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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 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

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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

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I have a pain under my left armpit but closer to my left breast, I don't feel a lump but it is a very sharp and painful to touch and have noticed mult?

I have a pain under my left armpit but closer to my left breast, I don't feel a lump but it is a very sharp and painful to touch and have noticed mult?

Plan. : Just carefully check yourself out at armpit. Sometimes shaving causes some small irritating or scratches and pain afterwards. You can use bacitracin or triple antibiotic ointment or iodine for this. If no progress better to be evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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Should I get help for sharp pain under my left armpit if I have valvular heart disease?

Should I get help for sharp pain under my left armpit if I have valvular heart disease?

Unusual: Valve disease would not cause a sharp pain like you describe. Common symptoms are angina like chest pain, shortness of breath, leg swelling, fainting. ...Read more

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Iv'e had tender pain under my left armpit (no visible lumps) for 2wks. Recently I've also had a burning pain. It's difficult to sleep on my left side?

Iv'e had tender pain under my left armpit (no visible lumps) for 2wks. Recently I've also had a burning pain. It's difficult to sleep on my left side?

Need eval: Your symptoms are concerning. You need an evaluation by your doctor to help determine the cause of your symptoms. List of possible causes is too long to post here. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...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 under my left armpit no shortness of breath, pulse is at 75 , sp02 level 99-98 and blood pressure 125/75 lil dizzy runny nose maybemiddleearinfe?

May be unrelated: The pain under your armpits seems unrelated to the other symptoms. The runny nose due to allergy, a cold, or irritation, may suggest that the eustachian tube that connects the nose to the middle ear is partially obstructed. That is one of many causes of dizziness. It does not mean you have an ear infection. Your vital signs are fine. If symptoms don't resolve in a few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain right under my left armpit. Advice please?

I have a sharp pain right under my left armpit. Advice please?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I've bin having a weard pain unDer my left side armpit when I point it out I fell my ribs, most times I panic and my hart starts beating fast pls help?

Assessment: Recommend medical assessment to determine if there is a medical condition causing these symptoms. If not - behavioral health evaluation to rule anxiety disorders or panic attacks/ panic disorder would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing/sharp pain around and under my left armpit that comes and goes and sends a pain down my arm what could be causing it?

Need exam: There are a group of lymph nodes deep in your armpits that may be irritated .Also , the nerves for the arm travel near the armpit.An exam is needed to figure what is wrong.Go to your doctor. ...Read more

Armpit Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the ...Read more