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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