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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
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I have a sharp pain going from my left armpit to my left boob, nothen has happened to cause this. What could this be?

I have a sharp pain going from my left armpit to my left boob, nothen has happened to cause this. What could this be?

Likely OK: It sounds muscular in nature, like you strained a muscle from your armpit or chest--which can cause that kind if discomfort. If the symptom worsens or persists or if you feel a mass, be sure to get a medical examination. ...Read more

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Dr. William Boelter
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What causes a sharp pain on the top of my left breast in my chest close to the armpit?

What causes a sharp pain on the top of my left breast in my chest close to the armpit?

Many Reaons: Muscle pull, stretching of ligaments, infection, blocked duct, etc. So many possibilities if it continues see your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Drew Christensen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Sharp pain at front of shoulder, above armpit to tip of shoulder. Pops/cra when moved. Hurts to lift to side. Feels a little out of place ?

Sharp pain at front of shoulder, above armpit to tip of shoulder. Pops/cra when moved. Hurts to lift to side. Feels a little out of place
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Get reevaluated: There are a number of things that could be giving you these symptoms. Make sure you see your orthopedic surgeon to determine exactly what is going on - then you can determent the correct treatment. Continue with your physical therapy, this can be very helpful if you are patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Gilbert
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Suspected brown recluse bite yesterday afternoon, been 21 hrs ago, about 10 minutes ago, sharp pain under armpit.....could it be related?

Suspected brown recluse bite yesterday afternoon,  been 21 hrs ago, about 10 minutes ago, sharp pain under armpit.....could it be related?

You like spiders!: Anyway I can just interact directly? Brown recluse usually causes severe necrosis in the area of the bite. There is nothing to do for these bites unfortunately until weeks after the bite. The pain and necrosis all occur at the site of the bite. So if you were bit under the armpit, then yes, could be related. Otherwise, no. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Dr. Elvia Greathouse
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Quick sharp pain in my boob or outer armpit close to my boob that only last a couple seconds? Normal??

Quick sharp pain in my boob or outer armpit close to my boob that only last a couple seconds? Normal??

Most likely: Pains like those are extremely common and don't indicate anything serious going on. if you consume a lot of caffeine, cut down on that and make sure that your bra is appropriately fitting. Otherwise, it really is quite normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Been having sharp pain on top of my rib cage , just below my armpits . What can it be ??

Been having sharp pain on top of my rib cage , just below my armpits . What can it be ??

That's often tender: area normally. The teres major and minor (side muscles of the chest) are normally tender by the ribs, and is not a problem. If your pectoralis major, minor (breast muscles) are tight, these become even more pronounced. Usually, we are not pressing ourselves there much, so it's not noticeable or bothersome. If it's PAINFUL, do see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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