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Why does my shoulder hurt when I eat a big meal?

(14 Posts)
Dogolphin Thu 14-Jul-16 13:47:46

Why does the top of my shoulder hurt after eating a big dinner? Its very odd!

Northumberlandlass Thu 14-Jul-16 13:49:34

You can get trapped wind in your shoulders! Are you wolfing food down?

Arfarfanarf Thu 14-Jul-16 13:50:26

I read indigestion can cause shoulder pain. don't know how true it is.

NapQueen Thu 14-Jul-16 13:50:28

When I last had excruciating shoulder pain it was down to a gallbladder infection. Possibly connected somehow? Gallstones?

CreamCrackerundertheSettee Thu 14-Jul-16 13:51:02

You can get referred pain from your liver to the shoulder tip.

reallyanotherone Thu 14-Jul-16 13:52:19

it's referred pain. Your brain interprets the pain as coming from the shoulder when it's from elsewhere in the abdomen.

It's very common after gynae ops when they fill your abdomen with air, which then presses on the diapragm.

BertieBotts Thu 14-Jul-16 13:52:43

It's referred pain from your diaphragm area. So trapped wind most likely.

If it's only recently started you might want to take a pregnancy test as it can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy but if you've had it for a while, it's probably not that!

Dogolphin Thu 14-Jul-16 14:28:30

Only happens with a large meal, so Christmas Day for example. I knew you lot would know!

MewlingQuim Thu 14-Jul-16 14:32:55

I've only heard of it as a side effect of gynae ops as really said.

Maybe discuss with your GP to rule out other abdominal stuff like gallstones?

Dogolphin Thu 14-Jul-16 16:21:31

Yes, I might mention it if I'm in for something else.

AMR123456 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:33:03

Can I ask which shoulder?

Dogolphin Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:49

My left.

AMR123456 Thu 14-Jul-16 18:17:09

Could be gallstones after a big heavy meal? Get it checked out

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Thu 14-Jul-16 18:24:29

Yes to what has been said. See your GP.

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