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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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
once
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
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Painful/tender left breast near armpit. Get bouts of tight chest and shortness of breath and dizziness. Feels like i may collapse and feel unbalanced.

Painful/tender left breast near armpit. Get bouts of tight chest and shortness of breath and dizziness. Feels like i may collapse and feel unbalanced.

Complete evaluation: You need to see your family doctor or gynecologist straightaway -- and get a complete evaluation including gynecological exam. ...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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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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 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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
monthly
See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
yearly
Yearly mammograms after age 40.
yearly
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I keep getting a pain on my left side. Starting on my left breast, to just under armpit to my upper arm ending just by my elbow. What is it pls?

I keep getting a pain on my left side. Starting on my left breast, to just under armpit to my upper arm ending just by my elbow. What is it pls?

Muscle pull: This could be a muscle pull. Try icy hot patch and anti-inflammatory over the counter. Should get better in short time. Its most likely not related to any breast problem/cancer. ...Read more

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