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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Sudden sharp stabbing pain under left shoulder blade down through ribs, comes and goes on and off, rest/hear/ice does not help?

Sudden sharp stabbing pain under left shoulder blade down through ribs, comes and goes on and off, rest/hear/ice does not help?

Pain: Sounds like this came on at rest. Have you been coughing or having a fever? Does the pain worsen with a breath. Although you have tried rest and thermal measures have you tried an NSAID? If you find yourself coughing, fever or persistent symptoms especially if symptoms worsen with breathing you should get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Help docs? Why is there a sharp stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade?

Help docs? Why is there a sharp stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade?

Muscle strain.: It could be a strained muscle , or, less likely, a pinched nerve, radiating pain under the shoulder blade. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can sort that out for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Had a cough for a month & sinus infection. Now on the 9th day of taking antibiotic. I have sharp, stabbing pain now from left shoulder blade to under left breast.

Had a cough for a month & sinus infection. Now on the 9th day of taking antibiotic. I have sharp, stabbing pain now from left shoulder blade to under left breast.

Go back to doctor: This will, at the very least, require a thorough physical exam, and probably a chest imaging study. Go back and discuss with the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Jones
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What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, i would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Joseph Wilson
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Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm . What could this be ?

For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm . What could this be ?

Strain: Sounds like you may have a rib or upper back out of place. See your doctor and make an appointment with a chiropractor as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galperin
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Dr. Jennifer Tucker
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What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?

What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?

No trauma?: If you have not experienced a trauma, then the likely etiology of your pain is an irritated nerve in your neck. Anti-inflammatories and a formal course of physical therapy is the first line of treatment. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon including xrays of both your neck and shoulder can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?

Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?

U could be right.: Your ibs can contribute to ur symptoms.Follow up nevertheless with ur dr and get checked for ruptured intestines, peritonitis/ inflamed lining of the abdominal wall etc. Take care! http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=356. ...Read more

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