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Years ago while chinning myself on a low bar over a swimming pool I felt pain in my right armpit. Pain since & now swelling & tenderness. Help. ?

Years ago while chinning myself on a low bar over a swimming pool I felt pain in my right armpit. Pain since & now swelling & tenderness.  Help.
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?Muscle-see Doctor: This might be a tear of the pectoralis muscle (major or minor), or possibly a teres or other shoulder capsule muscle. It should be examined by a doctor to see if orthopedic intervention is needed, versus conservative management and perhaps some physical therapy. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Mystery infection 3 months ago that made my lymph nodes swell severely, with lots of breasts and armpit pain. Antibiotics resolved swelling, not pain.

Mystery infection 3 months ago that made my lymph nodes swell severely, with lots of breasts and armpit pain. Antibiotics resolved swelling, not pain.

Lymph nodes: By now the lymph nodes should have gone away. You need to see your PCP first for labs. Then maybe thinking about getting a biopsy of the lymph nodes. Maybe even some images like a CT, etc will give some information. ...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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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 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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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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Is armpit pain a sign of some disease?

Is armpit pain a sign of some disease?

Nonspecific sign: The armpit (axilla) has a lot going on in a small space... All the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves that connect the arm to the torso traverse this space, there are a lot of lymph nodes, plus there are many specialized skin glands. Axillary pain can be related to any of these structures. If there are no obvious "lumps" or areas of swelling, it is usually of musculoskeletal origin. ...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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Do a lot of people get armpit pain or is that a weird symptom?

Do a lot of people get armpit pain or is that a weird symptom?

Common: The armpit (axilla) has a lot going on in a small space... All the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves that connect the arm to the torso traverse this space, there are a lot of lymph nodes, plus there are many specialized skin glands. Axillary pain can be related to any of these structures. If there are no obvious "lumps" or areas of swelling, it is usually of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more

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I have had armpit pain all day, relieved ater shower. What could it be?

I have had armpit pain all day, relieved ater shower. What could it be?

Need more data: Cannot suggest possibilities without knowing if its cold or hot showers that relieve the pain, other signs and symptoms, medical history, and examination of the area, lungs, and breasts. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Two left armpit pain episodes four days apart and lasting 3 to 4 minutes. One similar pain episode 2 months ago.

Get checked asap: There are many reasons you can have pain in the left armpit. There are any unknown factors as well-your age, medical conditions, family history etc. One cause can be heart pain. Therefore, with no other information available about you I would advised your get checked immediately. If you have risk factors for coronary disease, hypertension, cholesterol, overweight you should go to an emergency room ...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 couple seconds then goes away. Can anxiety cause pain on armpit? What causes armpit pain?

Pain in right armpit. Only happens for 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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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 is 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 breasts. 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?

Unlikely: The cervical (neck) spinal nerves are associated with pain that radiates into the arms. Upper thoracic (chest area) spinal nerves could be associated with pain radiating around the axilla (armpit) into the chest. ...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

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I am being tested for MS and wondered could long term armpit pain be related? Both armpits are tender to touch and have been for over 1year.

MS mimics: Can be related to MS which can mimic a lot of ailments. I'm sure you have discussed with your neurologist and if not then do so on your next visit ...Read more

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Armpit pain and breast lump = ca?

Armpit pain and breast lump = ca?

Not necessarily: There are many things that can give you a breast lump that are not cancer. However, I would get it checked by your doc asap, so you can have peace of mind. ...Read more

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Will the flu jab cause armpit pain?

Will the flu jab 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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Is armpit pain a heart attack?

Is armpit pain a heart attack?

Unlikely: Usually heart attack pain is felt in the left jaw, down the left arm, and/or across the left chest and may be accompanied by nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations or passing out. Sometimes it can be a vague sensation in the chest or like heartburn, and sometimes there's no pain at all. Armpit pain would more likely be muscular or a swollen lymph node. If in doubt, check it out! ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...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