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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

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 a very painful lump left side breast. Was up more towards my armpit now it's down my whole left side of breast. I'm scared. It's painful. I do have large breasts so is it something to be so scared for?! i'm worried.

I have a very painful lump left side breast.  Was up more towards my armpit now it's down my whole left side of breast. I'm scared. It's painful. I do have large breasts so is it something to be so scared for?! i'm worried.

See your doctor: While this sounds like something that may be treated medically, you shoud not assume it is a simple issue. Please see your doctor as soon as you are able. I hope that your problem is easy to treat and cure. ...Read more

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Marble size lump in armpit ,aching and in left side of breast,noticed last August .My Dad ,2 Aunts 2 uncles died of cancer. I'm 50?

Marble size lump  in armpit ,aching  and in left  side of breast,noticed last August .My Dad ,2 Aunts 2 uncles died  of cancer. I'm 50?

Need more info: Are you 16 or 50? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Mass in left armpit for 5 months growing tenderness in left side of breast with a burning ache. Possible cancer?

Mass in left armpit for 5 months growing tenderness in left side of breast with a burning ache. Possible cancer?

Yes, possible...: Need to see your gyn or primary doctor asap for an exam. Could be non-cancerous but if it is a cancer, your odds of beating it are so much better when it is diagnosed/treated as early in its course as possible. ...Read more

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Been having this brief throbby pain on the side of my left breast and under my armpit for months now. Im 19. Weird?

Been having this brief throbby pain on the side of my left breast and under my armpit for months now. Im 19. Weird?

Yes, it's weird in: the sense that there's no immediate explanation. However, pain is your body's signal that something is amiss. Since you're concerned enough to ask Health Tap about it, I recommend you see a doctor. A Virtual Consult might not be helpful in this case b/c it would require feeling the area for lumps or tenderness. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain on the left side of my breast under my armpit. Its very painful that i need to take pain killers.. What should i do? Im worried

Need more info: I need to know how old are you?are you breast feeding ? or do you have any sores in your breast or nipples if it is that painful you need to be checked for infection(could be lymph nodes ...Read more

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I have a dull, tender to the touch pain. It is located under my armpit, outside of my breast. Only on my left side. Left side seems a bit larger than ?

I have a dull, tender to the touch pain. It is located under my armpit, outside of my breast. Only on my left side. Left side seems a bit larger than ?

Your age?: Answers to questions like yours, can vary based on your age. Please update your profile and include your age, any medicines you take. Then ask your question again, and tell us how long you have had the pain and how severe it is. Then we will be able to give you better advice. ...Read more

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52yo.x2 wks been having pain under lt.armpit onto breast, painful insensitive to touch cannot lie on left side.if puppy jumps onto breast very painful?

52yo.x2 wks been having pain under lt.armpit onto breast, painful insensitive to touch cannot lie on left side.if puppy jumps onto breast very painful?

Inflammation: There appears to be irritation and/or inflammation of the breast or rib cage near the breast. There may be congestion of breast tissue as a cause. I recommend that you be examined by your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Left breast is sore on side close to under armpit?

Left breast is sore on side close to under armpit?

Lots of things: Lots of possibilities, including muscle strain, lymph node inflammation, or other. Many groups recommend mammography for screening starting at age 40, you may want to get that done. ...Read more

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Pain in left breast and tenderness and pain in armpit and side of ribcage on left side. What could this be?

Pain in left breast and tenderness and pain in armpit and side of ribcage on left side. What could this be?

Breast Pain: Of course can't diagnose without proper exam, but pain with radiation to armpit may be a sign of inflammation and/or infection. Painful breast cyst or referred pain from chest or lung. See your doctor! ...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 can I do for lump on left breast on left side near armpit?

What can I do for lump on left breast on left side near armpit?

Physician Review: Palpable lumps in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more