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Throbbing on the top of shoulder, aggravates on deep breathing, stabbing pain under ribs. Cause and cure?

I have a throbbing pain on the top of my right shoulder . Every time I breath in, it hits hard. I also have a sharp stabbing pain like an excercise cramp in my right side, right underneath my ribs, that I have had for two days.but the pain from that is being shadowed by the pain in my shoulder. I would rank it a 2 between breaths, and a seven when I inhale.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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hi abeebe17,
I have read your question,
Without Physical examination and medical history , concluding anything here would not be correct.
The symptoms you have stated above can be due to various reasons. But in most cases it is not worrisome , the nearest could be Costochondritis .
Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum. The condition causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness that you can reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. Costochondritis affects females more often than males.

But again let me remind you that without physical examination it is not possible to say it.

Throbbing on the shoulder could also be the radiating pain due to costochondritis.

For Further advice I would suggest you to consult a general physician nearby immediately.

Wishing you a good health,
DR.G.Gayatri devi.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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