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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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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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Sore to touch pain on side of breast below armpit. Thought it was bra wire but it's not. Nothing swollen or red?

Sore to touch pain on side of breast below armpit. Thought it was bra wire but it's not. Nothing swollen or red?

Exam needed: If this tender area in your breast persists,I recommend a breast and armpit evaluation by your physician,gynecologist or a breast surgeon even in the absence of redness, swelling or a palpable lump. There could be a localised area of mastitis or a blocked duct. It is not unusual to have breast tenderness around your period time, but this doesn't appear to be the cause of your symptom. ...Read more

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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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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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My breasts hurt on only the outsides, closest to my armpits. Even just letting them hang to the side towards where the pain is, hurts.

My breasts hurt on only the outsides, closest to my armpits. Even just letting them hang to the side towards where the pain is, hurts.

ThinkOutsideThe..The: I'd start with the simple stuff first & if that doesn't pan out then get examined in person.Think about your deodorant, any irritating fabrics;your bra style, type, size/fit. Any activities that could have led to any muscle strains?Recent sunburn(s)or sun sensitivity?Any topicals like sunscreen or lotions?Do they get engorged certain times of month?Aerobics at the gym? No? Then you know what to do ...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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Hi ya, I have very sore armpits an my ribs around my side an tops of my breasts what would this be. Thanks?

Hi ya, I have very sore armpits an my ribs around my side an tops of my breasts what would this be. Thanks?

Armpit soreness: Armpit soreness is most often a skin irritation. Deodorants are the likely cause. A second common cause is sweat that becomes sticky and then creates clogged pores. Deodorants also cause clogged pores. I recommend you wash with antibacterial soap repeatedly. If redness is present or if a bump or abscess is present, you will need an exam. ...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