And welcome to Healing Well. Ry is right...you do need to have your doc check it out. It could be anything from digestion to heart issues. I'll share a couple of things I've seen with that kind of pain.
First, and this is not to scare you, but my mother kept having pain in the rib area below her shoulder blade. It kept up for week after week so she finally went to the doc. She belonged to a cooperative so, IMHO, she wasn't getting the best care out there. Anyway, they treated her for a pulled muscle. Pills, heat, the usual. She even tried acupuncture and no help. The pain just kept getting worse. Back and forth to the doc a not help. Well, fast forward a couple more weeks and she had a massive heart attack. The doc came to tell us there was nothing more they could do when the cardiologist finally got the catheter thru and they stented the artery that was blocked. They literally pulled her back from death. Women often feel heart pain in the back and not always the common ways that men do.
The other thing that might cause that kind of pain is costocondritis. It's inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage and is very painful...especially when you sneeze or cough. We have some threads on that topic. You can visit the fibromyalgia forum and do a search for costo for more information.
Good luck and keep us posted,
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