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I keep having sharp stabbing like pains in my right armpit why is this happening?

I keep having sharp stabbing like pains in my right armpit why is this happening?

Nerve problem?: The quality of the pain ("sharp, stabbing") suggests inflammation or irritation of a nerve, muscle, tendon, or one of your ribs. Start by seeing your primary care physician. Ultimately you may need to be be referred to an orthopedic specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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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


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Right shoulder blade, sharp stabbing burning pain, w/ burning in right armpit. Not getting better w/ rest or exercise, only inflames it more. Ideas?

What did you do?: Did you have trauma or injure the arm. First of all need a good history. Now since the pain has persisted see your doctor for exam. You may need further testing ...Read more

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Since yesterday i AM having sharp stabbing paying under left armpit and behind left breast also the pain radiate down my left arm about 8 inches?

Since yesterday i AM having sharp stabbing paying under left armpit and behind left breast also the pain radiate down my left arm about 8 inches?

Chest pain: this could be a serious condition such as a heart attack. You should seek medical attention for these symptoms. There are less serious causes such as a pinched nerve or pulled muscle. However, you must make sure this is not due to your heart or other life threatening cause. ...Read more

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Hey, I reached up and my armpit had a stabbing feeling, more it some and it's been about 30 minutes of constant dull stabbing pain. An I going to die?

Hey, I reached up and my armpit had a stabbing feeling, more it some and it's been about 30 minutes of constant dull stabbing pain. An I going to die?

Yes and no: if its your left armpit, you're over 60, and you have known heart problems, maybe. If not, its probably a myofascial (that means muscle and connective tissue) strain and will respond to gentle stretching and NSAIDS. To be sure, see your primary care practitioner. ...Read more

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What is this pain under my arm just under the armpit area it feels like stabbing pain then as if being poked real hard will cold compressions help?

What is this pain under my arm just under the armpit area it feels like stabbing pain then as if being poked real hard will cold compressions help?

The pain: "sounds" like an irritated NERVE in your lower NECK (that is RADIATED PAIN from a disc bulge at C6-C7 cervical vetebral level! See your PCP ( who should also examine under your arm to eliminate a tender lymph node(s) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What can I do for stabbing pain under left armpit- on the chest side?

See your doctor: This could be any other number of things. You should see your doctor for a good check up. ...Read more