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Ihave sharp pain in right shoulder and neck when I breath, getting worse and been going on for over a week now?

Ihave sharp pain in right shoulder and neck when I breath, getting worse and been going on for over a week now?

Neck/shoulder pain: Most of the time the neck and shoulder pain result form muscle, arthritis and nerve involvement as it emerges out of the vertebral column, Need exam and may be some testing to get to the diagnosis, see your primary care doctor ...Read more

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Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

It can be one of: Several possibilities ranging from: muscular, cervical disc origin, shoulder issue, even gi, respiratory and cardiac etiology. If it does not resolve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?

I have a sharp pain in my right shoulder from my stiff neck and when I cough it hurts also I have pain on right side near ribs what could it be?

Variety of causes: This could be a variety of things. A thorough history and physical needs to be completed by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?

I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?

Could be: That could be serious. The most troublesome thing you said is that you have chest pain in the center. Undiagnosed chest pain in a 47 year old who reports, as you do, a history of angina, should be further evaluated, especially if it's new, occurring more often, with less effort, lasting longer, or getting worse. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the side of my neck to my right shoulder! Horrible pain, why does this happen?

Sharp pain on the side of my neck to my right shoulder! Horrible pain, why does this happen?

Maybe muscle spasm: Your neck and upper back muscles on that side could be in spasm -especially if your ability to turn your head has decreased. You can try gentle stretches, ibuprofen/Advil 400-600 (with food) every 4-6 hours for any inflammation, and warm compress to loosen the spasm or ice if you have sustained an injury to that area. Would also see your doctor if symptoms do not improve in the next day or two. ...Read more

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When I turn my neck to the right, I get a sharp pain next to my right shoulder blade. No other time?

Nerve pain: You probably have a pinched nerve in your neck which causes radiating pain into your shoulder. Get an X-ray of your neck and evaluation by an orthopedist. You may also need a mri ...Read more

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Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Could be a: Pinched nerve in your NECK (C6-7)

If gets worse a cervical exam/neuro eval and possible cervical MRI study may be indicate!

Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the right side of my chest when I breathe deeply, and also in my right shoulder and side of neck. What is this?

I have a sharp pain in the right side of my chest when I breathe deeply, and also in my right shoulder and side of neck. What is this?

Pleurisy: Good news, it is not your heart.
what you are describing is what we call pleurisy, or pleuritic type chest pain. it comes from inflammation/irritation of the lining of the lung. It can at times if irritates the diaphragm, refer pain to upper shoulder/neck area (called Kehrs, sign). benign mostly, and no therapy needed. If prolonged pain (not norm) then anti-inflammatorys may help ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in right shoulder traveling down back of arm mean?

What does sharp pain in right shoulder traveling down back of arm mean?

See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?

What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?

Various: 44y female w. spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, loss cervical lordosis & history shoulder surgery w. severe unilateral Superior trapezius painful muscle spasm, esp. Shoulder blade. POTENTIALLY CAUSAL: crossed Trapesium muscles, see below, large breasts, anterior sloped shoulders, swan neck, asymmetric shoulders, tilted head, thoraco-lumbar scoliosis & repetitive stress on computer looking left. ...Read more

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2weeks ago fell on right arm wrong. Now, everytime I move it towards my left body I get extreme sharp pain in right shoulder other thrn that its fine.?

Time for an exam: Severe pain that is persisting 2 weeks after a traumatic event (your fall) warrants a trip to the doctor. If nothing else you should get an examination of your shoulder to check for a possible rotator cuff tear, and an x-ray to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more

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Woke up with stabbing sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Seemed to correlate with gas and movement but Was very intense?

Woke up with stabbing sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Seemed to correlate with gas and movement but Was very intense?

Backpain: Right shoulder pain most probably muscular, if have noticed association with gas, you identified the cause and treat it accordingly. If the pain continues to be intense, see your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right shoulder, left side pain, missed period. What is happening?

Ectopic pregnancy: The shoulder pain may be from "air" or fluid under the breathing muscle (diaphragm) irritating the phrenic nerve from a ruptured ovarian cyst or ectopic pregnancy. Get a pregnancy test and examination by a gyn to sort out all the possiblities. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

Esophagus?: Could be an esophageal spasm, or a large hiatal hernia, known as a paraesophageal hernia. These can be diagnosed with upper GI contrast xray, and esophageal manometry. Usually, a GI doctor, or general or thoracic surgeon with experience in treating reflux disease would order these tests. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in right shoulder blade and right chest muscle this week. Lasts 1 sec. Pain occurs randomly. Chest xray, ekg last month normal. Help

Sudden sharp pain in right shoulder blade and right chest muscle this week. Lasts 1 sec. Pain occurs randomly. Chest xray, ekg last month normal. Help

Depends: Sometimes a muscle spasm can cause this. Stretching the area regularly before starting the day may help. If it gets worse, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right lung and my right shoulder blade when I cough.

Sharp pain in right lung and my right shoulder blade when I cough.

Lung or pleura: Any irritant of the lung or its tissue covering (pleura) can cause pain in the shoulder blade and lung. It could be a virus, bacterial infection (pneumonia), fungus, tumor or other irritant. It merits a careful evaluation by a cardiologist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have sharp pain in my right shoulder?

What could be causing me to have sharp pain in my right shoulder?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

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 for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis. ...Read more

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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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What is sharp pain in the collarbone area between neck and shoulder on right side?

MANY possibilities: Numerous possibilities: In that region are found bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, lymph nodes, apex of lung, nerves, and I probably forgot some! If you have a lump there, see a doctor promptly. If pain persists, see doctor to tell him/her where it hurts, when, how often, etc. Without these details and a physical exam, we can only speculate. ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain from the right side of my neck that shoot from there to under my shoulder blade?

I have a severe sharp pain from the right side of my neck that shoot from there to under my shoulder blade?

Vague: Need a thorough history and exam. Need to know if trauma was involved, the duration of your issues, has this occurred before, and other symptoms. Could be a pinched nerve, but need to be evalauted ...Read more