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Doctor insights on: Pain In Side Of Breast And Underarm

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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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I have intermittent pain sometimes dull sometimes severe from top of breast below shoulder & down inside of left arm. The pain can arise from side of breast to underarm & down inner left arm, sometimes causing a tingling sensation. I have also intermitten

I have intermittent pain sometimes dull sometimes severe from top of breast below shoulder & down inside of left arm. The pain can arise from side of breast to underarm & down inner left arm, sometimes causing a tingling sensation.
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Impingement: This symptom appears to be caused by an impingement of a nerve and to determine the location of the impingement and what are the options for treatment,I recommend a consultation with a neurologist who can also order any appropriate tests which may be needed in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit?Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit?Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Will better bra help pain in side of left breast?

It may try it: If there is no lump and you can try a better or different bra and if pain persist than see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a pain in side of right breast when I breathe deep?

What could cause a pain in side of right breast when I breathe deep?

In your breast?: If it is in the breast, it is likely a strain of one of the chest wall muscles (pectoral, costrochondral). If it is in your chest and under your breast, a rib fracture, pleurisy, costrochrondritis, etc all cause anterior chest pain. ...Read more

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When I have my premens breast pain (right breast) why do I have "burning pain" in side and back also on the right side. It ends when period starts.

When I have my premens breast pain (right breast) why do I have "burning pain" in side and back also on the right side. It ends when period starts.

Hormones are crazy-: With hormonal levels fluctuating throughout a woman's cycle different tissues/organs such as breasts respond (usually swelling and tenderness) and then, DE-swell as the month goes on. Why only your right breast chooses to do this and not the left I don't know. I'd say you're probably lucky. This will all settle out once you hit your menopause in 20 years or so. ...Read more

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Hi. On bed with one leg on there & leaned on stomach , while looking at phone . Felt sharp pain in side of stomach under breast near rib. Ideas ?

Strain: An acute strain appears to have occurred. Another possibility is an impingement of an intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. Either event would be caused by the awkward positioning but shouldn't cause serious damage. If discomfort persists apply cold applications for 48 hours and then switch to moist heat intermittently as needed. ...Read more

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What causes pain under the armpit/side breast area?

What causes pain under the armpit/side breast area?

Hidradenitis: Inflammation of the hair follicles and sweat glands in the armpit (and with it sometimes inflammation of lymph nodes or lymphadenitis) is a common cause of pain in this area. Aside from that any irritation of the nerves in this area will result in pain. Trauma or inflammation of chest muscles is also painful ...Read more

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How do I relieve pain on side of breast near armpit?

EXAM: Get it checked first to determine what is causing it then talk arout treatment. ...Read more