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Breast pains and left underarm pain. Could it be cancer?

Breast pains and left underarm pain. Could it be cancer?

Heart disease: Depending on your age and risk factors, the symptoms you described are more likely to be due to cardio-vascular disease than breast cancer. Please note that heart disease kills more women than breast cancer. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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 in left armpit and breast. What could this be?

Pain in left armpit and breast. What could this be?

Physician Review: Painful nodes in the breast may or may not be significant. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What causes pain under the armpit/side breast area?

Hidradenitis: Inflammation of the hair follicles and sweat glands in the armpit (and with it sometimes inflammation of lymph nodes or lymphadenitis) is a common cause of pain in this area. Aside from that any irritation of the nerves in this area will result in pain. Trauma or inflammation of chest muscles is also painful ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling pain in armpit/breast area?

What to do if I'm feeling pain in armpit/breast area?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have pain on my armpit and breast what can be the problem?

I have pain on my armpit and breast what can be the problem?

Need to be checked: I do not see your age but anytime you have pain in the breast and armpit it is a good idea to get checked. It could be something as simple as a cyst but it could also be infection or other problem. Depending upon your age your doctor may want to get a mammogram or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my right breast and armpit. What should I do?

Evaluation needed: While there are a variety of causes of the pains you describe, it is always wise to get this checked out. You could see your gynecologist or family doctor. They can do the proper testing to determine whether you have a serious problem. You should not wait with these symptoms - go fairly quickly. ...Read more