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Pain in left breast and shoulder?

Pain in left breast and shoulder?

?: Ok, what would you like to ask about that? How long has it been going on, what other symptoms do you have, what history, what triggered this, etc. Can't answer your question as it is written. ...Read more

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


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Can pain in my right armpit be breast cancer?

Can pain in my right armpit be breast cancer?

Not likely: Breast cancer increases as women get older and it would be very unlikely for you to have breast cancer at age 20. At age 30 the chance of developing breast cancer during the next 10 years is 1 in 227. Breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes in the armpit, but this usually won't cause pain. It's much more likely your pain is from something else. ...Read more

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I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

I have persistent pain in left breast burning in sensation, somehow pain in armpit, left side of back, left arm and pricking pain medial to left breast?

Complicated case: It looks like you are having a neuropathic pain from the distribution of your pain. In any case your presentation is a bit concerning and advise you to see your family doc so that you can get the assessment and treatment. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have swollen lumpy areas under my left armpit and left breast. Shooting pains into left breast and swollen areas. Also pain under right breast, ect.

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I have swollen lumpy areas under my left armpit and left breast. Shooting pains into left breast and swollen areas. Also pain under right breast, ect.

See Your PCP: Any swollen lumpy areas in the armpit that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Breast pain in right breast and armpit and numbness and tingling a little lymph in breast big lump in left corner of right breast and yellow discharge when you press on breast discharge?

Breast pain in right breast and armpit and numbness and tingling a little lymph in breast big lump in left corner of right breast and yellow  discharge when you press on breast discharge?

Immediate exam: Although you are quite young you will need a breast exam and ultasound. If masses are found you may need a mamogram and antibiotics if your physician suspects a breast infection. Get checked asap! ...Read more

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Have pain under left arm and breast?

Have pain under left arm and breast?

Most likely..: Sprained chest wall muscle or rib issue. Try aleve (naproxen). If pain persists, see your doctor! need more info. Is it positional? Does moving make it hurt? Unlikely to be arm or shoulder. ...Read more

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Pain in my right breast?

Pain in my right breast?

Not good!: If you have breast pain, you need to be seen and examined and perhaps have some testing done. You may have a simple problem but one does not know until seen and examined. Serious things can cause breast tenderness. See your pcp/gyn/breast care surgeon or other. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Prickly pain stabbing burning in the breast right only and pain in armpit and numbness in right hand?

Recommend seeing: A physician. This could be a number of things. This can include nerve irritation from the neck causing the pain and numbness. Another cause could be a brachial plexus related neuropathy. This could be from injury or a mass exerting pressure on the brachial plexus. Do you have any masses in the armpit of upper out quadrant of the breast? Safest recommendation is a physical exam by doctor. ...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?

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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Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

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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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in my left arm and under my arm pit and breast?

Shooting pain in my left arm and under my arm pit and breast?

Age: As part of question age is important. At 42 female heart not high on list. Multiple possibilities. Cervical nerve entrapment. Peripheral nerve entrapment. Intrinsic shoulder problem with referred pain down arm. Mass deep in "arm pit". Muscle spasm. ...Read more

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I have breast pain only in the left breast?

Breast pain: Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. It could also be due to trauma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. Your physician can better advise after evaluation. ...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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Pain in left breast and tenderness and pain in armpit and side of ribcage on left side. What could this be?

Breast Pain: Of course can't diagnose without proper exam, but pain with radiation to armpit may be a sign of inflammation and/or infection. Painful breast cyst or referred pain from chest or lung. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Pain underneath left breast into armpit. Sharp pain. Comes and goes x3hrs. Sometimes when taking deep breath, not always. 26/f. Heart attack?

Pain underneath left breast into armpit. Sharp pain. Comes and goes x3hrs. Sometimes when taking deep breath, not always. 26/f. Heart attack?

Not likely: The pain of heart attack is generally a steady aching, pain or pressure sensation. However, it can present in many different ways. The pain you describe does not sound like a heart attack. Other possibilities to worry about include blood clot in the lungs. Best to see your doctor, or go to an urgent care, especially if any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness etc. ...Read more

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Pain in my left breast & armpit comes and goes for 1.5mo. Mammo a few months ago was fine. feels swollen at times. No other symptoms could it be IBC?

Pain in my left breast & armpit comes and goes for 1.5mo. Mammo a few months ago was fine. feels swollen at times. No other symptoms could  it be IBC?

Pain in breast: If it is bothersome for more than a month as you say, it’s best to see a doctor who will decide whether you need further tests like a mammogram or biopsy. Even if your mammogram was fine a few months ago does not always mean everything remains fine now. ...Read more

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I ve small pain in my left breast, left armpit & back(left side). Can dis b a symptom of breast cancer(no cancer history in my family) I am 21 female?

I ve  small pain in my left breast, left armpit & back(left side). Can dis b a symptom of breast cancer(no cancer history in my family) I am 21 female?

Very unlikely: It would be extremely unusual, but not impossible, for this to be a breast cancer. Any persistent symptom in the breast, and certainly any mass, should be examined by a doctor. You may need to have an ultrasound of the area done. It is always better to look into these things than ignore them. ...Read more

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If I have pain in my left breast armpit and around my shoulder blade, could it be breast cancer?

If I have pain in my left breast armpit and around my shoulder blade, could it be breast cancer?

Unlikely : In general.. No.. Breast cancer is typically a painless palpable lump or it's a mammographical painless finding. Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive variant that can be painful as it involves the skin. Advanced cancer that has grown into the skin or chest wall can also be painful. See your physician for a good history and physical. A mammogram or ultrasound could be indicated. ...Read more

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If I have pain in my left breast armpit and around to my shoulder blade. Could it be breast cancer?

If I have pain in my left breast armpit and around to my shoulder blade. Could it be breast cancer?

Probably not: Would need to see a doctor for an examination, but pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. Painless firm breast mass is more common. Breast and axillary pain can be from inflammation or muscle pains. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What can you do to the difference between heart issues and muscle issues? Pain under left breast, armpit, above breast and shoulder for days.

What can you do to  the difference between heart issues and muscle issues? Pain under left breast, armpit, above breast and shoulder for days.

Manage right away: If you are having muscle issues, you have time to get that figured out. If it is your heart, damage that may be permanent is occuring as we speak. Heart disease isvthe number 1 killer of women because it is underdiagnosed so much and wonen sometimes hesitate to get proper attn. Your doc can irder a stat, (emergency) blood test that alab can do to differentiate if it is your heart or not. Doit now! ...Read more

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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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I have got a sharp, dull pain in my left breast near my armpit. What could this be?

Pain: Arm pit or axillary pain can be for various reasons. Could be a muscle problem, your sweat glands in the area, swollen lyph node, pleuritic pain from your chest. ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain above left breast near corner of armpit? I do exercise 5 days a week and didn't have the pain this morning. Started 1 hour ago.

Sharp constant pain above left breast near corner of armpit?  I do exercise 5 days a week and didn't have the pain this morning.  Started 1 hour ago.

Might be a: pectoralis major muscle strain from workout injury -- esp. if worsen only with arm movement. But remember to do your usual breast self exam, checking all quadrants etc. And discuss with your doctor if this is persisting. Try a NSAID to see if it gets better. Also cardiac origin to this although not as likely is important to rule out if symptoms still present. Discuss with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit?Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit?Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

Get checked. : While breast tenderness is common and usually not the presenting sign of cancer. The odd constellation of symptoms you describe could reflect heart disease, even a mild heart attack. Please get checked asap! better safe than sorry. Definitely get a breast exam, as well. ...Read more