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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


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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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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?

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

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I have pain in my left breast, closer to the armpit. Could this be from drinking to much caffeine, or stressed?

Have it checked: While we know that stress and driking too much coffee can make your fibrocystic breasts sore. But they do not cause the fibrocystic breasts you should have it checked by your doctor or gynecologist if the pain is persisting. ...Read more