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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
21 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
21 years in practice
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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?

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. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Rashid Khan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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What can cause sharp pain in ribs under left armpit?

Dr. Rashid Khan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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What can cause sharp pain in ribs under left armpit?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. William Boelter
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
43 years in practice
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What causes a sharp pain on the top of my left breast in my chest close to the armpit?

Dr. William Boelter
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
43 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 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?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 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?

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. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have a sharp pain right under my left armpit. Advice please?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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. Ilene Ruhoy
Board Certified, Neurology
16 years in practice
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Sharp pain near armpit is it nerve?

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Board Certified, Neurology
16 years in practice
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Sharp pain near armpit is it nerve?

Maybe: Difficult to answer this question without an examination and localization. There are nerves, lymph nodes, muscles, tendons, etc. in that general area. Please see your local provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Drew Christensen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
702K people helped
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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 ?

Dr. Drew Christensen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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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
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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
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Gregory Gilbert
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
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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?

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. Elvia Greathouse
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Quick sharp pain in my boob or outer armpit close to my boob that only last a couple seconds? Normal??

Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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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
21 years in practice
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Been having sharp pain on top of my rib cage , just below my armpits . What can it be ??

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
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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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