given but this is consistent with pleurisy. Have you been exercising or doing martial arts? Do you have a job that requires physical effort?
This could be the cause?
Are you on the pill? It could possibly be a pulmonary embolus but is less likely
See the doc and have an exam. ...Read more
Again I have chest tightness but now with sharp pain in left jaw then neck then left upper shoulder then left arm pain come and go, normal ECG echo?
You need a complete: You need a complete work up to makes sure that this is not your heart! Please take good care! ...Read more
Heart IS fine. But chest pain (sharp), jaw pain (dull), headaches and very specific pain in left shoulder tip, elbow and pinky and ring finger. Why?!
Cervical spine?: The distribution of pain in the shoulder, elbow, and 4th and 5th fingers follows a dermatome: the distribution of a nerve root that originates in your neck. A herniated cervical disk (in your age group, usually due to trauma) is the most likely cause but there are rare causes too. Was your MRI of your neck? ...Read more
EXAM: These symtoms require a thorough physical examination and chest xray, call your private physician. ...Read more
A sharp pain in my shoulder that lasted for a few minutes and left my shoulder soar what could be wrong shoulder pain for two weeks?
Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?
Depending on your-: -age, this could be impingement. Some symptoms include trouble putting on a coat or blouse, fastening your bra, and a positive empty can sign. You extend your arm out in front of you, elbow extended & pretend that you're emptying a can rotating your arm as is emptying a can. In Wisconsin we call it the empty beer can sign. If not painful or if it is, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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