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What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

Muscle strain: Possible a muscle strain or rotator cuff injury. It depends on how long this has been going on and if there was any inciting trauma such as lifting or carrying something heavy which could have brought it out. I'd say more info and having a doctor evaluate it is the best course of action. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain under my right shoulder blade and right side of my neck that makes my right arm ache what's wrong?

I have a burning pain under my right shoulder blade and right side of my neck that makes my right arm ache what's wrong?

Disc: A number of things could cause these symptoms. It could be from a bulging or herniated disk in your neck or a number of other things. You would need a medical evaluation with physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a strange ache near the back under my shoulder blade on left side of body. What could be wrong?

I have a strange ache near the back under my shoulder blade on left side of body. What could be wrong?

Unlikely: Shoulder blade pain or scapulathoracic pain is usually musculoskeletal related. Stretch-grab a door frame lean back and then rotate toward your arm so that you put a stretch on the area and hold for 10 plus seconds. Do this several times a day. Apply heat. Lastly, massage the area by putting a tennis ball in a stocking, put it on the area and lean against a wall and roll the ball on the area. ...Read more

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I am having pain under my left shoulder blade and kind of numbness in my arm. Could it just be muscle?

I am having pain under my left shoulder blade and kind of numbness in my arm. Could it just be muscle?

Possibly: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing constant pain in my left shoulder blade, that radiates to my armpit and back. What is this?

I have a throbbing constant pain in my left shoulder blade, that radiates to my armpit and back. What is this?

Disc hx: Hi it appears you may have cervical or thoracic disc herniation causing radiculopathy MRI of cerv or thoracic ir both can be helpful for diagnosis and therapy and later epidural injection or nerve block can be helpful. ...Read more

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My upper left side of my back hurt between my shoulder blade and spine what could this be?

My upper left side of my back hurt between my shoulder blade and spine what could this be?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Pain: No way to tell without examining you and perhaps getting some imaging studies. Make a list of all your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred and go and see a doctor. You might try highlands regional medical center. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left shoulder blade that radiates down my arm and in my jaw and I also have a sharp pain in my left breast. what could this be?

I have a pain in my left shoulder blade that radiates down my arm and in my jaw and I also have a sharp pain in my left breast. what could this be?

Heart / neck problem: Should see your doctor ASAP to make sure your heart is OK as your symptoms are very typical for a heart attack although a heart attack is extremely rare in a 27 year old female. Neck problems causing a pinched nerve sometimes may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest under my left breast what could this means?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest under my left breast what could this means?

Depends. : It depends from your underlying condition and physical exam. It could be a musculoskeletal- skeletal pain or a miocardial infarct. I bet it's a first one because of your age. But you never know. And to be sure visit your doctor who might want to order some tests on you. Best! ...Read more

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Having severe pain on the upper right part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

Having severe pain on the upper right  part of my back, chest and neck radiating to my left shoulder. Should I be worried?

More info needed.: More historical information is needed. Given that this may be a very serious issue, I would suggest going to your nearest ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

What causes a bad pain  in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if a MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other non ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more

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I'm having this lower left ribs up to my left chest and left shoulder and my upper left back pain, what could this be?

I'm having this lower left ribs up to my left chest and left shoulder and my upper left back pain, what could this be?

Many possibilities: It could be many different things, from a simple self-limiting condition such as a rib strain, to more serious conditions such as internal organ diseases or pinched nerve in your spine. More information is needed in order to be better able to assess the cause. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?

I have a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?

See a doctor: Need more history, you need to be thoroughly examined and may need some testing, possibly including x-rays. Not something to delay about. Please see a doctor and get better soon. ...Read more

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Im having dull pain in left arm and the back of left leg also i can get this pain that comes on in my left side of chest what could it be?

Im having dull pain in left arm and the back of left leg also i can get this pain that comes on in my left side of chest what could it be?

Arm and leg: Sorry to hear about this. You MUST see your primary doctor as soon as possible. She/he will take your medical history, examine you, and then order some labs and possibly an xray. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with sharp pains in my neck, left shoulder and upper part of my back into my spine. What could be causing this? What can I do?

I have been dealing with sharp pains in my neck, left shoulder and upper part of my back into my spine. What could be causing this? What can I do?

Pain: I must tell you that these symptoms could lead down many different roads… you have to be seen in be examined… sorry. ...Read more