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Dr. Marius Frasie
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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

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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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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Dr. Curtis Simmons
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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

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Dr. David Earle
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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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Dr. Carol Hulett
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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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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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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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Dr. Robert Sterling
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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I have been having pain on my left side of my breast armpit. Could this be serious?

Possibly: It's always best to get checked by your family doctor to rule out serious things like your heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
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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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Dr. Joshua Batt
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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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