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Nocturnal left arm pain with a lump in the arm pit?

Nocturnal left arm pain with a lump in the arm pit?

Infection?: A lump in the armpit can be caused by several different things, one of which is infection. Do you notice lumps anywhere else on your body, particularly your neck or groin? Do you have any skin rashes or changes on your arm? Given your age, other causes of this lump and pain, although possible, are less likely. ...Read more

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Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more

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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Pain in the upper chest near the arm pits?

Pain in the upper chest near the arm pits?

Requires examination: cannot be diagnosed without an examination and direct observation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes to the right of right breast, down under arm pit, ?

Tender lymph nodes to the right of right breast, down under arm pit, ?

Well...: If they are tender and have not been there for long AND there is nothing going on in the breast, I would venture to say they are inflammatory rather than cancer. That said, I'm a breast oncologist and have seen all sort of things so I would urge you to visit your doc as soon as you can for a good evaluation. If it gets worse or if the breast gets red and inflamed, your MD visit should be urgent. ...Read more

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Lump the size a pea in neck just under jawline hurts to touch?

Lump the size a pea in neck just under jawline hurts to touch?

Lymph node: Sounds like inflamed lymph node. In this locations an infected tooth or throat infection, with throat pain, becomes of concern. Cancer lumps do not hurt to touch. ...Read more

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A pea sized movable lump in the right armpit?

Axillary lesion: It may be a simple cyst, abscess, or Lymph-node. Get an exam to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started down inner arm turned to bruising now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

 Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started  down inner arm turned to bruising  now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

See your doctor: or go to Urgent Care, this warrants examination as you may need Rx medications too. You can try HealthTap prime virtual consult, if you can't reach a doctor right now, best wishes ...Read more

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Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Needs work-up: Many conditions can cause the feeling of a lump in the breast, but certainly you should see your doctor and have this examined. You may need a mammogram and further work-up, especially if there is a family history of breast ca, even though you are young. Some "lumpiness" may occur with your period and then resolve. Also, the swelling near your collarbone and l armpit need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Right under arm has a knot in it, swollen pain to the touch?

Right under arm has a knot in it, swollen pain to the touch?

Family history?: Do you have any personal or family history of breast cancer or lymphoma? These would be worst-case scenarios for a lump under the arm. If you had any sort of injury with infection in the arm this could also explain a tender lymph node. Overall if it persists you probably need an ultrasound to see if the node looks abnormal. ...Read more

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Noticeable swelling right side of neck directly under ear. Painful to the touch. Tripled in size overnight.

Noticeable swelling right side of neck directly under ear. Painful to the touch. Tripled in size overnight.

Lymphadenitis: Could be inflammation of upper neck lymph nodes due to a viral upper respiratory or ear infection. If does not respond to over the counter nsaids such as Ibuprofen within 24 to 48 hours, you need to be evaluated by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

More context: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more

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Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation and get large when they do so. It is usually helpful to you, but may produce unpleasant symptoms in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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