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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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Have a pain that starts off sharp pain on left side of torso under armpit then radiates down arm could this be heart related?

Have a pain that starts off sharp pain on left side of torso under armpit then radiates down arm could this be heart related?

Pain: The pain you describe is highly probable to be musculoskeletal pain related to a nerve that runs where you describe. The heart could be the cause but it is far less likely to be so. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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Having pain on left side of heart under armpit near ribcage and stabbing pain under breastbone also shortness of breath every day. Wat could this b?

Cardiac/PE: The two most worrisome diagnoses that come to mind are a cardiac event (a heart attack) or a blood clot in the lung (called a pulmonary embolus). Both are serious conditions for which you should seek immediate treatment. How long has this been going on? ...Read more

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Pain on the left side of chest under armpit. What can I do about this?

Pain on the left side of chest under armpit. What can I do about this?

Get evaluation: You would want to know if it simple or complex. If complex, you want the treatment right away! could make all the difference in terms of treatment options. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
Once
Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
Once
See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Unlikely. Abscess?: What you describe is very typical of an abscess. Cancer at that location is super-duper rare in teenagers. If it hurts, it's probably an abscess. Good idea to have it looked at. ...Read more

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