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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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Deep, localized, sharp pain between left shoulder blade and spine for months. Chest CT showed only gynecomastia and borderline enlarged spleen.?

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

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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?

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

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

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

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Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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I have a sharp pain under left breast that goes to left shoulder blade?

I have a sharp pain under left breast that goes to left shoulder blade?

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

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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.?

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.?

Possibly from a: Pinched nerve from a slipped disc. Your dr may consider doing an xray and MRI of your cervical and thoracic spine to confirm this. God bless u! ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a sharp pain, left shoulder blade wrapping around to my left breast and left arm.

I have a sharp pain, left shoulder blade wrapping around to my left breast and left arm.

Heart?: See a doctor for heart evaluation, if pain progresses go to ER. Not all left chest pain are heart attacks but you want to make sure you ok ...Read more

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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?

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?

Heart / neck problem: Should see your doctor ASAP to make sure your heart is OK as your symptoms are very typical for a heart attack although a heart attack is extremely rare in a 27 year old female.
Neck problems causing a pinched nerve sometimes may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pain neck, back: The type of radiating pain you describe is often from nerve impingement (pinching) in the neck spinal area or in the thoracic area. See your doctor for diagnosis. Physical therapy helps. Avoid neck and back strain, heavy lifting most sports for now. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Evaluation: 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

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Sharp throbbing pain in left shoulder and under breast sometimes chest usually only when I inhale deeply?

Sharp throbbing pain in left shoulder and under breast sometimes chest usually only when I inhale deeply?

Pleurisy?: 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

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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?!

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

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Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

EXAM: These symtoms require a thorough physical examination and chest xray, call your private physician. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See details: See a doctor and have the shoulder evaluated. Bursitis and tendinitis are two common causes but there are several possible explanations. ...Read more

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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?

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