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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?

Time to get seen!: This could be due to pleurisy, pneumonia, a blood clot or even a pneumothorax (a portion of your lung collapsed), as will as to an infection in your abdomen or pelvis. It could also be no big deal, but there's no way to tell without seeing you. So you've been sick long enough and it's time to get an answer and treatment. Go to your doc, an Urgent Care or an ER today and get it sorted out. ...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 In right top shoulder and front of neck when breathing In..more when laying on back. ?

Pain: Pain could be directly related to shoulder or neck problem. Does touching these areas make things worse? Lung problems, pleurisy, even pulmonary embolus could be a problem. Pericardial symptoms possible especially with lying back making worse. Even a gallbladder or some process under diaphragm could be possible. ...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