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Electric Shock Below Right Armpit
What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?
Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin.Not internally.Front left chest pain w/it.?
Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! it's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more
See doctor: Women sometimes do not have typical symptoms of heart disease. If you are having any pain symptoms on the left side of your chest at 65 years old you need to see your doctor right away. If you have other risks for heart disease like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes or high cholesterol it is even more important. If pain worsens or persists go to Emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?
Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more
Swollen lymph node left armpit constant sharp pains running from armpit to top of left breast also left arm is numb what could this be?
Breast pain: At mid-thirties, in a normal cycle (no oral birth control) the hormone levels are much higher than in one's 20's, so breast stimulation is higher as well. Small cysts can form which cause pain as you describe, but should subside after your next period. Oral low dose contraceptives might reduce the painful episodes in breast tissue, so ask your provider for advice on this. ...Read more
Strange pain/sensation in my right arm. Like dead arm, but with electric shocks that shoot down the inside of my arm, through my palm, into fingertips.
Nerve impingement : For some reason there is something (or was something) compressing or otherwise injuring the nerves in your arm, either in your arm, your shoulder, or at the neck. Have your doc check you out. ...Read more
What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit?Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.
Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more
Ear noise+chin pain: NajlaM~ the loud noise in the ear is most likely benign audible carotid pulsation because even mild calcification in the carotid will cause this. However, because of the pain beneath the right mandible,please see an MD to examine your submandibular salivary glands for swelling because blockage of duct with a stone (Whartons duct) to this gland could cause this.thanks ...Read more
I having tingling sensations in my right foot, right hand, and right side of my back just below the shoulder blade. ?
Check the neck: have you had a whiplash or concussion? A sore throat or earache? Symptoms could be due to pinched nerve in neck or above collarbone. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet compression but avoid surgery as often not effective at your age unless all other conservative treatments have failed ...Read more
Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.
Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back.Vertebrae may also be involved.Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended.Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain: Shapr pain down your arm may reflect a problem in the neck, possibly a disc - without an exam and see the pattern of pain, its not easy to discuss further. Suggest you see a neurologist for a complete exam so that you may have a plan of action made. ...Read more
Costochondritis?: Superficial chest wall pain in young women is very common. If you press gently on the painful area and find a spot that's tender to the touch -- but not red, hot, or swollen -- that might be it. See an md if you have fever, cough, weight loss, bloody sputum, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Costochondritis is harmless and often due to stress. See the mayoclinic.Com discussion on this topic. ...Read more
Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?
Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
What causes 1 short, 5 second electric feeling zap between breasts radiating towards abdomen and below breasts?PCP says heart ok.nerve?heart?
Stop panicking: It isn't reasonable to expect every transient symptom to have an exact precise explanation. Any answer would be an educated guess only. What matters is what it ISN'T. What it DOESN'T sound like is dangerous or worrisome. If it isn't any better or worse after 1-3 yr, it probably is nothing to worry about. But the person to listen to closest is the doctor who knows you personally. ...Read more
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