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i keep having sharp stabbing like pains in my right armpit why is this happening

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Pinto
35 years experience Dermatology
Nerve problem?: The quality of the pain ("sharp, stabbing") suggests inflammation or irritation of a nerve, muscle, tendon, or one of your ribs. Start by seeing your ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
I don't know: But it could be bad. Why not see your doctor today? Hope this helps!

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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GIT problem: It sounds like a gastrointestinal tract problem. Gastro-oesophagial reflux with spasms of the oesophagus can present similarly. You might need gastros ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: This warrants medical assessment. I don't think we will be able to help you beyond recommending that you be evaluated.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Brief, sharp pains that occur in the armpits can be mysterious. If they are in the ribcage, they may be sensations of irritation of the pleura (the li ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
New to me: Unlikely heart, lungs, or blood vessels! some musculoskeletal strain with workout lifting, stretching etc!?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
If it resolves, fine: If the pain persists more than a few more hours, go to the ER especially if it involves chest heaviness, or any shortness of breath.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Lewbart
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chest pain: this could be a serious condition such as a heart attack. You should seek medical attention for these symptoms. There are less serious causes such as ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
What did you do?: Did you have trauma or injure the arm. First of all need a good history. Now since the pain has persisted see your doctor for exam. You may need furth ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Walker
44 years experience Family Medicine
Pain in axilla: If you are having unbearable pain in the left rib cage under the breast, my recommendation is to go to an Urgent care or Emergency department.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galperin
31 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: Mostlikely pain from rhomboid or scalene muscle spasm, put heat take motrins, if no help see you pmd for pt referral
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Pains: It's difficult to evaluate this without a physical examination and more details. I recommend you see your primary care doctor
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Arm pain: Referred form a pinched nerve. Occasionally referred from a first rib problem or wrist problem.

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