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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

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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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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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Woke up with intermitten sporadic tingling in my left armpit its not painful but at my age it alarms me ?

Sleeping odd: When you wake up with the tingling it could be the position that you slept in, and resulting in some compression of the nerve which is now recovering. If it does not resolve after a day or so you could see a neurologist to rule out stroke or other issues, but that is unlikely. 84 is a great age- so celebrate and enjoy it. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump across from my upper armpit above right brest. Its been tender and slightly painful for 3 weeks. I also have back/neck tingling?

I have a tender lump across from my upper armpit above right brest. Its been tender and slightly painful for 3 weeks. I also have back/neck tingling?

How old are you: age is important with this kind of complain you need to go and see a doctor for evaluation and possible treatment do not ignore it male can have a breast cancer as well i am not saying this is a cancer but you need to have it checked out thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit..i just recently stop drinking energy drinks, i drank them for over 2 y?

I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit..i just recently stop drinking energy drinks, i drank them for over 2 y?

Hard to say: The stress involved in withdrawing from the stimulants might be causing muscle tightness in the neck and some pinched nerves. With your other conditions and risk factors, despite your young age, I might also want to be reassured by assuring that there was no evidence the symptoms might represent angina. That is symptoms associated with your heart not getting enough blood. An exam would help. ...Read more

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I feel tightness under my left armpit and tingling on my hand and when i put my head down it increase the pain?

I feel tightness under my left armpit and tingling on my hand and when i put my head down it increase the pain?

Brachial plexus nerv: The nerves coming out of your neck come together in your armpit in the brachial plexus and then separate again. When you manipulate that area you may cause pain distal to the area that you were manipulating. Look up the anatomy of the brachial plexus on Google. ...Read more

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Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Suggestions: You likely have an intermittent nerve compression over the lower brachial plexus and your elevation of limb causes more nerve compression. Some mechanisms to consider would be Thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, but even more peripheral sources of nerve compression at elbow or wrist. An EMG test can help ...Read more

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Pain on right nipple saw a doctor and he wasn't so concerd but pain is persistent help and underarm and armpit with numbness and tingling?

Poss.referred pain: See a neurologist. Sometimes the problem is far away from the area where the symptoms are. It could be a pain from nerve irritation in the thoracic spine. ...Read more

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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