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I feel some tingling in my left armpit occasionally from time to time. Any causes?

I feel some tingling in my left armpit occasionally from time to time. Any causes?

Determine the nerve: On the net, look up distribution of intercostobrachial nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of arm, and T2 distribution. See which correlates to the distribution of your sensation disturbance. Report your findings to your doctor. Since you are young and it only happens "from time to time" this may be benign and tests may be normal. However, if you can determine the nerve this can help investigation. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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18 y/o female with tingling in armpit/breast area several times daily for about 2 weeks. I don't know what the cause is.

18 y/o female with tingling in armpit/breast area several times daily for about 2 weeks. I don't know what the cause is.

Probably nothing!: Avoid any tight bra for the foreseeable future, also avoid breast stimulation by your partner, or by yourself
as well!
If symptoms continue, or become worse see a breast specialist. ...Read more

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My forearm feels heavy and I have ache/pain in whole arm and armpit area. I also feel tingling in fingers. What is possible causes? Right arm ok.

My forearm feels heavy and I have ache/pain in whole arm and armpit area. I also feel tingling in fingers. What is possible causes? Right arm ok.

Brachial plexitus: If it came on all of a sudden, your probably have an acute brachial plexitus, or inflamation of a group of nerves that come together just above the shoulder and clavicle. May be due to a viral infection, treated with a course of steroids. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the whole left arm?

What causes tingling in the whole left arm?

Brain or neck: Nerve pain as you describe frequently comes from the neck but can come from the brain as well. Lastly a nerve in the arm itself could be causing the symptoms. Best to see a neurologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of unexplainable tingling in the arm?

What could be the cause of unexplainable tingling in the arm?

Multiple: There are many possible causes of tingling in an arm. A nerve could be pinched (from a herniate disk or arthritis or other in the cervical spine, or pinched at the elbow or in the carpal tunnel of the wrist), there could be another problem going on such as diabetes which can affect the nerves; the list of possibilities is quite long. ...Read more

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What causes tingling and numbness on right arm?

Depends. .: It could be from multiple sources. It could be related to compression of nerves stemming from the neck, armpit (axilla), elbow or (less likely) the wrist area. It could be a toxic/nutritional deficit effect on the sensory nerves, though this tends to affect both sides. It could be from a particular issue within a sensory area of the brain (exceptionally unlikely). ...Read more

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I have numbing and tingling in my chest and arm. What can cause this?

Damaged Nerve: Most likely a damaged nerve or nerve root. Need more information to give you a more accurate answer. ...Read more

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What are the causes for numbness or tingling right under the right arm?

What are the causes for numbness or tingling right under the right arm?

Couple possibilities: Numbness under the arm could be the result of pressure over a nerve, pinched nerve in the neck or arm, or even muscle overuse/strain due to poor posture. If correcting posture/repositioning does not resolve the concern, that warrants an office visit, particularly if there is an associated lump or mass, or any arm weakness. ...Read more

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What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

What condition may cause numbness coldness and tingling of the left arm?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause tingling in my left arm and if I move neck it goes away?

What could cause tingling in my left arm and if I move neck it goes away?

Most likely: Arthritis in your cervical spine that impinges on a neerve root when your neck is in a certain position. Please see an orthopedic specialist or a neurosurgeon or neurologist for further work-up and treatment recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could pinch nerve cause tingling in both arm and leg?

Could pinch nerve cause tingling in both arm and leg?

Yes: A disc bulge in the neck can catch the spinal cord and nerves. Lower back disc bulges do not cause arm symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

See below: Symptoms such as this suggest a possible neurological condition. A neurologist would be the best type of doctor to see for these symptoms. This should be dealt with sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme pain in a specific part of my forearm and numbness/pain/tingling in the entirety of the same arm?

Need to see doctor: You need to find out the origin of the pain. Probably coming from the neck area. Once you know wherre is is coming from, a treament plan can be devised. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden onset of bilateral achey arm pain quickly switching to tingling and weakness of the left arm that last several hours?

Arm pain: I see you have a significant cardiac history, so this is something you need to mention to your cardiologist, it needs to ne evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause weird upper chest/left arm tingling pain?

What can cause weird upper chest/left arm tingling pain?

Bothersome: A thoracic outlet variant, pectoralis minor syndrome might do this, but I would first rule out a problem affecting the heart. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff injury cause tingling in my arm and wrist?

Can a rotator cuff injury cause tingling in my arm and wrist?

Could be from neck: I see many patients with rotator cuff tears that also have numbness, tingling, and even weakness below the shoulder into the arm, forearm, and wrist/hand. The neurological symptoms below the shoulder notoriously arise from an ongoing neck problem such as a pinched nerve within the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

NONSPECIFIC: Possible problem in brachial plexus over shoulder, perhaps nerve compression within neck, or even referred symptoms from problems at elbow or wrist. Have your doctor examine limb and develop a plan to investigate this. ...Read more

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Is pain in left arm with tingling in fingers cause for concern? Was hospitalized last yr with a PE.

Is pain in left arm with tingling in fingers cause for concern? Was hospitalized last yr with a PE.

Tingling in the arm: The tingling and pain along with numbness sometimes, is a symptom of a nerve pinched in the cervical (neck) spine. Possibly due to an injury such as falling forward or any jerky motion (incl chiropractic manipulations). It would not be related to your PE but you should see a physician who specializes in pain or orthopedic surgery for proper diagnosis. Meanwhile try to avoid looking down (texting) ...Read more

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I'm having a pain on the left side of my back, close to the muscle trapezius. What can cause such pain? Also my left arm is tingling.

Neck: Sounds like some irritation of the nerves from your neck. This can cause pain and tingling down the arm (ie pinched nerve). Probably should see physician, maybe get a cervical spine x-ray. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my right arm and hand?

What can cause tingling in my right arm and hand?

Most likely: You probably have some nerve compression at either elbow or wrist. Would be unlikely that this is due to vascular or systemic issues. See your physician and get examined. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my right hand when I stretch my arm out?

What can cause tingling in my right hand when I stretch my arm out?

Pinched nerve: You might possess some low level nerve compression at wrist or elbow, where compression increases with postural change. If accompanied by numbness, pain, or weakness, have your doctor assess. ...Read more

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Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Yes: A pinched nerve on the left side of the neck can cause numbness, tingling, spasms, or weakness in the left side of the neck or the left arm. ...Read more

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What could cause my left arm to be tingling and my left back shoulder to be twitching?

What could cause my left arm to be tingling and my left back shoulder to be twitching?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...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