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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Pain on right nipple saw a doctor and he wasn't so concerd but pain is persistent help and underarm and armpit with numbness and tingling?

Pain on right nipple saw a doctor and he wasn't so concerd but pain is persistent help and underarm and armpit with numbness  and tingling?

Poss.referred pain: See a neurologist. Sometimes the problem is far away from the area where the symptoms are. It could be a pain from nerve irritation in the thoracic spine. ...Read more

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Prickly pain stabbing burning in the breast right only and pain in armpit and numbness in right hand?

Recommend seeing: A physician. This could be a number of things. This can include nerve irritation from the neck causing the pain and numbness. Another cause could be a brachial plexus related neuropathy. This could be from injury or a mass exerting pressure on the brachial plexus. Do you have any masses in the armpit of upper out quadrant of the breast? Safest recommendation is a physical exam by doctor. ...Read more

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When extending my right arm to pick something up a pain behind my armpit came and numbness followed and I cannot extend my arm or reach very far ?

When extending my right arm to pick something up a pain behind my armpit came and numbness followed and I cannot extend my arm or reach very far ?

Strain: This type of stretch/strain injury could have also impinged a nerve. Symptoms should resolve gradually over the next several days with simple resting your arm. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I lift lots at work. Deep ache beneath sh blade and muscle by armpit. Massage of armpit area cause numbness down arm and in blade. Ideas?

I lift lots at work. Deep ache beneath sh blade and muscle by armpit. Massage of armpit area cause numbness down arm and in blade. Ideas?

Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read more

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Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Suggestions: You likely have an intermittent nerve compression over the lower brachial plexus and your elevation of limb causes more nerve compression. Some mechanisms to consider would be Thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, but even more peripheral sources of nerve compression at elbow or wrist. An EMG test can help ...Read more

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Left armpit feels numb and numbness goes down arm a little ways. What can cause this? Also my left breast has been feeling heavy.

Left armpit feels numb and numbness goes down arm a little ways. What can cause this? Also my left breast has been feeling heavy.

Disc: Low cervical disc herniation can cause this. Also bravcial plexus is under the arm- it is a bundle of nerves- so stretching or pressure on it can give these symptoms too v. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more