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What causes pain under the armpit and on shoulder?

I am having a dull pain under my right armpit and right shoulder blade. My chest feels heavy pretty much all day. I am constipated and nauseated all day everyday. When I push on my stomach and intestines it hurts.A month ago I had my gallbladder removed and thought all these symptoms would go away but they haven t. So what else is wrong with me? I need answers so please any help from you would be great.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi. I understanded your question and I will help you.
If I were your treating doctor.,I would firstly ask you to do abdominal ultrasound to rule out any serious abdominal problem. also you should know that shoulder pain and dyspepsia may persist for a period after cholecystectomy which is called post cholecystectomy syndrome.. I advise you to regulate your meals and avoid fatty meals.

Also I need to exclude any problem in the breast as breast masses and mastitis lead to enlarged axillary lymph nodes and heaviness in the arm pit.
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