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Dr. Frank Pinto Dr. Pinto
Dermatology
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I occasionally get a sharp stabbing pain in my armpits, what could cause this?

New to me: Unlikely heart, lungs, or blood vessels! Some musculoskeletal strain with workout lifting, stretching etc!?

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Dr. Edward Workman Dr. Workman
Pain Management
years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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I have a sharp stabbing pain near my armpit on the left side of my chest. It comes and goes sporadically and began about two hours ago.

I have a sharp stabbing pain near my armpit on the left side of my chest. It comes and goes sporadically and began about two hours ago.

If it resolves, fine: If the pain persists more than a few more hours, go to the ER especially if it involves chest heaviness, or any shortness of breath.

Dr. Marc Lewbart Dr. Lewbart
Emergency Medicine
15 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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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

Dr. Gloria Walker Dr. Walker
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What could be causing sharp stabbing and burning pain in left rib cage just under my armpit and breast. In unbearable pain or discomfort all the time.

What could be causing sharp stabbing and burning pain in left rib cage just under my armpit and breast. In unbearable pain or discomfort all the time.

Pain in axilla: If you are having unbearable pain in the left rib cage under the breast, my recommendation is to go to an Urgent care or Emergency department.

Dr. Mark Galperin Dr. Galperin
Pain Management
28 years in practice
First Leningrad Medical Institute of I. P. Pavlova
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Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Sharp stabbing pains from left jaw, upper arm, ribs, butt cheeks, thigh, outer leg & foot feels like it is bound, stabbing pain from top to bottom!!

Sharp stabbing pains from left jaw, upper arm, ribs, butt cheeks, thigh, outer leg & foot feels like it is bound, stabbing pain from top to bottom!!

These symptoms: Are highly unusual. They may indicate a systemic illness or severe metabolic abnormality. You need to be seen by a health care provider and examined as well as have blood testing. Don't wait, make an appointment today.

Dr. Robert Roschmann Dr. Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
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Deep ache, sharp pains in arm from hand to all sides of shoulder for 2 months (started in hand, moved up) stabbing pains in shoulder blade. Cause?

Deep ache, sharp pains in arm from hand to all sides of shoulder for 2 months (started in hand, moved up) stabbing pains in shoulder blade. Cause?

Referred Pain: The sensation of "sharp/stabbing " pain may be a PARASTHESIA symptom often associated with nerve irritation/ inflammation/compression. However, I noticed you had chest symptoms also. Abnormal conditions in the heart or lung can result in referred nerve pain patterns. You didn't say which arm (heart issues can cause left arm symptoms). The persistence of pain for months = PLEASE see your MD!!!

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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5 mo's postop quad bypass n still having sharp stabbing pains on rt side that goes to arm, with movement and sneezing. What can be the cause of this.

5 mo's postop quad bypass n still having sharp stabbing pains on rt side that goes to arm, with movement and sneezing. What can be the cause of this.

Non-cardiac: Hi. Your pain doesn't have the characteristics I associate with cardiac pain, but more with the sternotomy itself. If the bone is not healing well, you could feel such pain. You could ask the surgeon who did the job. If the bone is shifting with movement, sneezing, etc, it will hurt. Get enough calcium and vitamin D for bone healing to take place. Good luck!

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Dr. Stephen Pool Dr. Pool
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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My husband is 70 and has random sharp stabbing sensation that disappears on the upper side of his chest almost at the arm pit on his left side. We wan?

My husband is 70 and has random sharp stabbing sensation that disappears on the upper side of his chest almost at the arm pit on his left side. We wan?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes. Because of his age he should see a doctor to get checked out though. Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain

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Dr. Mark Galperin Dr. Galperin
Pain Management
28 years in practice
First Leningrad Medical Institute of I. P. Pavlova
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Sharp stabbing pain in right arm what could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain in right arm what could it be?

Cervical radiculopat: Could be a muscle spasm or pinched nerve in the neck, depending on the length of the symptoms see a physical therapist in your area or neurologist.

Dr. David Teicheira Dr. Teicheira
Pain Management
32 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What does a sharp, stabbing pain in my left arm mean?

What does a sharp, stabbing pain in my left arm mean?

Heart pain?: One of the 1st “unusual” symptoms we learn in medical school is that heart pain sometimes shows up as left arm pain. At your age this is a distinct possibility. Please see your doctor immediately to make sure this is not your issue.

Dr. Adrian Baudy IV Dr. Baudy IV
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
8 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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I have sharp, stabbing pain on the inside of my upper left arm. Do I need to be alarmed?

I have sharp, stabbing pain on the inside of my upper left arm. Do I need to be alarmed?

Depends: Pain can be a symptom of something else. Depends on the duration, severity, and quality of your pain. Does it radiate? Is it associate? Any other symptoms along with the pain? These are all questions your doctor will likely ask you. If you had any trauma or activity it is likely musculoskeletal in nature and should improve with rest and a very short course of anti-inflammatories.

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

Emergency: Left side chest pain is always treated as an emergency as it can be caused by a variety of heart and/ or lung related life threatening conditions. With limited information available a visit to the closest ER will be appropriate and highly recommended.

Dr. Esther Poza-juncal Dr. Poza-juncal
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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I'm having pain in my chest on the left side my left arm is going dead and it's hard and it's a sharp stabbing pain and it like the room has no air?

I'm having pain in my chest on the left side my left arm is going dead and it's hard and it's a sharp stabbing pain and it like the room has no air?

Please go to. ..: Emergency for evaluation right away. Right now. Serious problems like blood clots to the lungs and stroke can happen even to young people so please go.

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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you.

Dr. Bradley Peckler Dr. Peckler
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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I'm having a sharp stabbing pain in my right arm around where I have given blood many times, what could this be?

I'm having a sharp stabbing pain in my right arm around where I have given blood many times, what could this be?

Recently?: Could be phelbitis? Is there a rash, redness or a lump? Warm compresses and ibuprofen may help. If it does not go away see your doctor.