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For over a year I've had pain in my right upper back in the shoulder blade area. It feels like a stabbing pain. Pain in back around to front chest?

For over a year I've had pain in my right upper back in the shoulder blade area. It feels like a stabbing pain. Pain in back around to front chest?

Shoulder pain: For a 48 year old woman your pain in your sholder blade may be referred pain from gall bladder disease. Check with your doctor for x- rays of your gall bladder ...Read more

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Extreme abdominal pain nausea black diarrhea the entire stomach hurts feels like its stabbing pain and back hurts and chest pain vomited 5 times today

Emergency: Black stools strongly suggest an upper GI bleed possibly from an ulcer. Go to the ER immediately. If you are bleeding it is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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I started getting pain in the left side of my chest. It's a quick stabbing pain that goes away and comes back later. It started today. What is it?

I started getting pain in the left side of my chest. It's a quick stabbing pain that goes away and comes back later. It started today. What is it?

Stabbing chest pain: Stabbing pain is hardly ever from the heart, also at your age is unlikely, so relax! try to focus on what causes it, what relieves it etc. And then have a physician examine you. Some times it is just a muscle cramp from the chest wall muscles. ...Read more

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22/f. sharp stabbing pain in chest and upper back mostly on both sides of shoulders. This happens frequently.

Check posture when: sitting, typing on computer, using your iPhone or Android, (methyltestosterone) or driving, riding the bus. All these things affect bilateral shoulder pain, b/c it forces us to hunch, which isn't healthy for our backs or bodies. If you have good posture, then maybe it's a pinched nerve, or the way you carry your backpack, or purse. May be too heavy. Shouldn't be more than 10 pounds max. Also, wearing too high heels. ...Read more

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Started two yrs ago i get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?

Started two yrs ago i get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?

Chest pain: chest pain as described here and at your age is most likely to be coming from the chest wall "musculoskeletal". Other common causes may include asthma and acid reflux. Heart problems can cause chest pain but your symptoms are not fitting. If ibuprofen does not help your pain then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have pnemonia am a health care aid have stabbing pain in chest and back when coughing only been two days when should I return to work?

Have pnemonia am a health care aid have stabbing pain in chest and back when coughing only been two days when should I return to work?

Ask doc.: Pneumonia is a serious illness. Fatigue is common. You don't want to overexert, and need to rest to get allow the body to fight off infection quickly. Talk to your doc and ask about light duty. Aids work really hard, and you should not go back to full duty yet. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain from middle of my chest through back. Nauseous, hot flashes, hurts to take a breath, and I'm extremely tired afterwards.

Stabbing pain from middle of my chest through back. Nauseous, hot flashes, hurts to take a breath, and I'm extremely tired afterwards.

See your doc: These could possibly be very worrisome symptoms. You should definitily be evaluated by a doctor if these symptoms continue. Don't put this off. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain going from my left chest through to my back shoulder blade...Should i go to the doctor? The pain comes and goes

Sharp chest pain: Yes, you should go to the nearest er and see your physician. These symptoms must not be taken lightly as they may suggest serious medical conditions like heart attack, aortic dissection, blood clots in the lungs, atypical chest pain from gerd seems less likely. Further work up is necessary to exclude serious conditions. ...Read more

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Pin point sharp stabbing pain In various areas of chest beside breasts above breasts, upper back and neck. X-ray on chest 1yr ago fine. Any ideas?

"Pins and needles"?: Some synthetic fibers may cause "skin deep" stabbing sensations ("pins and needles"?)
Also, look for other possible skin irritants – a specific soap, cosmetics, household sprays, domestic pets. Does your husband have a beard (seriously), or use any skin care products that you may be allergic to? ...Read more

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Earlier today i had a very painful needle stabbing pain everywhere in my upper body except my arms. Lower back, chest, upper back. It was very painful?

Pain everywhere: There are many, many possibilities. Be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle and not taking and drugs or foreign substances. You should call your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause?Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis , fell on butt 2x

I have sharp stabbing pain  middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause?Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis , fell on butt 2x

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 17 year old unlikely anything but skeletal despite risk factor of hypertension mild stele tasks due to not taking a deep breath use otc for pain relief. ...Read more

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High bp, chest pain and short of breath. No wheezing, never smoked. Having a sharp stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade and pain, weakness, tingling in right arm. What should I do?

