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Having dull pain in left shoulder blade; thermacare heat wrap pad seems to help. Also, ache in upper left arm, feels like muscle ache after too much exercise. Shoulder blade and upper arm aches seem to be linked. No recent injuries or strains. Back and side sleeper; avoiding sleeping on left side, but ache has persisted for almost a week. 69-year-old female in good health. Take cholesterol meds. My internist has recently retired and do not have new MD yet.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Atorvastatin, 40 mg; Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 mg; no allergies

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Never had surgery, seldom have colds or other illness; mother had heart attack at 84 yrs, but lived to be 96 yrs

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 1 month ago

Do you feel as though the pain is worse with movement of the shoulder/arm or does the pain get worse when you start exerting yourself during walking or exercise? I ask because I want to make sure there is no cardia connection.

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