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What are the symptoms of a strained pectoral muscle. Doc says I have that yet I don't know. It hurts far too much. Right side.Armpit to below nipple.

What are the symptoms of a strained pectoral muscle.  Doc says I have that yet I don't know. It hurts far too much. Right side.Armpit to below nipple.

Armpit pain: Do you have numbness tingling, coldness in the arm? That would point to something like a clot in the vein artery is really painful with real coldness to the arm). Did it occur after exercise? Thoracic outlet syndrome? rarely gallbladder., mediastinal/.neck lesion, carotid issue, need CXR f/u w/ doc, http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/hic_Thoracic_Outlet_Syndrome ...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


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Can armpit pain be from shoulder/upper back strain?

Can armpit pain be from shoulder/upper back strain?

Yes, from both these: causes or from the spine due to s disk or a pinched nerve lesion. Contact your Orthopedist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a pain by armpit towards shoulder above breast. I don't remember straining it. Could it be muscular?

I have a pain by armpit towards shoulder above breast. I don't remember straining it. Could it be muscular?

Could be: You may watch and wait. In the meantime you may take an over the counter pain medication like Tylenol. Counter-intutive as it sounds exercising may help with muscular pain. Start easy and gradually increase the intensity of exercise so that you sweat profusely. Raising core body temperature through exercise is good for health, including muscular aches and pains. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Pcp says no swollen nodes. history of trapezius strain?

Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Pcp says no swollen nodes. history of  trapezius strain?

Infection: This sounds like an infection of a cyst. U need eval by ur pcp who may treat u or refer u 2 a surgeon 4 drainage or excision. ...Read more

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I've had left back pain under by back bone left to my armpit underneath the bone feels like sore or ripped when I move. Been a week not should I i get a X-ray or wait? Could it be a strain ?

I've had  left back pain under by back bone left to my armpit  underneath the bone feels like sore or ripped when I move. Been a week not should I i get a X-ray or wait? Could it be a strain ?

Back pain: needs to be evaluated by your doc. He/she will let you know if and what kind of imaging or treatment you need. It can range from strain to something more serious. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches from armpit. No muscle strain...CAUSES?

Intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches from armpit. No muscle strain...CAUSES?

Pain in your chest: Regardless the reason crunches or muscle pain. The pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Woman with intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches away from armpit. No muscle strain, CAUSE?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more