A 60-year-old female asked:
woke up with a pain upon movement under left arm close to breast. no pain if sitting or lying still. i do sleep on my left side only. it hurts when i press on it but see nothing visibly. i picked up breast and it stopped until i put back down.
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Berryman answered
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Arm/breast pain: First go to your gyn provider for an exam. The weight of the breast can pull on the nerve complex under the axilla of the arm, and lifting the breast will stop the pulling on the nerve. A growth under the arm may be involving the brachial plexus, so the condition needs to be examined by a physician.
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!