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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
45 years in practice
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What should I do about upper back pain near armpit and shoulder blade?

Dr. Jennifer Chu
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
45 years in practice
262K people helped

Spine nerve irritate: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it.Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Pain around left breast, armpit, shoulder and blade. Can't pinpoint but feels sore where breast and armpit join. Dr sd heart sound fine ?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Pain around left breast, armpit, shoulder and blade. Can't pinpoint but feels sore where breast and armpit join. Dr sd heart sound fine ?

Musc-skeletal: Given the pain's path/location, your age and gender, plus "ok" from your dr., it is most likely soft tissue / muscular in origin. Particularly if large breasts, may have had a jarring type motion to start discomfort. Should improve with support, ice, nsaid. If not after 7-10 days, recheck with your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
63 years in practice
308K people helped
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Last three days i having pain in my left nipple, lower breast, armpit and shoulder blade?

Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
63 years in practice
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Get checked: As long as you do not have a heart attack.... Most likely it is costochondritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care
29 years in practice
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I have a sharp pins and needles pain in my right side under my rib cage that goes into back, armpit and shoulder blade. also have nausea and vomiting.

Dr. Rashed Hasan
Board Certified, Pediatric Critical Care
29 years in practice
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I have a sharp pins and needles pain in my right side under my rib cage that goes into back, armpit and shoulder blade. also have nausea and vomiting.

Radicular pain: This pattern of pain is following the distribution of the intercostal nerve. There is one nerve beneath each rib and comes out in the back and goes forward. You need to be evaluated by a physician to make sure that you do not have cervical vertebral injuries or abnormalities. sometimes this may happen before a flare up of shingles (if this is the case you may see a rash in the same area soon) ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Maria Palafox
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Maria Palafox
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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I'm having pain from my left armpit, going around my shoulder blade, and up into my neck. It comes and goes and sometimes radiates into my lower back?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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I'm having pain from my left armpit, going around my shoulder blade, and up into my neck. It comes and goes and sometimes radiates into my lower back?

This description is: consistent with a radicular pain, i.e. pain originating from pressure on nerve fibers exiting the cervical (neck) spinal cord. Accurate/effective diagnosis/treatment can be difficult to find & bad help can not only not help but make things worse. Suggest find a physical therapist who is expert in Robin McKenzie evaluation & self-treatment techniques. Unlikely an internal mediastinal organ issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
19 years in practice
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Hi. 54 year old female. Full pain in left shoulder blade. Swollen nodes under left and right armpits. What could cause this? Thank you

Dr. Christian Schultheis
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
19 years in practice
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Many things: Whatever it is, you need to see your doctor. If these are in fact lymph nodes, then you may need to see a surgeon. Possibilities include infection, inflammatory or malignancy. Call your doctor and have him/her feel these areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Pain: No way to tell without examining you and perhaps getting some imaging studies. Make a list of all your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred and go and see a doctor. You might try highlands regional medical center. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Tucker
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Why do I cough and then feel a sharp pain in my armpit across my back to under my shoulder blade?

Dr. Jennifer Tucker
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Why do I cough and then feel a sharp pain in my armpit across my back to under my shoulder blade?

Could be diaphragm: When you cough, it increases your intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressure. If you do not have enough fluid between your lung tissue and your diaphragm, coughing and even deep breathing can cause pain. Your medical doctor can hear if this is happening using a stethescope. Another reason for your pain could be a pinched nerve in your thoracic spine. Sometimes an MRI is necessary to diagnose this. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Board Certified, Endocrinology
15 years in practice
738K people helped
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I'm having severe pain in my right side-- chest, under my armpit, my shoulder blade. Not only is it painful, but it itches ( especially on my right?

Dr. Brad Eilerman
Board Certified, Endocrinology
15 years in practice
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I'm having severe pain in my right side-- chest, under my armpit, my shoulder blade. Not only is it painful, but it itches ( especially  on  my right?

Chest pain: It could be tmany things, but the presence of itching makes me think of shingles. ...Read more

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