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I have mild sharp twinges under left breast that radiate half way towards my back and into left arm pit and arm. Is this just anxiety?

I have mild sharp twinges under left breast that radiate half way towards my back and into left arm pit and arm. Is this just anxiety?

Anxiety, pain: Not necessarily, because for many women this is how cardiac symptoms present. So I would suggest seeing your doctor to rule out any medical illnesses. Then if all checks out you can work on a approach to address the anxiety. ...Read more

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I have pain on and off in my left arm pit, what can I do for it?

I have pain on and off in my left arm pit, what can I do for it?

Get evaluated: Can you feel anything unusual in your armpit? There are lymph nodes there that drain the arm and front of the chest. Get seen and tell them your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have got a painful small lump under my left arm pit, what could this be? Only noticed it today.

I have got a painful small lump under my left arm pit, what could this be? Only noticed it today.

Lymph node/abscess: It needs to be checked. It may be a swollen lymph node due to infection or an abscess like a boil or a cyst ...Read more

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I have got a very painful small lump under left arm pit, and am very scared it is something serious. Please help! It came up yesterday.

I have got a very painful small lump under left arm pit, and am very scared it is something serious. Please help! It came up yesterday.

Not cancer: When cancer spreads to a lymph node the node SLOWLY grows larger (it won't suddenly appear) and is not tender or painful. Your lump is a small boil (infected hair follicle). This is a skin abscess (collection of pus) caused by Staph aureus usually. Warm soaks may bring it to a head so it drains. If it continues to enlarge see a
physician because MRSA is a possibility, which can get worse. ...Read more

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I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.

I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.

AnItchInTimeSaves9: Maybe you are sensitive to something, like deodorant or whatever stuff you put there, or some clothing or something. It's only on one side so that's unusual if you are sensitive to something you use on both sides. If you have been scratching that area it may have affected the skin. In any event, stop all deodorant, etc and maybe put some hydrocortisone cream on it and if that doesn't help, see your doc ...Read more

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Nocturnal left arm pain with a lump in the arm pit?

Infection?: A lump in the armpit can be caused by several different things, one of which is infection. Do you notice lumps anywhere else on your body, particularly your neck or groin? Do you have any skin rashes or changes on your arm? Given your age, other causes of this lump and pain, although possible, are less likely. ...Read more

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Painful lump under my left arm pit, over ribcage. Should I be worried about this?

Painful lump under my left arm pit, over ribcage. Should I be worried about this?

Need to be examined: A painful mass always needs to be worked up. There are numerous things it could be, but first step is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have pain in left side of my chest when taking a deep breath and keeps going under my left arm pit please help?

Have pain in left side of my chest when taking a deep breath and keeps going under my left arm pit please help?

Pleurisy?: Discomfort in the chest that worsens with a deep breath is called pleuritic pain or pleurisy.
This is often due to some inflammation of the lining around the lungs or the sac around the heart. Often it is due to a virus and will get better without treatment.
However it could be something more serious condition with the lungs or chest and if it continues or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen and painful knot on my ankle and also under my left arm pit?

You should see: A doctor for these and not play around wasting time. ...Read more

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Today I had a throbbing paid in left arm pit felt like charlie horse. Should I be worried?

Today I had a throbbing paid in left arm pit felt like charlie horse. Should I be worried?

More info needed: Unless you can directly related to a muscle pull or strain possibilities involve the muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system and skeletal system to mention a few.
Referred pain from a cardiac condition, poor blood flow, inflamed nerves, muscles, lymphatics and lungs may be involved.
A thorough exam is needed. ...Read more

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I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?

I been having upper back pain and pain under my left arm pit. What could this possibly be caused from?

T1 radiculopathy?: Without knowing more, i'd suspect a t1 radiculopathy. The first thoracic nerve provides sensation in this area.

A good physiatry spine specialist (anesthesia pain) should be able to figure it out for sure. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my ribs under my left arm pit and it comes in waves about every 30 minutes what could it be?

Musculoskeletal: Most likely, it is a rib dysfunction and is pinching a nerve. However, it could be internal in the heart or lungs although these usually do not cause sharp pains with any kind of rhythmic occurence. I would start by seeing a osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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The color under my left arm pits is very light purplelish color. I do have discomfort in my left shoulder that was caused by rock climbing.?

