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i have been having pain in and around both shoulder blades,

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i have been having pain in and around both shoulder blades, when belching, and swallowing, just for 3 days. do i need to be worried?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 4 years ago.
Hi,welcome to justanswer , I would really recommend you to consult a doctor immediately , specially when your symptoms have being going on for 3 days .

The symptoms you have been experiencing could be caused by different conditions like : gall bladder disorders from the presence of stones to gallbladder inflammation, stomach ulcers, gastritis ( internal stomach lining tissue inflammation), kidney stones, airways tract infections, lung infections, gastroesophageal reflux ( in this condition, your stomach acid juices flow back into the esophagus ), esophagus inflammation,pancreatic disorders, strained muscles, upper back discs inflammation, liver inflammation. At the same time , this type of pain could also be product of dangerous conditions like angina or heart attack ( in which the heart blood flow becomes severely affected by the presence of a clot which reduces the level of blood and oxygen that your heart tissue cells receive ). This is a really serious condition that must be managed immediately .

You should get immediate medical attention right now , specially to rule out the presence of a heart problem .

The doctors will need to perform some tests including : an EKG, an upper chest and an abdomen X-rays , heart enzyme blood levels , AST ,ALT and liver function tests .

With these tests , your doctor will be able to determine which of these conditions is producing your symptoms so You can receive the appropriate treatment .

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