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Shortness Of Breath With Left Shoulder Ache
Must check the heart: A visit to one's primary care doctor very soon can help sort things out. If symptoms recur prior to the visit, one can go to the E.R. (A person with worrisome chest pain and shortness of breath has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".) ...Read more
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
Can't sit w/o having chest pain/tightness in middle of chest n left side of ribcage near heart. Also have shortness of breath and dysapnia?
Substernal chest : Pain/tightness with associated shortness of breath in an adult male is cause for alarm.Call 911. ...Read more
Left scapula and left anterior chest pain with deep breath and certain shoulder movement assoc with left hand and left foot tingling, left arm ache???
Musculoskeletal: It is impossible to diagnose based on this information, but the description is most compatible with a musculoskeletal problem, from arthritis in the shoulder to stress injury from moving, lifting, weights, etc. If it worsens, or if you develop dull chestpain, fever, or shortness of breath, see your doctor! ...Read more
Having pain in my upper right abdomen, shortness of breath with heart palpitations, pain in my back and neck/shoulder area.
Hard to say exactly: But further evaluation with your pcp is warranted. ...Read more
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
Left arm ache, left hand tingling, pain with deep breath left scapula and left anterior chest wall. Worse with lying down and activity of L UE. ?
21yr M I've had consistent left arm sorenes extending into neck fatigue and occasional heart palpitation chest pain shortness of breath. Just anxiety?
Horrible pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, mild upper chest pain. Also short of breath. What is it?
Many: Causes...Get evaluated by your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle strain: Shortness of breath (sob) could be from many things such as asthma and infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. Infections could cause chest and back pain. Sob can go along with coughing. Coughing could lead to muscle strain which in turn can lead to chest and back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of calf discomfort, and pain in chest. 2nd episode of sharp achy chest pain on L side. Difficulty breathing?
Ans: You are so young. More history is needed like trauma to the chest? Any family history of heart disease? Do you exercise? Once a good history is obtained. Then examination such as reducible pain.? Most likely you are musculoskeletal pain. But again a thorough history and exam is required ...Read more
22y male, dull pain and ache only on left side chest, back, shoulder, neck and uper arm. No shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness. What's the dx?
Chest pain ? etiol: Cardiac cause such as pericarditis needs to be evaluated. Could also be musculosketetal / neuromuscular. Needs further workup. ...Read more
Severe sharp pain in chest spreading to back, shoulder and neck. Shortness of breath on exertion and palpitations. I'm hypertensive. Should I worry?
Symptoms: With the symptoms that you present here, I would advise seeing a physician and getting checked out sooner than later. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This cannot be anwered in this setting. There are many possible causes including indigestion, acid reflux, costochondritis, pleurisy, muscular pain, shoulder arthritis etc. Heart disease is on the list but, at your age, only if you smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. ...Read more
I have pain in chest & back, along with left & right arm numbness with left side neck pain. Pain & dizziness is worse when up & moving around. I also experience shortness of breath.
Further evaluation : Is warranted given severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
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