Go to MD: I think it is wrong to simply take things for granted without proper evaluation. The history may not seem like it is your heart but to say definitely it is not is wrong as things can coexist. It seems like it is nerve pain but it is best to see your doctor, be evaluated, get an ekg may be and whatever else is needed and be safe. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain in my lower right ribs that radiates to my back, up a little and around to the other side a little.

I have sharp stabbing pain in my lower right ribs that radiates to my back, up a little and around to the other side a little.

It could be: several things such as gallbladder problem, pulled muscle, kidney stone, gas, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was walking into our frontroom and had a sharp stabbing pain in my back &couldnt hardly breath now in ribs?

What do you advise if i was walking into our frontroom and had a sharp stabbing pain in my back &couldnt hardly breath now in ribs?

Stretch and Exercise: At your age, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Can ibc cause stabbing pain in shoulder blade and ribs?

See your doctor: Inflammatory breast cancer (ibc) can cause pains and swelling sensations around the arm and shoulders, even the ribs, usually starts in the breast and nipple region, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left upper quadrant towards my back. Below ribs in my back. Appears susuddenly and goes away just as quickly..

Sharp stabbing pain in left upper quadrant towards my back. Below ribs in my back. Appears susuddenly and goes away just as quickly..

Pain: This type of pain may be a variety of conditions ranging from heart attack to acid in the stomach. It is impossible to evaluate this condition without a full physical examination. ...Read more

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Hi why does my side under my breast hurt then the pain goes and comes back again and it feels like a stabbing pain and I don't know what to do?

Hi why does my side under my breast hurt then the pain goes and comes back again and it feels like a stabbing pain and I don't know what to do?

Rib cage?: You may have just costochrondritis (inflammation of the rib cage area usually from a sprain) which is triggered by movements and certain postures. Have you lifted something heavy recently? Try ice pad , heating pad, or NSAID to see if one these may helpful. If the pain gets worse or lasts more than a week , you need to check with your doctor ...Read more

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I have stabbing pain in my RT of back when I laugh. It seems to be between my last ribs and kidney area. It's happened 3 times in the past week.?

I have stabbing pain in my RT of back when I laugh. It seems to be between my last ribs and kidney area. It's happened 3 times in the past week.?

Sharp pains: Often, sharp,shooting and fleeting pains are due to pinched intercostal nerve or muscle which runs between two ribs-in this case it may be in the back of the rib cage. If the pains are below the rib cage,the lumbar muscle may be the site of the discomfort. The discomfort would be worsened by coughing,stretching,etc. See your physician for evaluation as needed. ...Read more

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Have had a pain right side back bottom of ribs started a heavy stabbing pain, I managed to sleep but irritable now it's more of a stinging pain?

Back pain: Several things could be causing this. Body wall problems such as muscle or bone. Skin problems such as shingles. Kidney stones and other kidney related issues. Should be seen and sort these out with a primary doctor. ...Read more

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Getting over acute brochitis. Got checked by doctor yesterday. Today, I've developed a sharp stabbing pain between my ribs on my back when coughing.

Relatively common: Bronchitis causes fair amount of inflammation. If that affects the lining of your pleura or causes inflammation near an area of nerve it can send sharp shooting pains through the nerve distribution. Typically this is short lived but can recur with deep breathing or cough. Generally not considered dangerous. If accompanied by acute shortness of breath, can worry about collapse of lung: go to ER ...Read more

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Hi, Dr. I've been having a sharp stabbing pain on my left side, under my breast but on more on the side, down toward my back. It hurt all the time. ?

Hi, Dr. I've been having a sharp stabbing pain on my left side, under my breast but on more on the side, down toward my back. It hurt all the time. ?

Flank pain: The most common cause of flank pain in the young patient is muscle strain, but kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome, lung disorders are other considerations. Try stretching and anti-inflammatory medication and expect improvement in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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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