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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain Above Armpit

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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...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


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Woman with intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches away from armpit. No muscle strain, CAUSE?

Woman with intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches away from armpit. No muscle strain, CAUSE?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp or dull pain that only lasts a few seconds ABOVE left breast, several inches from armpit. No muscle strain...CAUSES?

Pain in your chest: Regardless the reason crunches or muscle pain. The pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Pinching pain above left breast below collarbone.Pain reaches into breast and almost to armpit.PCP any cardiac.I worry about heart.What causes this?

Study pain: The way you describe the pain will make it unlikely to be of cardiac origin. The pain pattern is critical in understanding the cause for your pain. What makes it better, what makes it worse? Any rash? If you press on that area, does it make it worse? Most likely is musculoskeletal, but other possibilities are to be considered. Did you talk to your physician about it? ...Read more

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What cause pain under both armpit?

What cause pain under both armpit?

Sorry, no clue but: If you go to a doctor who has the advantage of being able to check under the hood of the car...or in this case, into the visible underside of your shoulder they may be able to either visualize something or feel something. Bottom line, see the doctor ...Read more

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24/Female. I had an annoying dull, achy pain in my right armpit all day. It came and went. But caused me discomfort. What could be the cause?

Number of reasons: There can be many things that cause an aching in your armpit: injury, infection and lumps, etc. If you have any of the other symptoms or persistent pain under your arm, you should likely see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause bad pain under left armpit area?

Depends what the : cause is. For example any issues involving spraining or pulled muscles involving the pectoral or teres muscles, or brachial nerve can potentially cause pain under the armpit. If you have swelling, then it and needs to be examined carefully by a PCP to rule out any potential lymphadenopathy, cyst, tumor, or fungal infection. Great overview: http://www.med-health.net/Armpit-Pain.html ...Read more