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19 year old male. I occasionally get a burning sensation under my right shoulderblade. The pain can be felt sometimes when taking a deep breath. Also, sometimes a bit after meals the pain acts up with heartburn. I've also developed a sore throat, I don't believe is related. What I find is interesting is that I do not have difficulty swallowing, and the pain occurs after I eat rather than before. I've had a chest x-ray to rule out lung problems. I have also had bloodwork done that came back normal, and a CT scan that showed nothing irregular. I was thinking maybe it's a pinched nerve since my right side of my back is in pain when I stretch it sometimes. I haven't been losing weight, in fact I've been gaining weight

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replied February 20th, 2008
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Pain and heartburn after a meal could indicate a stomach disorder such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, hiatus hernia, tumor, etc. You can request diagnostics such as an abdominal ultrasound, gastroscopy and helicobacter pillory serology to confirm or exclude any possible disorders. You can also request an X-ray image of the spine to exclude spondilosis as a reason for the possible pinched nerve and back pain. If all medical investigations indicate nothing that can be identified, the pain could be due to a disturbed psycho-emotional condition and you may be able to seek help from a mental health professional.

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