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Dr. Jennifer Chu
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What should I do about upper back pain near armpit and shoulder blade?

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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Axilla (Definition)

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


Dr. Donald Alves
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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 ?

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. Steven Seres
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Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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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.

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. Maria Palafox
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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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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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?

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
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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

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
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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?

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
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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?

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
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