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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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!!! ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old guy who had a sharp stabbing pain under my left arm. I did lift weights about 3 hours before. The pain was brief bu intense.

I'm a 16 year old guy who had a sharp stabbing pain under my left arm. I did lift weights about 3 hours before. The pain was brief bu intense.

Muscle strain: Is the likely culprit since you were lifting weights prior to the event. Based on your description of the location, you injured your latissimus dorsi, teres minor/major, or triceps. The important thing is to prevent injuring it again until it is fully healed. Advil (ibuprofen) can help. If the pain increases or becomes constant, consider a HealthTap Concierge video visit for further advice. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sharp stabbing pain in my lower (below the elbow) right arm for no apparent reason?

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I am experiencing a sharp stabbing pain in my lower (below the elbow) right arm for no apparent reason?

Tendonitis: Perhaps you're describing (or suffering from) tendonitis/tendonosis eg tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/tennis-elbow/basics/definition/con-20043041 & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/golfers-elbow/basics/definition/con-20027964 for more info. If no better w/RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation), go see your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Many things: There can be different causes for posterior elbow pain including triceps tendinitis, partial triceps tear, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis or even medial or lateral epicondylitis. Best to avoid the aggravating activity and have it evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my ribs under my left arm pit and it comes in waves about every 30 minutes what could it be?

Musculoskeletal: Most likely, it is a rib dysfunction and is pinching a nerve. However, it could be internal in the heart or lungs although these usually do not cause sharp pains with any kind of rhythmic occurence. I would start by seeing a osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm. What could this be?

Strain: Sounds like you may have a rib or upper back out of place. See your doctor and make an appointment with a chiropractor as well. ...Read more

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Wokeup with very severe sharp stabbing pain in upper arm (only when I try to move it).very limited motion. Maybe I slept on it. Wut do u thnk is wrong?

A few possibilities: Usually when one wakes up with a sore shoulder, it's from pulling a muscle the day before. It can just take a while for the inflammation to set in. It's often part of the rotator cuff that's inflamed, and initial treatment is very routine. Ice to the shoulder 3 - 6 times daily, regular dosing of an NSAID (ibuprofen) unless you can't take an NSAID for some reason. Expect gradual improvement. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (severity: severe) (side: both, left) (time frame: sudden), arm pai...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (severity: severe) (side: both, left) (time frame: sudden), arm pai...

Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing are signs that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. In adults, chest pain can be a heart attack. She should not drive herself (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside. Whatisit?

Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside. Whatisit?

Left Arm Pain: Hi, left arm pain is one of the various symptoms that can be associated with angina, or cardiac pain. With out a history of injury, you should view this symptom as significant. You should have it looked at today. Remember that females can have very mild symptoms with cardiac disease. Good luck! ...Read more