Pain under right shoulder blade pregnancy

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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There are a number of possibilities.

During pregnancy, gall bladder disease can flare up and this may cause referred pain to the right shoulder. Also, any condition that causes irritation of the diaphragm, either from the abdomen or from the chest may also cause shoulder symptoms.

Examples of abdominal conditions that can do this are:

Peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary emboli, pleuritis, and esophagitis.

The major consideration though is ectopic pregnancy.

The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for ectopic pregnancy includes:

• Missed period
• Sudden severe abdominal pain
• Mild abdominal pain
• Abdominal tenderness
• Vaginal bleeding
• Internal bleeding - and various symptoms related to internal bleeding:
• Severe abdominal pain
• Shoulder-tip pain
• Pallor (Paleness... not sure if this is a word :-))
• Low blood pressure
• Clammy skin
• Dizziness
• Fainting
• Weakness
• Tiredness
• Collapse
• Fainting
• Pain after intercourse

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