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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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Have on & off pain in side of right breast dr scheduled ultrasound. Worried!! She mentioned tendency for lumpy breasts. What does this mean??

Have on & off pain in side of right breast dr scheduled ultrasound. Worried!! She mentioned tendency for lumpy breasts. What does this mean??

You are young: As the body ages the breast tissue can become cystic and develop lumps that are benign. In your case check to see family history. Have your ultra sound and then ask your doctor is diagnostic mammogram is indicated ...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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For about 5 mins when I would breath in I would get sharp pain in side of neck & chest n lower left side of back why would this happen ?

For about 5 mins when I would breath in I would get sharp pain in side of neck & chest n lower left side of back why would this happen ?

Ice or heat,rest: pain that occurs with breathing in can be Pleurisy, where lining of lungs are inflamed & breathing in is painful. Also pain could be due to muscle spasm, paraspinal muscles along the spine can spasm, along with muscles left side of neck, causing pain. Rest & take it easy, try OTC aleve (naproxen) 1 tablet with food twice daily for a few days, see MD if no better. Physical Therapy helpful if muscle spasm ...Read more

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I have really bad pain, moves sides from left to right and its always around my breasts and under armpit Already gave me steriods but those didnt work?

Work patiently: You might need to be very patient and find a Dr to work with you. I expect they did some exam and tests before steroids - if not, do! Then, perhaps knowing your body in general (BMI, labs, etc) a PT eval might help for muscle/nerve work. Again - be patient and ready to exercise. ...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

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Age 19 why are my breasts sore? Mostly on the outer side near armpit. I've been working out a lot lately. They are tender when i touch or lay on them.

Age 19 why are my breasts sore? Mostly on the outer side near armpit. I've been working out a lot lately. They are tender when i touch or lay on them.

Sore muscles: Breast pain can come from multiple sources. Sometimes this pain may be related to the end of menstrual cycles. If you are doing exercises that stress the muscles of the chest, namely the pectoralis muscles, you may feel pain across the chest that extends into the armpits. With fluid hydration, rest and anti-inflammatory medications, you may be able to find relief from your aches. ...Read more

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Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

Pain in side of chest when yawning, breathing and coughing. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Pain in the side of my breasts into.the armpit is coming and going. What can it be? I can barely lay on my side.

Breast pain: Pain could reflect an injury, an infection or tumor. Use of OTc pain medications and medical examination will be helpful ...Read more

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Tiny, soft, painless, movable ball front of armpit closer to breast side. Cause for concern?

Benign but...: Probably benign growth but recommend watching growth, color. Pain, change in consistency, pain. Etc... Recommend seeing you usual doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my right breast around the areola on the outer side near my armpit. should I be worried?

I have been having pain in my right breast around the areola on the outer side near my armpit. should I be worried?

Do you feel a mass?: Are you feeling any spongy, bumpy mass in the breast tissue? At your age, breast pain with/without mass most likely is not cancerous. You may have a cyst in the breast if you can feel a mass there. It is important that you see your doctor who can do a clinical exam of the breast and possibly order an ultrasound of the breast. Also, it is important if you smoke and or take in caffeine to stop. ...Read more