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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?

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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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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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

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