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

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

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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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Check yourself after your period
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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In both my breast near the armpit are oval lumps that are moveable on occasioun, it's been this way for 3 months straight, it's painful what is this?

In both my breast near the armpit are oval lumps that are moveable on occasioun, it's been this way for 3 months straight, it's painful what is this?

Be seen: Breast surgeon. Need full history, family history, breast and axillary exam, possible mammogram.Important and now! may be nodes, or extra breast tissue, but need to know. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
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Remember most breast lumps are benign
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Painful/tender left breast near armpit. Get bouts of tight chest and shortness of breath and dizziness. Feels like i may collapse and feel unbalanced.

Painful/tender left breast near armpit. Get bouts of tight chest and shortness of breath and dizziness. Feels like i may collapse and feel unbalanced.

Complete evaluation: You need to see your family doctor or gynecologist straightaway -- and get a complete evaluation including gynecological exam. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Perform monthly self breast exams.
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See your doctor immediately if breast lump found.
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Yearly breast exams after age 40 by your doctor.
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Yearly mammograms after age 40.
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9m baby just kicked on lower breast. It hurt a little and was painful. Now feeling stiffness next to armpit. Is it ok? Or should I be worried?

9m baby just kicked on lower breast. It hurt a little  and was painful. Now feeling stiffness next to armpit. Is it ok? Or should I be worried?

Yes: The space inside your abdomen at 9 months is getting very cramped. And the baby is quite strong by now! a swift kick with baby's foot or heel can be very painful under the ribcage and can even refer pain elsewhere in arm area as you describe. Nothing wrong, i've never heard of a baby actually 'injurying' its mother this way, but can definitely bruise a mom. Hang in there! ...Read more

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