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I have an issue that I assumed was my Gallbladder acting up

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I have an issue that I assumed was my Gallbladder acting up as it did a couple of years ago.
I am experiencing an external skin sensitivity in the region under my right arm, starting at a point under my right breast and extending back to my right shoulder blade. Up until now it was more of an irritation, but this evening I am feeling several sharp pains right under the right breast area. I have had an Ultrasound and a full panel of blood work. So far nothing abnormal has shown up. Also I have had a current shingles shot. There is no sign of rash or any other externalization. Any thoughts? Would an MRI reveal what might be going on internally? I worry about things like male breast cancer. This all cam on suddenly in the past 3 weeks.
Lance Lawson
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for this question

It is one of two things

1)shingles prodrome and the rash isn't there yet

2)a thoracic disk. So a disk in your spine that is pressing on a nerve

I would get an xray of your back. That is the next best step for this

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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