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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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I have this pain that starts under the armpit the upper part near the breast on the left side only my tells me I have a hitial hernia and neck pain.?

I have this pain that starts  under the armpit  the upper part near the breast
on the left side only
my tells me I have a hitial hernia and neck pain.?

Possibly hernia: If you have a large hiatal hernia, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, it could be the cause of your symptoms. An upper GI contrast study would be able to tell how big the hernia is. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...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.

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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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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Hi I have been having pain on the side of my breast under the armpit and i would like to know if this has to do with me drinking lots of caffeine ?

Hi I have been having pain on the side of my breast under  the armpit and i  would like to know if this has to do with me drinking lots of caffeine ?

Fibrocystic Breasts?: Fibrocystic "disease" is a very common breast condition which is very sensitive to caffeine, and a common cause of breast pain. However, if you are having breast symptoms, you should have an evaluation and possibly a diagnostic mammogram. ...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?

Weird not serious: Probably nothing serious though. There are muscles, ligaments and bones under the breasts and in the armpit. This is the most common cause of such symptoms. It's best to have an exam to be sure. There may be some exercises or stretching that may help. ...Read more

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