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Why is there a pain in my armpit?

Why is there a pain in my armpit?

Abscess: There could be abscess or inflammed or infected oil glands such as hidraadenitis suppuritiva. This requires examination, and treatment with antibiotics and possible incision amd drainage. ...Read more

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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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Should I worry about the pain in my armpit?

Should I worry about the pain in my armpit?

Lower back: Pain from the hip is often felt in the front of the hip whereas back pain is felt just where you describe. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my armpit fir about a week now. It has gradually moved to the lower end of the armpit and just outside to the side.

I have had pain in my armpit fir about a week now. It has gradually moved to the lower end of the armpit and just outside to the side.

Axillary Pain: Possible causes of armpit (axillary) pain include swollen lymph nodes, cysts, shingles, muscular pain (pectorallis) & allergic reactions. If this isn't resolving then it would be prudent to have it medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a dull achy pain in my armpit / shoulder. It comes and goes. What could be causing this?

Muscular: Assuming you are an otherwise health 19 yr old woman, this is most likely muscle strain, but your question does not give enough detail. Does this occur randomly, or after activity ? Which arm ? Do you have any cardiac risk factors - high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, or cardiac history ? ...Read more

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There is a pain under my armpit, left side of my chest and in the back. What to do?

There is a pain under my armpit, left side of my chest and in the back. What to do?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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I have a pain under my armpit and it hurts if i'm moving around or lifting. What could this be?

An infection: Many times hair follicles in places like this get infected and they would be painful, especially with movement. Have a health care professional..You doctor or an urgent care center take a look at it before it gets any worse. ...Read more

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I was doing shoulder press (machine) and i felt pain under my armpit, i stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?

Difficult to say: Arm pit pain can be rather difficult to diagnose. You wouldn't expect a muscular injury in that region from shoulder press, but the underlying shoulder joint and deep shoulder stabilizers could have been injured. If you still have symptoms 3 wks out, you better get checked out. ...Read more

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3 days ago i started getting a pain under my armpit to lower it keeps coming and going what could it be? Also hurts when i take deep breaths.

3 days ago i started getting a pain under my armpit to lower it keeps coming and going what could it be? Also hurts when i take deep breaths.

Rib cage: Sharp pain increased by a deep breath and with associated tenderness may come from a rib or a pinched nerve that is between the ribs. It wouldn't be from the lung if the area is tender to touch. Have your physician examine the area if the discomfort persists and an x_ray may be ordered. ...Read more