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Pain in shoulder blade, hurts while breathing

When I woke up this morning, and brushed my teeth and took a shower and was getting dressed, I noticed a sharp pain in between my shoulder blades.then it just kept getting worse. Especially when I take a deep breath it increases to a sharp stabbing pain. If you start at bottom of shoulder blade then go up around the curve thats were the the pain starts then taking a deep breath it hurts that area so much. I am a NAC and do lifting so I tried picking up a big book to see if that bothered it but it does not. when I poke my chest out and pull my arm back and breathing becomes easier.
Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
These symptoms could indicate you have some inflammation in your lungs causing pleuritic pain. It may also be sign of a blood clot in your lung. I suggest you see your doctor for assessment. You may need a CT scan of your chest.
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Dr K A Pottinger
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