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Dull pain in left shoulder blade, but increases to a sharp pain if I inhale deep, or go to sneeze or stretch it, ideas?

This can be a sign . of just a muscle pull or related to a disc problem or even to something irritating the diaphragm on that same side. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...