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I have pain in my shoulder that started on 20th December, feels

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I have pain in my shoulder that started on 20th December, feels like trapped wind, but on reflection I was in a car incident on 17th December, could this have anything to do with it? I have not associated the pain to the incident before!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
yes, a car accident a few weeks ago most likely is causing your shoulder pain.
you should see a doctor and get a shoulder MRI scan and a chest xray
irritation of the diaphram sometimes can cause referred pain to the shoulder, so it is a good idea to get a chest xray or chest CT Scan as well.
where you checked out by a doctor after the car accident at the ER or emergency room?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The pain hurts when I breathe or move suddenly and difficult to sleep comfortably.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
then you should go to the hospital now or local accidents and emergency room to see a doctor right away.
and ask for a chest xray and shoulder xray and rib xrays.
pain when you breath can be a sign of fluid around your lungs or blood around your lungs from the car accident
or could be from a fractured rib
or a popped lung called pneumothorax.
you don't want to let this go.
you need to go right now.
let me know if you have other questions.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
do you have any other questions?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you doctor David, I took your advice and visited the Gp who diagnosed whiplash! Thank you for your help!