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what are the possible causes of pain under right armpit shooting down arm and my hand going numb?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
C7: C7t1 disc herniation can do ths C7 nerve root impingement neck MRI next.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
22 years experience Family Medicine
At times, severe ulnar nerve entrapment (by the funny bone area) can cause radiating pain up/down your arm. Also, the brachial plexus (a group/net of nerve under/near the arm pit can be injured, irritated--causing pain. Or maybe you are having a boil under your arm that is growing and pressing a nerve? Have it checked out by your doc.
Apr 14, 2013

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