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I started getting sharp pain on top left side of left breast under armpit. It comes and goes every 2hrs but very sore. Any idea of what this may be?

I started getting sharp pain on top left side of left breast under armpit. It comes and goes every 2hrs but  very sore. Any idea of what this may be?

Need an exam: Without examining the area it's difficult to give precise advise. Is there a lump in the tender area? If it's in the breast it could be a cyst. If it's in the axilla it's likely an infection such as a boil or abscess. In order to make a diagnosis and treat the condition you would have to see a physician. ...Read more

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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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I have a very painful lump left side breast. Was up more towards my armpit now it's down my whole left side of breast. I'm scared. It's painful. I do have large breasts so is it something to be so scared for?! i'm worried.

I have a very painful lump left side breast.  Was up more towards my armpit now it's down my whole left side of breast. I'm scared. It's painful. I do have large breasts so is it something to be so scared for?! i'm worried.

See your doctor: While this sounds like something that may be treated medically, you shoud not assume it is a simple issue. Please see your doctor as soon as you are able. I hope that your problem is easy to treat and cure. ...Read more

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Mass in left armpit for 5 months growing tenderness in left side of breast with a burning ache. Possible cancer?

Mass in left armpit for 5 months growing tenderness in left side of breast with a burning ache. Possible cancer?

Yes, possible...: Need to see your gyn or primary doctor asap for an exam. Could be non-cancerous but if it is a cancer, your odds of beating it are so much better when it is diagnosed/treated as early in its course as possible. ...Read more

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Been having this brief throbby pain on the side of my left breast and under my armpit for months now. Im 19. Weird?

Been having this brief throbby pain on the side of my left breast and under my armpit for months now. Im 19. Weird?

Weird not serious: Probably nothing serious though. There are muscles, ligaments and bones under the breasts and in the armpit. This is the most common cause of such symptoms. It's best to have an exam to be sure. There may be some exercises or stretching that may help. ...Read more

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52yo.x2 wks been having pain under lt.armpit onto breast, painful insensitive to touch cannot lie on left side.if puppy jumps onto breast very painful?

52yo.x2 wks been having pain under lt.armpit onto breast, painful insensitive to touch cannot lie on left side.if puppy jumps onto breast very painful?

Inflammation: There appears to be irritation and/or inflammation of the breast or rib cage near the breast. There may be congestion of breast tissue as a cause. I recommend that you be examined by your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the far left side of my chest almost under armpit. Could it be breast cancer?

I have a pain in the far left side of my chest almost under armpit. Could it be breast cancer?

Mastalgia: Breast pain is not usually a sign of cancer and is more commonly related to hormonal changes or simple mastalgia. However, you should be seen by your surgeon to help figure out what is going on also imaging with an ultrasound could be helpful and or mammography this could be related to gynecomastia. ...Read more

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I have this pain that starts under the armpit the upper part near the breast on the left side only my tells me I have a hitial hernia and neck pain.?

I have this pain that starts  under the armpit  the upper part near the breast
on the left side only
my tells me I have a hitial hernia and neck pain.?

Possibly hernia: If you have a large hiatal hernia, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, it could be the cause of your symptoms. An upper GI contrast study would be able to tell how big the hernia is. ...Read more

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Hi,I am 45 years old and I have pain almost over a year now under my armpit left side, and part of my left breast .Is this sign for breast cancer? Or

Hi,I am 45 years old and I have pain almost over a year now under my armpit left side, and part of my left breast .Is this sign for breast cancer? Or

We don't guess: One does not sit at home and just worry or guess. You have a significant concern. Go get an examination and testing to determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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