The color under my left arm pits is very light purplelish color. I do have discomfort in my left shoulder that was caused by rock climbing.?

Trauma: Purple discoloration suggests bruise. Given shoulder pain and discoloration with aggressive physical activity. May have done tendon or muscle damage a bruise does not remain static blood can tract along planes of tissue and is governed by gravity. ...Read more

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I have a thick rash only on my left arm pit. What should I do? The rash is not one big rash. It is spred out in 4 different rashes & bright red.

I have a thick rash only on my left arm pit. What should I do? The rash is not one big rash. It is spred out in 4 different rashes & bright red.

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when I take it off but the ache is still?

Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when I take it off but the ache is still?

Get this checked...: I remember a patient of mine who complained that her bra felt too tight - and like you, she still had symptoms when she took it off. It turned out that she had heart disease! (she's fine now - happy ending!) because women's heart symptoms are often subtle, they are sometimes ignored. I believe you should be evaluated, and in my opinion, by a cardiologist. Talk to your doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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I feel bruise like pain on the side under left arm pit when I press on it. It is literally on the side of my body under left arm pit. Didn't bump into?

I feel bruise like pain on the side under left arm pit when I press on it. It is literally on the side of my body under left arm pit. Didn't bump into?

Various causes: Discomfort and tenderness there could be due to strain of muscle or ligament, bruised rib or tender lymph glands. Check for any lumps or redness, and if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when I squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin, there's about. 25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around.?

Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when I squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin, there's about. 25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around.?

Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can be expressed out with out pain. You will need to watch it in case it gets infected, then it will turn red and can hurt. This is not a serious condition. Should discuss with your physician at next visit and have examined just to make sure. ...Read more

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Pain in my left arm pit but not all the time I have already had a heart attack in july this year?

Pain in my left arm pit but not all the time I have already had a heart attack in july this year?

Pain in left axilla: Given you history, Go to the Emergency Department where they can assess and they can remove the heart as a source or more importantly get you the care you need if by chance it is the heart. ...Read more

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My daughter 6months old, 3months premature has a hemangioma near her left arm pit and it's starting to form scab already. Is this bad?

Infantile Hemangioma: This sounds likely to be an infantile hemangioma (ih) and the scab is probably from ulceration due to stretching of the skin by the ih. If it is still growing, or if it is painful due to ulceration, and a pediatric dermatologist agrees that this is ih, then I strongly recommend that the child be started on oral propranolol. This is now known to be a safe and very effective treatment for ih. ...Read more

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I have a boil in my left arm pit, it's been there almost a year, it keeps filling up, I've suffered from boils since I was 18 (im 33 now)?

Prevention & Cure: Even if you are prone to boils, there are things you can do to prevent them. Do not use tight close and keep a good personal hygiene. Usually, your immune system will cure the infection that caused the boil. Take care. ...Read more

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My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back?

My daughter has an enlarged lymph node in left arm pit. It has been swollen for coupe of weeks however it did go way down and then came back?

Other symptoms?: Was there an apparent reason for the swelling the first time? Ie: a bite on the arm, rash or infection. Did it heal while the node was swollen? Has she had a recurrance of the bites, rash, on the arm? Sounds like an infectious process at least in the beginning. Were there scratches from a kitten involved on the arm or hand? Discuss what you can remember with your doc. That can direct the next step. ...Read more

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Found a small small pea sized lump under my right armpit two days ago. Now I have the same thing under my left arm pit. Pretty scary. 60 yrs old. No?

Found a small small pea sized lump under my right armpit two days ago. Now I have the same thing under my left arm pit. Pretty scary. 60 yrs old. No?

May be OK: Pea sized lumps may just be small abscesses, especially if they are just under the skin.
Please see a doctor in the next week to get these checked. ...Read more

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I noticed a pea sized lump underneath my left arm pit. It seems to be right on a vein and I only notice it when I raise my arm. It's been 1 yr no pain?

I noticed a pea sized lump underneath my left arm pit. It seems to be right on a vein and I only notice it when I raise my arm. It's been 1 yr no pain?

Small bumps: Small bumps in the armpit can come from a number of different causes. Most are not serious at all. If a small bump has been present and unchanging for over a year it is very unlikely to be serious. ...Read more