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My mammo/us report was negative there were no suspicious findings but I do get pain in my left armpit. It says probable benign reactive lymph.Imscared?

My mammo/us report was negative there were no suspicious findings but I do get pain in my left armpit. It says probable benign reactive lymph.Imscared?

Wait: Benign reactive lymph nodes are exactly that; they are larger and tender because they are reacting to something else, like an infection elsewhere. With the negative mammogram and us, i would just do watchful waiting; if the pain/mass gets more painful or larger, or if it starts changing in appearance or feel, i would see the doctor again. ...Read more

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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I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should i be concerned?

I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should i be concerned?

Yes: If you don't have an obvious boil that could explain this you should get checked. This is not a common symptom. Your doctor can check for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my left armpit. It has been ongoing for 7 years an I've had numerous tests an they all say that there is nothing medically wrong. Please help. It was so bad the other day i had to call 911 because i thought i was going to die. Im ver

I have severe pain in my left armpit. It has been ongoing for 7 years an I've had numerous tests an they all say that there is nothing medically wrong. Please help. It was so bad the other day i had to call 911 because i thought i was going to die. Im ver

Neurological??: We don't know what you mean by saying you had all tests. Assuming you also had MRI and nerve conduction studies, i suggest you revisit a neurologist.It sounds like a neuropathy , which needs further evaluation. If no results them consider pain management specialists who will guide you in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left armpit and breast, it comes and goes. Any advice?

I have a pain in my left armpit and breast, it comes and goes. Any advice?

Any breast mass?: Most things that cause your symptoms will be benign (not cancer). It could be a fibroadenoma, lipoma, muslce strain etc. But you would need to be examined and most likely imaged. A doctor can take a thorough history and perform a breast exam and determine what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having tenderness / pain in my left armpit, breast and back.

Assuming that: you have no injury, it is probably inflammatory or infectious changes, but it is could be angina. Consult with your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have sharp, episodic pain in my left armpit; there are no lumps and the pain isn't in my breast. I have no idea what it could be.

Pinched Nerve: It could possibly be a pinched nerve or perhaps something musculoskeletal. If you had any recent injuries or performed exercise that may have strained a muscle or ligament in that area, that may explain it. If your symptoms persist or worsen then you may have to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have pain in my left armpit, breast and upper left back and sudden nausea ?

What does it mean when I have pain in my left armpit, breast and upper left back and sudden nausea ?

Chest pain: I suspect you have a musculoskeletal problem and a rib out of structural alignment. At your age, it is doubtful that this is a cardiac disorder. Find a chiropractor or osteopathic physician who specializes in structural disorders as a place to start. (go to the american academy of osteopathy - aao- for more information. ...Read more

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I am 17 and for a few months I have noticed an aching pain in my left armpit and side of my breast, moving into of my ribcage? Is this serious?

Get it checked: Your age makes this unlikely anything too serious. However, when it comes to this part of the body, there is no substition for a careful exam done by your doctor. Please get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more