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Dr. Linda Nelson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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41 y/o female with pain in upper part of left side chest that comes and goes and under armpit.Should i be concerned?

Dr. Linda Nelson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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41 y/o female with pain in upper part of left side chest  that comes and goes and under armpit.Should i be concerned?

CP...yes!: To me, CP is CP until otherwise ruled-out (for a heart attack). If you haven't seen your md & had an ekg, do it! women present differently than men. If you have a family history of heart attacks, it's even more urgent to see your md. He will probably want a cardiac stress test, blood, & an ekg. Do you smoke? Have high bp? High cholesterol? Diabetes? These are very important to know. See your md! ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Hi. 54 year old female. Full pain in left shoulder blade. Swollen nodes under left and right armpits. What could cause this? Thank you

Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Hi.  54 year old female.  Full pain in left shoulder blade.   Swollen nodes under left and right armpits.  What could cause this?   Thank you

Many things: Whatever it is, you need to see your doctor. If these are in fact lymph nodes, then you may need to see a surgeon. Possibilities include infection, inflammatory or malignancy. Call your doctor and have him/her feel these areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Hello, I am a 22 year old female and I have been suffering from sever chest pain which has gone into my armpit and left arm? Any ideas of what it is??

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hello, I am a 22 year old female and I have been suffering from sever chest pain which has gone into my armpit and left arm? Any ideas of what it is??

Mgt: In your age group it is more likely to be musculoskeletal skeletal pain, but your are describing severe pain, and a cardiac and pulmonary work up is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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55yo female, persistent pain in left armpit, no rash but itches on occasion no visible lump ?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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55yo female, persistent pain in left armpit, no rash but itches on occasion  no visible lump ?

See a doctor.: Then see a doctor and get the issue evaluated. It is impossible to even guess without an exam and possible imaging studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Lang
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I ve small pain in my left breast, left armpit & back(left side). Can dis b a symptom of breast cancer(no cancer history in my family) I am 21 female?

Dr. Jennifer Lang
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I ve  small pain in my left breast, left armpit & back(left side). Can dis b a symptom of breast cancer(no cancer history in my family) I am 21 female?

Very unlikely: It would be extremely unusual, but not impossible, for this to be a breast cancer. Any persistent symptom in the breast, and certainly any mass, should be examined by a doctor. You may need to have an ultrasound of the area done. It is always better to look into these things than ignore them. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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I have had a swollen lymph node under my left armpit for the last three days, and muscle soreness, what could be wrong? -21 year old female

Dr. Michael Thompson
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I have had a swollen lymph node under my left armpit for the last three days, and  muscle soreness, what could be wrong? -21 year old female

Viral illness: Lymph node enlargement differential diagnosis (ddx) is large, but likely an acute viral illness -- eg influenza. If not improved soon see a doctor. For ddx see table 3 especially - lad a-z http://www.Matheny.Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
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I found a lump in my right armpit oblong shape and it is sensitive to touch. There is a much smaller lump in my left armpit. I'm 34 female. Any ideas?

Dr. Allen Seely
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I found a lump in my right armpit oblong shape and it is sensitive to touch. There is a much smaller lump in my left armpit.  I'm 34 female. Any ideas?

Hidradenitis supp.: You may just have 'sebaceous cysts' or another condition called 'hidradenitis suppurativa' which occurs deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The parts of the body affected — armpits (axilla) and groin, for example — are also the main locations of apocrine sweat glands. For pictures and treatment goto: www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitissuppurativa/ds00818c. ...Read more

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hi im 26 years old female... i hav dull ache in my left armpit that sometimes goes towards side chest n sometimes towards arm. There are no lumps?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hi im 26 years old female... i hav dull ache in my left armpit that sometimes goes towards side chest n sometimes towards arm. There are no lumps?

Nonspecific: This is a Nondiagnostic symptom and could be due to muscular causes,nerve entrapment or inflammation /disease of lymph glands in the axillary area. If symptoms persist,see your physician who will thoroughly exam your neck,shoulder,Axillary area,chest and breast in order to make a diagnosis,order appropriate tests or refer you to the proper speciaiist after the assessment. ...Read more

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