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What are some possible causes of pain on the upper r. Arm? Hurts when pressed. Otherwise dull ache. 

What are some possible causes of pain on the upper r. Arm? Hurts when pressed. Otherwise dull ache. 

Many causes: There are many things that can cause pain in the upper arm and an evaluation is needed to make the diagnosis. One of the most common causes of pain in the upper arm comes from rotator cuff problems. This leads to pain especially at night, and weakness. ...Read more

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Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Does it fit?: Wearing a bra should not cause arm, chest and back pain. We can not really determine the cause of pain in this setting in an individual. Schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??

Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??

Nerve: A frequent cause is radiation of discomfort down the arm from nerve impingement from a disc in the neck or arthritic spur from a vertebra in the neck. If symptoms persist or worsen, I feel a neurologist or orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Neck xrays and/ or an mri May be ordered. In the meantime,if you can take them, nsaids like Advil or aleve along with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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What could cause dull ache in left armpit? (had negative nst in january). Don't feel any lumps. Feel fine otherwise.

What could cause dull ache in left armpit?  (had negative nst in january). Don't feel any lumps. Feel fine otherwise.

Always assume : Cardiac as it is what could be most serious. Ekg is recommended. If not cardiac, you could have a number of issues from a blood clot to a nerve injury. If you do not notice any swelling, lumps, redness, more likely nerve injury or irritation. This could be something as simple as sleeping on your arm wrong causing irritation to a portion of your brachial plexus. Need physical exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I have had a dull ache off and on in my left breast near my armpit but i don't feel any lumps. Any idea what could cause this?

I have had a dull ache off and on in my left breast near my armpit but i don't feel any lumps. Any idea what could cause this?

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more

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Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Firstly I had a reaction to deoderant which caused a dermatitis like rash in my armpits then followed a few weeks later by what was thought to be burstitis of my elbow, but after it healed all my joints seem to crack constantly and sometimes dull aches in

Rheumatology: While it is possible you might have had a reaction to your deodorant; the presence of a rash, pain and swelling in the joints can also suggest a possible rheumatologist condition, such as lupus for example. So if it does not clear up quickly, you might benefit from a rheumatologist workup. ...Read more

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I havea dull ache under my arm pitt that comes and goes?

I havea dull ache under my arm pitt that comes and goes?

HAVE IT CHECKED: You can take some over the counter pain pills and if it persists than see your doctor. ...Read more

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What may cause aching in right arm?

What may cause aching in right arm?

Many possibilities: Arm pain could result from different reasons, of which may include trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull ache in lower left arm?

Muscle, tendon or : Nerve problem. More information is required. See your doctor for physical exam and diagnosis if it persists for more than few weeks. ...Read more

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What could a dull constant ache in left arm be?

Rule out heart attck: It could be a number of things including a heart attack. Sometimes you can't detect a heart attack if u have diabetes. So first go to your pcp and get an ekg. And make sure heart attack is ruled out. Other things it could be are a pinched nerve, you might have slept on it wrong, etc. Have some tests done to rule out something serious first. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dull ache in my left arm. What could it be?

What to do if I have a dull ache in my left arm. What could it be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my upper right arm i have had it since getting up today. No other symptoms should i be worried ?

I have a dull ache in my upper right arm  i have had it since getting up today. No other symptoms should i be worried ?

Don't worry too much: My guess is that you may have slept on it oddly if you woke up like that and it may take a day or two for the muscles in your upper arm to calm down again.If it's really bothering you you can try some ibuprofen for pain relief and for any inflammation that may be going on and try heat on it as well to see if that helps.If still hurting in a few days, see your doc to see if they have other ideas. ...Read more

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If arm is sore but not broken, what caused the pain?

If arm is sore but not broken, what caused the pain?

Inflammation: Injury or overuse can cause inflammation of muscle and or tendons. Inflammation can present in a variety of ways ranging from sharp to dull achy pain. Local inflammatory mediators (special natural cell manufactured substances in our bodies) released by the injured structures causes the inflammation and subsequent sypmtoms described by you. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull aching pain in upper left arm and neck?

Get checked: A medical check up is necessary to find the cause of chest pain in this location. It could be from angina which is a serious heart condition where chest pain is brought on by exertion. It is easy to diagnose with ekg and some further medical testing whivch can be done by his physicians.I would advice you to have a medical check up without any more delays. ...Read more

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What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

Muscle strain: Possible a muscle strain or rotator cuff injury. It depends on how long this has been going on and if there was any inciting trauma such as lifting or carrying something heavy which could have brought it out. I'd say more info and having a doctor evaluate it is the best course of action. ...Read more