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What could right breast pain by armpit be?

What could right breast pain by armpit be?

breast pain: Breast pain can be difficult to treat. One of the more common causes is mastitis (inflammation /infection) of the breast. See your doctor and get evaluated. Also you may have a swollen lymph node in your axilla (armpit) that causing you pain. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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Mild Fibroadenosis, mild, dull pain on and off in right armpit and right upper breast since day 10 of this cycle. Is this cyclical breast pain?

Mild Fibroadenosis, mild, dull pain on and off in right armpit and right upper breast since day 10 of this cycle. Is this cyclical breast pain?

Possibly: You need to see if you experience these symptoms with almost every cycle to really call it "cyclical". Keep a diary of when you have the pain in the breast for 3 months and then talk to your doctor. Evening Primrose Oil (oral) can help with breast pain. ...Read more

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Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years

Can an armpit boil cause breast pain? It looks like a pimple. And some have black  centers. There not very big. I had just one for 5 years

Sebaceous cyst: This sounds like a noncancerous lump called a sebaceous cyst. They can get infected and become painful. I recommend you see a general surgeon or breast surgeon who can evaluate you. ...Read more

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Do kidney stones cause armpit/breast pain?

Do kidney stones cause armpit/breast pain?

Not likely: Pain is usually in flank, abdomen, or inguinal area. On other hand pain so severe that in some individuals may radiate to atypical body parts. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me? I'm having breast pain, and pain under my armpits, headaches, and swelling of lymph nodes?

What's wrong with me? I'm having breast pain, and pain under my armpits, headaches, and swelling of lymph nodes?

Nonspecific: At this time the symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to a viral infection which should run its course in several days. Call your physician for an examination if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Can an infected armpit cyst cause upper chest and breast pain. The meds i was on took the cyst down to the size it was five years ago when i first fel?

Yes: Make sure you took the abx for the full course. Sometimes, with enlargement of a cyst in an area that is very innervated, may cause referred pain into chest/breast. Now that you've taken your abx and the cyst is smaller and not inflamed, it's a good time to consider surgical removal. ...Read more

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Can an infected armpit cyst cause breast pain. Im taking clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills x aday. Last dose is tonite. How long b4 the pain is gone?

Can an infected armpit cyst cause breast pain. Im taking  clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills x aday. Last dose is tonite. How long b4 the pain is gone?

Pain: This subjective phenomenon (pain) can be a result of persistent infection, pressure of an expanding lesion on surrounding tissues, irritation of a nerve root, or may be due to something else. Would contact the doctor who treated you with Clindamycin and have them reexamine you. You should be clearing up shortly, but if in substantial pain, go see them. ...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