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Causes Of Tingling In Armpit
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
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.
Avoid any tight bra for the foreseeable future, also avoid breast stimulation by your partner, or by yourself
If symptoms continue, or become worse see a breast specialist. ...Read more
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.
I have been experiencing shooting tingling pain down my left arm. I broke it 10 years ago. What can cause this?
Neuropathy: Likely scar tissue/vascular involvement due to healing. ...Read more
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
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
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
Had some tingling in my arm during last portion of mri, wondering if it was MRI that caused it or meds on was on for MRI and if that's normal?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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