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Where exactly is the pain located and what is nature of pain?
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Is burning associated with this pain?
Any stomach upset complains?
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Where exactly is pain located?
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Just under my left shoulder blade.
You mean on side of your back?
More towards the middle but not by my spine.
Any other symptoms related to this?
If I double my arm back, I can touch it with my thumb.
There is sharp pain if I try and take a deep breath. My elbow is sore as well.
Like short breath, fever, difficulty in urination or anything you feel that is abnormal?
Do you had any unusual physical activity recently?
No - it has just gotten progressivley worse and now it is constant even when I try and take shallow breaths. It seemed to be much worse after I ate lunch.
I have Sjorgrens Symdrome and take plaquinel and ibuprofen 2 x per day. I use a Duleral inhaler twice daily.
I did feel like it was worse afte my pilates class on Thursday. I just kept thinking I had strained it some how. Then it became more than a dull ache and started being sharp pains.
Commonly pain in such location is caused by sore inter-coastal muscle.
But since it has become sharp now I guess this needs clinical evalaution.
Underlying lung and pleural causes can also mimic such pain.
Something I can call my internist about on Monday am?
Sometimes referred pain from other organs can be felt in this area.
OK - anything I should look for that would indicate I should do something before Monday am?
I guess if its only pain then you can wait till Monday.But if there is further progress in pain or other symptoms particularly related to lungs develop do consider a ER visit.
But since you have pulled on for three days I don't expect something extremely serious.
Thank you for your time and I will call my MD in the morning and if the pain get much worse - I think I will have to go to the ER. Thank you again!!
Mean while continue analgesics and take rest.Thank you.
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