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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Armpit Cramps

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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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What is the cause and possible cure for my right arm cramps?

What is the cause and possible cure for my right arm cramps?

Varies: It is based completely on the diagnosis. It can be vascular or nerve related. I would not hesitate to be checked for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more

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When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam: Could be muscular or a nerve in your neck. You require a physical examination. Though most of these types of issues are minor (but annoying!), be sure you do not have a pinche nerve. Best of luck and feel better pk md. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could holding steering wheel too tight cause my arm and finger cramps?

Yes: Overuse of the muscles of the hand and forearm due to constant gripping can cause build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles often resulting in cramping. Recommend varying hand position, shifting hands periodically and hydrating well. ...Read more

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I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?

I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?

Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what is causing it without detailed history and physical examination. It could be due to inflammation in the chest wall called costochondritis or pain originating in pleura (covering membrane of lungs) if it comes on deep inspiration, or from condition in the lungs. And may be from esophageal spasm or inflammation. Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Itch, burning, cramps, pressure feeling on hands/wrist/lower arm. Cause to this? I have tight shoulder/musles can this be a factor?

Itch, burning, cramps, pressure feeling on hands/wrist/lower arm. Cause to this? I have tight shoulder/musles can this be a factor?

Blood vessels?: Hard to say whether you are having muscle spasm causing compression of nerves and/or blood vessels in the root of the neck (thoracic outlet). Itching is a bit unusual but not unheard of in nerve irritation. ...Read more

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I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus I get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus I get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

Spasms and weakness: This could be related to thyroid and/or electrolyte levels (sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but usually this is global not specifically in one arm or leg. You should first be evaluated by a medical professional as this could be a symptom of a nerve root being compressed from a disc, seizure or stroke which could be very serious. Make sure you warm up and stretch to decrease spasms. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Muscle pain and: Cramps can be due to low magnesium or the side-effect of statin medications. Please see your doc. After that you may want to supplement w/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.

Absolutely: Yes, a disc problem in the neck can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain or numbness that runs into the arm. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Past few days waking up with bad muscle cramps in the armpit and Brest area. Pain continues throughout the day only not as severe. Quite bad at night?

Past few days waking up with bad muscle cramps in the armpit and Brest area. Pain continues throughout the day only not as severe. Quite bad at night?

Muscle cramp causes: Muscle cramps can be caused by many things - overuse/increased activity, muscle strain, being low on fluids, being low on electrolytes like potassium, calcium or magnesium.
It is common for cramps to happen at night and those muscles to be sore the next day.
If things like resting those muscles, heat, stretching or drinking more fluids don't help an examination can evaluate for local problems ...Read more

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I have cubical tunnel syndrome. I had a cramp from my little finger upto my armpit. Is that normal to get cramps or a pain like that?

I have cubical tunnel syndrome. I had a cramp from my little finger upto my armpit. Is that normal to get cramps or a pain like that?

Yes it can happen: Cubital tunnel syndrome is what entrapping the ulnar nerve is called at the level of the elbow. Pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the areas of the 4th and 5th fingers of the hand as well as other hand functions and sensations are compromised to varying degrees depending upon severity of the entrapment and whether or not it's acute vs. Chronic. ...Read more

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Last period was 4 days very light barely needed tampon usual 1-2 heavy days neg hpt lite cramps headache weepy hungry bloated sore under armpit prego?

Last period was 4 days very light barely needed tampon usual 1-2 heavy days neg hpt lite cramps headache weepy hungry bloated sore under armpit prego?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I am 2 mos late from period, I have really sore right breast near armpit, cramps, nausea, neg pregnant tests. If I'm not pregnant what could this be?

I am 2 mos late from period, I have really sore right breast near armpit, cramps, nausea, neg pregnant tests. If I'm not pregnant what could this be?

Hormone imbalance: It sounds as if you likely have a hormone imbalance. Estrogen and Progesterone have to work in the correct ratio to each other in order to have a normal cycle. If you have a sore breast near your armpit, I recommend you see a doctor for an exam and history, in this way he/she can examine the breast and help you to understand why you may be missing your cycle. Best luck, . ...Read more

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Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?

Sometimes flexion of random body part (middle finger, foot, upper arm), causes painful spasm. Often get "stuck" in crampy flexion. What is this?

It is hard to tell: You might have some probelm with your blood electrolytes or have a low calcium level. If it is happening frequently, you should go see your doctor and get an examination done. He will likely check your blood electrolytes including calcium level. ...Read more

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Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. Pregnant?

Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. Pregnant?

Hard to tell: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I had last menstrual cycle on february 20, 2014. I am having breast tenderness near armpits and cramps on left side. 4 negative pregnancy tests?

I had last menstrual cycle on february 20, 2014. I am having breast tenderness near armpits and cramps on left side. 4 negative pregnancy tests?

Exam: I think this warrants a physical exam by a physician, either a gynecologist, family medicine doctor or internist. You want to make sure that there are no lumps, swollen lymph nodes or other reasons that could be serious for this breast pain. It's likely due to hormones, but always always check things out when it comes to breast pain. Could be related to cramping, but could also be independent. ...Read more

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Dark bloody bms 2 weeks w/alternating diarr/const. Persistent ulq pain worse w/pressure. Lower abs crampy. Mild temp, sore lymphs in breast, armpit, night sweats. Gi ruled out ibd. Missed diagnosis or what?

Dark bloody bms 2 weeks w/alternating diarr/const. Persistent ulq pain worse w/pressure. Lower abs crampy. Mild temp, sore lymphs in breast, armpit, night sweats. Gi ruled out ibd. Missed diagnosis or what?

Prob not: If they did colonoscopy and it was normal then prob not ibd but could still have small bowel issue w diarrhea, pain, nodes etc. Would prob go back to your pcp and inquire about a ct scan. ...Read more