Doctor insights on: Burning pain in breast and armpit

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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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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

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. Oscar Novick
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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