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Can weird pain in armpits be cancer?

Can weird pain in armpits be cancer?

Not necessarily: Asabove/ not necessarily. If concerned with infection/inflammation/cysts/lymphnodes etc see pcp. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can armpit pain be caused by having breast cancer? There is a family history of breast cancer.

Can armpit pain be caused by having breast cancer? There is a family history of breast cancer.

Not typically: Pain itself is not a common sign of breast cancer. Pain can indicate muscle discomfort or lymph node swelling. A breast lump can be a later sign of breast cancer. Really need a physical examination with your doctor to know what may be causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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45 yrs. right breast and armpit pain and tnderness. Extremely dense breasts. Mri shows 6cm non mass enhancement regional asymmetric.birad 4. Cancer?

45 yrs. right breast and armpit pain and tnderness. Extremely dense breasts. Mri shows 6cm non mass enhancement regional asymmetric.birad 4. Cancer?

This type: of MRI-only(i assume) finding needs to be biopsied, but there is probably at least an 80-90% chance that it will be benign, assuming that there are no other suspicious MRI features. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer hurt? Severe pain in outer quad and armpit. Pain getting worse over 3 years. Newest US shows large solid mass in exact spot.

Can breast cancer hurt?  Severe pain in outer quad and armpit.  Pain getting worse over 3 years.  Newest US shows large solid mass in exact spot.

Breast cancer pain: In general most breast cancers don't hurt initially but there can be pain as the tumor grows. Get this checked out, you need a biopsy of this mass asap. Once you have good information you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have armpit pain?

Could it be something bad if I have armpit pain?

Depends: For armpit pain, we worry about lymph nodes. You need a physical exam and possible a breast exam to make sure there isn't anything there. Unless you remember doing something specific to cause the pain, i recommend seeing your primary care physician to evaluate this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause right armpit pain?

Can acid reflux cause right armpit pain?

Not that I know of-: -it is frequently referred to the back, but not armpit. If it does it again take a liquid antacid, if it goes away or helps a lot you have your answer. ...Read more

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I have weird armpit pain today. Should I be worried or see a doc?

I have weird armpit pain today.  Should I be worried or see a doc?

Give it time: The armpit pain may resolve on its own in a few days. If it doesn'e or if you have a lump or redness, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in right armpit. Only happens for a a couple seconds then goes away. Can anxiety cause pain on armpit? What causes armpit pain?

Pain in right armpit. Only happens for a a couple seconds then goes away. Can anxiety cause pain on armpit? What causes armpit pain?

Musculosketal: This is likely a muscle or ligament in that area. More rarely could be a skin or nerve problem. More than likely, this is benign and will resolve on its own. Be sure to discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for armpit pain?

What do you recommend for armpit pain?

See your dr: Armpit pain can have a variety of causes, and it is difficult to tell without a full history or an exam. It could be an infection of a hair gland (folliculitis) or sweat gland (hydradenitis) that requires antibiotics, a swollen lymph node from another infection, a muscular injury that might respond to stretching, heat packs, and over the counter pain medicine, or something completely different. ...Read more

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Having armpit pain, is it a strange symptom to get?

Having armpit pain, is it a strange symptom to get?

Armpit pain: Not uncommon, especially if hairy area. Results from irritation of hair follicles or blockage, usually from dampness or sweating. Have it looked at. ...Read more

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I've been having chest/left armpit pain in both of my left sides, what could be causing this?

I've been having chest/left armpit pain in both of my left sides, what could be causing this?

See your doctor!: Your symptoms could be due to many different things, including musculoskeletal pain (as in pulled muscles of chest and shoulder), infected cyst in your armpit, breast problem (as in cancer spreading to axillary lymph node) and cardiac problem ( as in heart attack). ...Read more

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Does flu shot cause armpit pain?

Does flu shot cause armpit pain?

No it does not: Even though it can cause pain at the site of injection in some people but it does not cause pain in the armpit. ...Read more

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How common is armpit pain in early pregnancy?

Usually there is-: -breast enlargement, and there id what's called the axillary tail that can reach to just under the deltoid muscle, and this may be what is causing your pit pain, because in using your shoulder the deltoids come in to play & it could compress the axillary tail of your beasts.. no good image so Google the anatomy of the axillary tail of the breast or just breast anatomy. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a constant armpit pain, what to do? What doctor can examine?

Hi, I have a constant armpit pain, what to do? What doctor can examine?

Internist/Family MD: Get checked by your internist or family doc first. He/she can refer you to a specialist if needed., \. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Depends: The nerves from the neck do not typically refer into the chest- usually more into the arms or shoulder blade region. Nerves from the thoracic region more often refer to the chest. See your primary care doc to make sure that you do not have any more urgent causes of chest pain. A physiatrist can help determine if the pain is coming from the spine. ...Read more

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Wake up with a stiff neck and armpit pain. Don't feel any lumps. And pian go's away after a few hours?

Wake up with a stiff neck and armpit pain. Don't feel any lumps. And pian go's away after a few hours?

Muscular: Sounds like Muscular pain or inflammation. You might try taking an anti-inflammatory like Advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen before you go to sleep, so it counters the inflammation that collects overnight. ...Read more

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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Pain: No way to tell without examining you and perhaps getting some imaging studies. Make a list of all your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred and go and see a doctor. You might try highlands regional medical center. ...Read more

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