Scapula pain, Right side chest pain caused by shoulder.


Q: I've had pain in my right shoulder blade for about 2 months now. I haven't strained it or hurt it in anyway. It's sometimes hurts all the way to the front of the right side of my chest. I was just laying in bed one night and it started hurting. Nothing seems to stop the pain.

Symptoms:  Pain in my right shoulder blade, right side chest pain, scapula pain

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
We understand your concern.
Usually, such kind of pain that has been described by you occurs in following conditions:
1. Cholecystitis - But since your gall bladder is removed, it won't occur.

2. Pleural effusion - You need to get a Chest Xray for that.

3. Pericarditis - You need to get an ECG and ECHO to rule out this.

4. Muscular Pain - Do hot fomentation and apply Diclofenac ointment locally over there.

So, you should see your doctor and share my opinion with him. He would order Xray Chest, ECG, ECHO for you.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy.

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