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What can I do for pain under my left armpit?

What can I do for pain under my left armpit?

Exam: Assuming you have no nodes swollen in the region, it might be musculoskeletal. The muscle of concern is the seratus anterior, which would elicit pain if you were to push forcefully on something. If the pain is elicited by reaching to the front and out toward the side this would implicate the subscapularis. An osteopath can figure this out and tell you how to heal the problem. ...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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Unexplainable pain under my left armpit area and my doc doesn't know what it else. What can I do?

Merits an evaluation: See your doctor, or a specialist. A cardiologist, pulmonologist, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist or neurologist could do the systematic evaluation to determine the cause. A careful physical exam, EKG, chest X-rays, cervical spine X-rays or MRI might reveal the underlying cause of the pain. A stress test would help exclude coronary heart disease. ...Read more

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I've been having pain under my left armpit. What doctor should I see?

I've been having pain under my left armpit. What doctor should I see?

Start with primary: Have a primary care doctor check you out. They may be able to offer an easy treatment or steer you towards the right specialist. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left armpit area and I was wondering if it could be a blood clot?

I have a pain under my left armpit area and I was wondering if it could be a blood clot?

Possible but: It is possible, but more likely of just a painful armpit, it is an inflamed lymph node (gland). Blood clots in the arm typically present with a swollen arm and painful arm. To make certain, I would see an MD. Blood clots much more common in the leg too. ...Read more

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I have experience a fall about 2 months ago while mopping the floor i now have back pain, headaches, chest pains, and pain under my left armpit?

I have experience a fall about 2 months ago while mopping the floor i now have back pain, headaches, chest pains, and pain under my left armpit?

See physician: You may have injured your neck or shoulder. A herniated disc in the lower cervical spine can cause chest and "armpit pain" as well as upper back pain and headaches. You would also want to get your shoulder evaluated. Sometimes chest and arm pain is due to a heart condition so be sure to visit your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hree days ago i took a big breath and i felt a sharp pain under my left armpit more close to the heart and went from there to my neck lasted 2s ?

Hree days ago i took a big breath and i felt a sharp pain under my left armpit more close to the heart and went from there to my neck lasted 2s ?

Symptoms Seconds: I have a hard time diagnosing the cause of symptoms such as yours that are very intermittent and last only seconds. It could be so many things that I hazard to guess. We usually have to wait until it becomes more pronounced to figure it out. Fortunately most of these are not significant. ...Read more

Armpit Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the ...Read more