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Pain under left scapula - pancreatitis ?

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First I experienced this pain several months ago. Then one day I had a severe gas pain that was not relieved for hours...I could not even breath. In ER I was told I had gallstones and my gallbladder was removed a day later. It seemed that my back pain subsided, but about a month later it came back. It seems worse after strenous exercises. I don't smoke, don't drink...but I do take LoEstrin birth control. Can anyone tell me what should I do.
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replied June 28th, 2010
Unfortunately, there are multiple possible causes of left shoulder pain, and as I am not involved in your care, I cannot really tell which, if any, of these conditions might be causing your symptoms.

You should, therefore, have your doctor evaluate you further. Meanwhile, you might try remaining on a very low fat diet and see if this helps your symptoms.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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