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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 can you do to the difference between heart issues and muscle issues? Pain under left breast, armpit, above breast and shoulder for days.

What can you do to  the difference between heart issues and muscle issues? Pain under left breast, armpit, above breast and shoulder for days.

Manage right away: If you are having muscle issues, you have time to get that figured out. If it is your heart, damage that may be permanent is occuring as we speak. Heart disease isvthe number 1 killer of women because it is underdiagnosed so much and wonen sometimes hesitate to get proper attn. Your doc can irder a stat, (emergency) blood test that alab can do to differentiate if it is your heart or not. Doit now! ...Read more

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I finished breastfeeding 4 months ago. Now, I have a pain under my left armpit/breast area and my left arm from my elbow to pinky finger keeps going numb. What should I do?

I finished breastfeeding 4 months ago. Now, I have a pain under my left armpit/breast area and my left arm from my elbow to pinky finger keeps going numb. What should I do?

Nerve pressure: The effects from breast feeding should have cleared by now. While pain in the breast is not an ominous sign it is still worth checking out. The numbness in the left arm is probably not related as that sounds like pressure on the "funny bone" nerve but that should also be investigated further. ...Read more

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Pain in left armpit and breast. What could this be?

Pain in left armpit and breast. What could this be?

Physician Review: Painful nodes in the breast may or may not be significant. 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

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I have a pain in my left armpit and breast, it comes and goes. Any advice?

I have a pain in my left armpit and breast, it comes and goes. Any advice?

Any breast mass?: Most things that cause your symptoms will be benign (not cancer). It could be a fibroadenoma, lipoma, muslce strain etc. But you would need to be examined and most likely imaged. A doctor can take a thorough history and perform a breast exam and determine what is causing your symptoms. ...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 oain in between left breast and armpit?

Get examined: This is not something to ignore and you should be evaluated with a complete history and physical examination and mammogram. ...Read more

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What is this line going from my armpit down my left breast. I'm 23 years old scared?

What is this line going from my armpit down my left breast. I'm 23 years old scared?

Cannot say: Without seeing the "line", we really have no way to diagnose this properly. See your ob/gyn. ...Read more