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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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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 is causing sharp pain in my arm and leg. Feel like I'm being stab with needles. Can thoracic outlets syndrome cause these symptoms?

What is causing sharp pain in my arm and leg. Feel like I'm being stab with needles. Can thoracic outlets syndrome cause these symptoms?

Not in legs: You need to see a doctor. Pain on just one side of the body can be caused by anything from anxiety to serious neurological conditions. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good

Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently.  Heart is good

Yes: A nerve root compression in your neck (cervical spine) can do this - at your age, a ruptured disc would be the most likely culprit, usually trauma related. Tumors are thankfully rare but in the differential diagnosis. An MRI and EMG would confirm this. ...Read more

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Sharp pain near armpit is it nerve?

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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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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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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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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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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There is a sharp pain in upper armpit with noticeable vein? 5 days.

Underarm pain: A cerebrovascular accident, heartburn, peripheral artery disease, neuropathy issues or a swollen underarm lymph node can cause sharp, shooting pain in your armpit area. The pain is not a disease in itself but a sign that alerts you to a number of different issues within your body. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain left side directly under my armpit that gets worse when lying on my left side.

Underarm: Underarm pain can be tricky. There are many of possible causes. Please go in to be checked as some of those causes are not as benign as others. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest close to my armpit that comes ands go and a cough. It doesn't feel like its over the cough?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest close to my armpit that comes ands go and a cough. It doesn't feel like its over the cough?

Chest Pain: If what you have has been going for weeks, it might be related to muscular problem or other structures of the chest not of much concern. However, if the pain has been for short period of time, you better gets it checked out. Pain worse with breathing or coughing might indicates problems with the lung itself or surrounding cover of it Pain that is constant all the time might be due to heart issue. ...Read more

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Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. Whats this?

Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. Whats this?

Pinch: Positional changes causing this armpit pain are likely due to pinching a nerve, muscle or joint. If this is the only position that creates this pain, it is likely not harmful. If this persists and is present in a more regular position see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more