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Saturday, August 15, 2009 lulu21, Community Member, asks

Q: What would cause sudden severe pain beneath my left shoulder blade?

What would cause sudden severe pain beneath my left shoulder blade? Thank you for any advice you can give.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
8/17/09 11:53am

Hi Lulu21,

I'm not a doctor, so it's difficult for me to even attempt to advise you what could be causing this pain. Any time you suffer sudden onset pain like this, particularly anywhere in the chest area (front or back), it should be evaluated immediately because it could signs of a heart attack or other cardiovascular issue. I recommend being evaluated by your physician to determine the cause of your pain.

Here are some links that might be helpful to you in the meantime:

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Chest Pain - General Information

Stress and Heart Disease: How to Lower Your Risk

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

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By lulu21, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/18/14, First Published: 08/15/09