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Today when I woke up, I had a throbbing/ pulsating feeling around my left side rib cage, a couple inches under my armpit. No pain. What could this be?

Today when I woke up, I had a throbbing/ pulsating feeling around my left side rib cage, a couple inches under my armpit. No pain. What could this be?

Your heart: Could be that your heart was beating fast and/or irregular. If this persists or happens again, you should see a doctor about it.

Another possibility would be 'thoracic outlet/inlet syndrome', consider this possibility if your left arm feels full/tight, numb, or hurts during these episodes. ...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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Anything I can take for throbbing pain under left armpit?

Acetaminophen: Ibuprofen, and as you know, you need an exam. The real question is what is this? Could be an abscess that need drainage. There are other things that this could be that you would want out of you. Don't ignore this please. ...Read more

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I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should I be concerned?

I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should I be concerned?

Yes: If you don't have an obvious boil that could explain this you should get checked. This is not a common symptom. Your doctor can check for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have occasional mild throbbing on left chest area, near armpit. Only place I feel it and it will come and go. Do not feel anything else unusual.

I have occasional mild throbbing on left chest area, near armpit. Only place I feel it and it will come and go. Do not feel anything else unusual.

Age?: You did not give your age. If you are a young person, most probably it is muscle pain. See your doctor. You may need an ekg and chest x-ray to rule out any other possible causes. ...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?

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

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I have a throbbing constant pain in my left shoulder blade, that radiates to my armpit and back. What is this?

Disc hx: Hi it appears you may have cervical or thoracic disc herniation causing radiculopathy MRI of cerv or thoracic ir both can be helpful for diagnosis and therapy and later epidural injection or nerve block can be helpful. ...Read more

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Throbbing and dull ache appr. 3 in. Above elbow on the inside of the arm has moved up the arm and now is in the armpit and shoulder can this be serios?

Throbbing and dull ache appr. 3 in. Above elbow on the inside of the arm has moved up the arm and now is in the armpit and shoulder can this be serios?

Several possibilitie: If you are taking a cholesterol medicine like statin, then it may be a medication side effect. If you have risk factors for heart disease, such as tobacco use, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and family history along with a sudden onset of pain, then you may need to be checked out at the ER. If you have been lifting heavy objects recently, the pain may be due to muscle pull. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Probably not: Heart related. More likely musculo skeletal or cervical spine. Definitely worth getting checked out either way. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I've been getting a throbbing/pulsation feeling under my left armpit, I checked and have no lumps in breast or armpit should I be worried?

Hi I've been getting a throbbing/pulsation feeling under my left armpit, I checked and have no lumps in breast or armpit should I be worried?

Unusual: Have to say I have never heard this. I would not be too worried but would have it checked out. How often does it happen? Does it happen only at certain times.? Caffeine consumption? See your local doc and have this examined. ...Read more

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Had masectomy four years ago, on left breast type 2, no chemo or radiations required, one node removed. Now having throbbing pain just below armpit.

Pain: Pain is not usually a sign of breast cancer, but needs an examination. Does it hurt to move the left arm? Could be a strained muscle which can improve with rest, heat & ibuprofen. But see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder and am having physio therapy. Today after therapy I began having throbbing pain in armpit. Is it related, I have extreme health anxiety and am terrified?

I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder and am having physio therapy. Today after therapy I began having throbbing pain in armpit. Is it related, I have extreme health anxiety and am terrified?

Likely.: A frozen shoulder is caused by collapse of the shoulder joint capsule, and adhesion of the capsule onto itself.

During pt, sometimes the capsule is stretched and the adhesion may come apart. It can be very painful. It should resolve with time, but if you are concerned, notify your physician. ...Read more

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My armpits feel sore. Skin clear. Also left breast throbbing for several months. Nipple feels cold & wet sometimes, but when checked, nothing?

My armpits feel sore. Skin clear. Also left breast throbbing for several months. Nipple feels cold & wet sometimes, but when checked, nothing?

Can check the...: A primary care doctor can check the whole area of the chest, back, and breasts, to see if there is a problem in that area that is "referring" soreness to the armpits. Sometimes pain sensations in a problem area travel to other nerves, and make a person "feel" the pain in another part of the body. This may be the case, if the armpits "feel" soreness but are normal on exam. ...Read more

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Aa throbbing/pulsating dull pain in right arm anove the elbow woke me up in the middle of the night and continued. Should I be worried?

Aa throbbing/pulsating dull pain in right arm anove the elbow woke me up in the middle of the night and continued. Should I be worried?

Get checked: I recommend you consult with a healthcare provider who will take history and perform physical exam. Proper evaluaation of the pain should take into account your overall health status and risk profile. If you chest pain or shortness of breath, go the the ER. ...Read more

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I am 25 y/o male. Got massage on painful area in back around right shoulder blade. Now have terrible pulsating pain there going down arm. Help?

I am 25 y/o male. Got massage on painful area in back around right shoulder blade. Now have terrible pulsating pain there going down arm. Help?

Back pain: After massage. Please see your doc to identify what is going on in your back. Don't get massage w/out knowing the underlying issue. If doc is ok w/it, a personal trainer, physical therapy, or massage therapist may be helpful later. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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A severe pulsating pain started between my knuckles, over three days the pain has moved up my (right)arm to above my elbow. No injury sustained prior.?

A severe pulsating pain started between my knuckles, over three days the pain has moved up my (right)arm to above my elbow. No injury sustained prior.?

Inflamation: Sounds like you are having a flare up of the joints and soft tissue. Any injury? Try to rest the hand, ice it and try your anti inflammatories. If no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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I get pulsating pains in my left arm and my right leg. Usually following the major vain or artery. Only once in a while. Any ideas what it is?

Need more infromatio: There are many potentials to what you describing, it is important to find bit more if the pain associated with stiffness, and if it is worse in the morning and if it is related to movement and if you have difficulty climbing stairs or weakness in your arm
I suggest you discuss this with your family doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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I'm a 24 yo male sporadically experiencing pulsating on my right chest close to the axilla. Could this be a pectoral muscle spasm? Worth going to dr?

I'm a 24 yo male sporadically experiencing pulsating on my right chest close to the axilla. Could this be a pectoral muscle spasm? Worth going to dr?

Muscle twitch?: You know where your right pectoralis major is, and if this gets episodes of the twitches from time to time, it's no concern unless you have other obvious pathology. Keep exercising ...Read more

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Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...Read more

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Hand wrist arm burning? And sometimes my leg what is this? I also feel the warmth and the pulsating of it? Sometimes metallic taste what doc/testsneed

Hand wrist arm burning? And sometimes my leg what is this? I also feel the warmth and the pulsating of it? Sometimes metallic taste what doc/testsneed

Neurologist: If the burning were restricted to the hand and wrist, nerve impingement at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) would be suggested. However this would not explain leg burning sensation. A neurologist would be best to evaluate you and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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What does. It mean to have throbbing pain in left arm?

It means you: Should get an evaluation. Pain shooting down your arm, from a pinched nerve in your neck, or a clot in arm, and other possibilites can be evaluated with by your doctor. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant throbbing pain in my right arm?

What could cause a constant throbbing pain in my right arm?

Need more info: Infection, blood clot, trauma, with or without fracture, strained muscle, pulled tendon etc., arthritis (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist with radiation of pain), rheumatism - all come to mind. You need to be examined and may need some testing. ...Read more