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I woke up this morning with a sharp pain below my left shoulder blade. It also hurts when i breath in and gets worse when i move around.

I woke up this morning with a sharp pain below my left shoulder blade. It also hurts when i breath in and gets worse when i move around.

Likely- muscle cramp: With no history of trauma or injury, the most likely cause of pain in the area described is a muscle injury. The intercostal, latissmus, and serratus anterior and rhomboid periscapular muscles could be some og the actual muscles involved. A trial of nsaids, rest, light stretching (when tolerated) should allow for a slef-limiting recovery. If still painful > 7 days seek orthopaedic evaluation. ...Read more

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My left shoulder blade hurts when i move it and when i move it a certain way i have a really sharp pain that takes my breath away. What could it be?

Scapula pain: If there's no history of injury, the pain could be due to a bone spur, bone growth,or pathologic fracture. In any event,I recommend that you consult an orthopedic surgeon and appropriate examination and imaging tests will be done. ...Read more

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Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?

Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?

Pleurisy, perhaps: If this has been going on for a few days, then I would schedule an appt with my primary care doctor. This could be something more serious, but if it is only a day or two, then some anti-inflammatory medicine taken wtih food might help with the pain. There are several things that can cause referred pain though and these might need to be evaluated ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when i take deep breaths?

I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when i take deep breaths?

Pleurisy: Pain with deep inspiration is often caused by pleurisy. Pleurisy is often associated with a recent respiratory illness. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when i take deep breaths. How can I treat this?

Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under left shoulder blade every few hours for only 5-10 seconds. First, it hurt to take a deep breath although I could. Now, it does?

I have sharp pain under left shoulder blade every few hours for only 5-10 seconds. First, it hurt to take a deep breath although I could. Now, it does?

Sharp pain: This most likely is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between 2 ribs. It causes Sharp, fleeting pains often precipitated by a deep breath. A lung cause or pleurisy is also a possibility if there is associated cough or fever. Pinched nerve is not serious and usually resolves on its on. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen or if there is fever, cough, wheeze, breathlessness ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when i take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when i take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

See a doctor: This is probably nothing but muscular but any pain that is worsened with breathing deserves evaluation by a doctor. This could be from a pneumothorax and can be evaluated clinically and with a chest xray. If you are having any shortness of breath at rest, go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I'm having constant aching pain under my left shoulder blade that worsens and turns into a sharp pain when I take deep breaths. What could this be?

I'm having constant aching pain under my left shoulder blade that worsens and turns into a sharp pain when I take deep breaths. What could this be?

Varies: There are several possibilities including pleurisy, a subscapular bursitis, a pneumonia, pancreatitis, among other possible causes. I would not hesitate to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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26 yr old. I was playing sport when I started to get a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade. It hurts when I take a deep breath or stretch forward?

Need work up: If this problem is recurrent need investigation tests like MRI to see the intactness of complex scapular muscles. This where your great medical delivery system fails in UK , long wait for this kind of test . but here ( USA ) you can have it done even today . ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade can only take shallow breaths, sore when sitting moving or lyung down?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade can only take shallow breaths, sore when sitting moving or lyung down?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who may refer to a neurologist or an orthopedic doctor if necessary. A chest x-ray and lung exam may be needed, to make sure the heart, lungs, and their linings are ok. "sharp" pains can also be evaluated in the E.R. To be sure they are not related to a more serious problem, if one's primary doctor is not available. ...Read more

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Sharp pain above left shoulder blade, radiating into base of neck and down left arm, with slight difficulty breathing (deep breaths)?

Sharp pain above left shoulder blade, radiating into base of neck and down left arm, with slight difficulty breathing (deep breaths)?

Go to ER: Though low probability, the first thing you want to have ruled out is a major cardiac of vascular problem that could be life threatening. If you haven't been seen by a doctor yet you should go right to a good er and have them take a history, do a physical exam, and order appropriate tests. The type of pain you describe is a cardiac or major vascular problem until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting a shooting pain where my heart is as well as a sharp pain where my left shoulder blade is and shortness of breath?

Why do I keep getting a shooting pain where my heart is as well as a sharp pain where my left shoulder blade is and shortness of breath?

Emergency Room time: A man or woman, with pain inside the chest and shortness of breath, should call 911 and take the ambulance to the er. He should not wait at home to see if the symptoms get better. It could be a heart attack, which can be fatal. If it turns out to be a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, or a blood clot in the lung, she will still be in the right place at the emergency room. Time to call for an ambulance. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade whenever it take deep breathes and sometimes even shallow breathes.

Chest x Ray: get an X-ray to make sure you don't have a collapse of lung called pneumothorax. It is most likely a musculoskeletal problem That can be treated with Ibuprofen. But first get X-ray. ...Read more

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Experiencing a very sharp pain in left shoulder under end of blade it where soft tissue is. taking deep breath bending down is when it's most painful ?

Peri scapular pain: This sounds like periscapular pain. The muscles that surround your shoulder blade can get strained or overworked either due to a shoulder injury (rotator cuff) or from certain overuse activities. Periscapular pain can be treated by massage to that area, heat can help, physical therapy to rehab the shoulder and also address the periscapular muscles and topical or oral anti inflammatory medications ...Read more

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Felt sick the last week (light-headed, chills, sweating) but the only remaining symptom is sharp pain in top back side of left shoulder when I breath.

Felt sick the last week (light-headed, chills, sweating) but the only remaining symptom is sharp pain in top back side of left shoulder when I breath.

Pleurisy: You may have or have recovered from pneumonia. This pain is from the lining of the lung and means something is still there. If it keeps up, or you have cough or fever, you should get an X-ray to be sure. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains under my left shoulder blade when i take a normal to deep breath. The pain sometimes shoots down my back. What should I do?

Should see your PCP-: For an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a ct scan, depending on what the pcp finds. Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, strained muscles; as all these result in increasing pain with deep breathing. A spine cause will be diagnosed with ct. See him sooner than later, to avoid any serious problems with delaying to see him. ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain in the upper left back pain around the shoulder blade. It only hurts when I breath deeply. In good shape. Never happened.

I am having a sharp pain in the upper left back pain around the shoulder blade. It only hurts when I breath deeply. In good shape. Never happened.

Pleurisy?: This is typically very painful with deep breaths, but only lasts a number of minutes. Its thought to be due to the lining of the lung sticking temporarily to the side of the chest wall. As always, if you're concerned something is wrong , see your primary care provider within the next week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more