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I have sudden, sharp, burning pain in my right breast near my armpit. I feel no lumps/bruises/injuries. What could cause this? It is constant pain.

I have sudden, sharp, burning pain in my right breast near my armpit. I feel no lumps/bruises/injuries. What could cause this? It is constant pain.

Evaluate: Hard to say. Could be many causes including the breast (eg breast cancer, infection, etc), chest wall, lungs, or heart. Get a physician evaluation with a history, physical exam, and whatever testing is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Sharp pain in pelvic left side, very faint + pregnant test before m. Period, brown spotting, sharp burning breast pain, sore armpit/neck lymph?

Sharp pain in pelvic left side, very faint + pregnant test before m. Period, brown spotting, sharp burning breast pain, sore armpit/neck lymph?

Go to the Doctor: There is so much here I think most of us would agree that you need to be seen at your gynecologist's office. There is little here we can say to reassure you or explain what is happening. ...Read more

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Both my breast are rock hard and crusty one hurts I get a burning pain in my armpit?

Both my breast are rock hard and crusty one hurts I get a burning pain in my armpit?

Need eval: You need to get an eval, and may need a diagnostic Mammogram (with Ultrasound) to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 46 and I have been having this burning pain in my right armpit and breast and middle of my back what can it be?

Just started?: This is concerning for possible shingles if you are also developing a rash in the area. This condition needs to be treated sooner than later. If you are getting a rash or sores then get to your pcp to get checked out. ...Read more

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I have a lump in rgt armpit for years I popped it myself and now have 4 more lumps in armpit with on and off burning pain in that area also breast pai?

Infection: Probably staph or strept infection. Will probably have to be opened and drained by your doc. Or antimicrobial? Better check soon to avoid complications. ...Read more

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Burning pain in breasts, around nipple spanning out to near armpits. Irritating to wear bras. On birth control pills. Help?

Burning pain in breasts, around nipple spanning out to near armpits. Irritating to wear bras. On birth control pills. Help?

Maybe bcps: If there was a recent change in your birth control that would be at the top of my list. Try using another form of bc and then report back to your prescriber. ...Read more

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Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok.?

Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok.?

Could be muscular: Rib pain can mimic breast pain. I see it all of the time. Intercostal rib pain, or costochondriitis can mimic breast pain. Your doctor should be able to distinguish between the 2. ...Read more

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Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast. Some arm pain too. Pain moves and is intermittent. Ideas?

Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast. Some arm pain too. Pain moves and is intermittent. Ideas?

Burning pain:
Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Having shoulder pain in right shoulder only, burning sensation in right breast (inner part), and I have a swollen lymph node under right armpit. Help!

Having shoulder pain in right shoulder only, burning sensation in right breast (inner part), and I have a swollen lymph node under right armpit. Help!

Evaluation needed: Any time there are swollen lymph nodes one should have concern. Could be mastitis, and needs treatment. You need further evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Breast implants with left breast burning pain with lumps or mass surrounding the breast closest to armpit what could it be?

Possible infection: Burning pain with radiation to the axilla suggests that you may have a potential infection to that breast. Whether it is as simple as mastitis (inflammation of the breast itself) or a true implant infection, you really should be seen by a medical profession. In this case, consultation with your plastic surgeon should be your first step. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain:
Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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What causes an Intermittent burning pain in rib cage below armpit, just below left breast, shoulder blade? Pcp says heart ok. Ekg, stress test, monitor ok

Likely biomechanical: Rib pain or intercostal nerve pain, since all the heart work up was negative. Could also be GI issue. Ask for a referral to a physical therapist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

Local irritation: Maybe related to tight garments around the area in combination with increased perspiration. Use some neutral powder to the area for a few days and of course, keep the area clean and free of irritation due to undue perspiration. ...Read more

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I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

Get seen: Hard to know if the burning sensation is related to your breast or maybe a cardiac issue. You really need to see a good primary care doctor at the least to get started or a GYN for at least a breast exam. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times its difficult to lie on my back?

Possibilities: You might have notalgia paresthetica, but the full description points toward brachial plexus. If your symptoms increase on elevation of your arm, could be thoracic outlet syndrome. If better on raising arm, might be nerve pinching in neck. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

Tough: Its likely musculoskeletal with spasm. Is it worse in the hand the goes up, it may be carpal tunnel but it sounds kind of like an injury. Nerve pain is called radiculopathy and u may need 2 consider getting seen. Clinching or bringing teeth at night is often overlooked and not sleeping well delays healing but you may need 2 get seen. Good luck, try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x per day in the meantime ifapplicab. ...Read more

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Found a lump under arm hurts dissaperared but my breast hurt and feel a burning sensation I am 38yrs old can it be cancer?

Found a lump under arm hurts dissaperared but my breast hurt and feel a burning sensation I am 38yrs old can it be cancer?

Non specific: All of the symptoms described are non specific for breast cancer. The lump under your arm is likely lymph node enlargement not related to cancer (especially if it went away) and mastodynia is most likely hormone related. Nonetheless, if there is a family history - your risk could be increased at a younger age. Discuss your fear with your physician and see if early diagnostic testing indicated. ...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


Dr. Walter Husar
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more