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I've got pain on my shoulder under my armpit to my right nipple.It's a weird pain?

I've got pain on my shoulder under my armpit to my right nipple.It's a weird pain?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Does upper left back/shoulder pain and pain under armpit mean heart issues? Had an echocardiogram a year ago and was fine. Could it be anxiety?

Does upper left back/shoulder pain and pain under armpit mean heart issues? Had an echocardiogram a year ago and was fine. Could it be anxiety?

Depends: Anxiety could absolutely be a cause of pain at different sites of the body. A cardiac etiology is unlikely in a person of your age. Other common causes are musculoskeletal and can be related to poor posture or old injuries. ...Read more

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Having shoulder pain in right shoulder only, burning sensation in right breast(inner part), and I have a swollen lymph node under right armpit. Help!

Having shoulder pain in right shoulder only, burning sensation in right breast(inner part), and I have a swollen lymph node under right armpit. Help!

Evaluation needed: Any time there are swollen lymph nodes one should have concern. Could be mastitis, and needs treatment. You need further evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Fell the down e stairs 2 weeks ago had some shoulder pain. Now pain in shoulder upper arm and armpit area. There is a knot in armpit.?

Fell the down e stairs 2 weeks ago had some shoulder pain. Now pain in shoulder upper arm and armpit area. There is a knot in armpit.?

Trauma: Something's changed in your shoulder.... Could be tendon or ligament strain or tear, muscle tear or sprain. Probably not dislocated but could have bone fracture. You should see primary doctor and consider x ray. Try heat and massage and anti inflammatories too. ...Read more

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Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Have anexam: The lymph nodes in your arm pits may be fighting some sort of infection and your depleted condition and tension/fatigue could have affected your back. See a Dr to find the cause(s) and get some relief. While I'd be silly to declare that you don't have cancer latent somewhere - I don't see any reason to think you do. Ask the doctor who does your exam/lab work to evaluate that possibility. Best! ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physicians for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right

Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right

C5 radiculopathy: Pain in these areas suggests a C5 radiculopathy. Aggressive conservative measurement is preferred prior to considering any surgical intervention. See a neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in order to help manage your pain. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94118-treatment ...Read more

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Have right shoulder pain radiating into elbow, hand and armpit?

Let me explain: After reading the information you have, did you had MRI on the shoulder or cervical spine? If you did. Did they explain your symptoms? If not see a neurosurgeon for consultation. ...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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