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Pain in left side under ribs?

Pain in left side under ribs?

?abdominal: Gas entrapment may occur in the colon as it turns in the left upper abdomen. Also there could be inflammation in this part of the colon. If this discomfort persists or is recurrent, you should be examined by your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...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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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Hurting under left shoulder blade  tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage  that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back.Vertebrae may also be involved.Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended.Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left armpit?

Shooting pain in left armpit?

Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side under the breast?

Pain in upper left side under the breast?

Many Things: Pain under your Left breast can signify several issues. If you are premenstrual, this is normal as long as it resolves after menses. It can also point to heart problems. Sometimes, it may be a starting symptom of Shingles. It can also be sore muscles if you have done some heavy lifting or unusual exercise. See a doctor ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

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

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24s old - sharp pain under left breast pain under left side under rib hurts and sharp pain about belly button?

Pains: If you can see your primary doctor within a day that should be OK. If there is any delay please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined and labs etc. may be ordered. The Emergency team will keep an eye on you and also discuss your issue(s) with your doctor. All should go well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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Pain under right breast? Down right side.

Pain under right breast? Down right side.

Get checked: More than likely it is heart burn or gastric related pain but at age 60 it is better to get checked especially if persists after few days . Please make it a habit to do self breast exams too. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain under my ribs on the left side. Nausea.

Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in my right breast?

Needs palpation: You need to palpate the breast to make sure that there are no nodule or irregular tissue in the area of pain. If you can do selfpalpation it's great otherwise see a doc. ...Read more

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Pain in right side above breast?

Pain in right side above breast?

Normal: It is normal. In most people both breasts are not the same. Most people do not notice the difference. In your case it appears to be more of a problem|. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left breast shooting down into my left arm. Any advice?

It could be muscle : Strain(usually sharp pain), rib pain or heart related(usually squeezing mid-sternum). Check for any blisters( if positive, could be due to shingles) go see your dr for ekg and a thorough exam! ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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Pain in left side under my boob foe from dull to stabbing inconsistent?

Breast pain: Need more Data. 1. medial,,2. Lateral, 3. Upper, 4. Inferior. Any palpable mass, size, lymph nodes in axilla, are they tender and hot? Have you ever had a similar event? Most probably is an infection. However you must see a breast surgeon, to provide appropriate management, ...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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Sharp pain in left armpit area, left side of chest, and upper part of breast for an hour and a half? Started in armpit area. Sort of short of breath

Injury, Clot risk?: If you have had blood clots in the past, seek evaluation immediately through the emergency room. If your breast feeding is complicated with pain or bleeding, call your physician for immediate counsel. If you injured your chest or the shortness of breath grows, er evaluation needed. Get going. ...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?

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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?

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?

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

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I been having Sharp pain left side of my chest by the armpit?

I been having  Sharp pain left side of my chest by the armpit?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit.  Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See thoracic surgeon: Begin with pcp , if no help concider vascular or thoracic surgeon. Your first rib could pressing on the vessel causing symptoms. Thoracic outlet syndrome is remote possibility. ...Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for about 3 years , comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See a doctor: From the type of pain and it's location it does not seem to be anything serious. However it's better not to take any chances so please see a doctor to evaluate and to do atleast an E.K.G. and xrays. He might decide to do more tests if necessary. ...Read more

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I've been have sharp pain on the left side of my chest under my armpit to my collar bone when i breath or laugh etc. Any help ?

I've been have sharp pain on the left side of my chest under my armpit to my collar bone when i breath or laugh etc. Any  help ?

Multiple reasons: With no disrespect, especially at your age, have you had any implants.? Are you having any breast soreness, raising the possibility of mastitis. Do you work out frequently and could have pulled a muscle .? Rarely the top of the lung can collapse on one side causing your symptoms, have yourdoc listen to your lungs and then order a chest x ray if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Jumping, Careful: Symptoms: only that. Almost always very non-specific, meaning have many different bases, person-to-person & time-to-time same-person. Symptoms, combined with many details: timing, pattern, associations, etc. Only 1 of many clues which may help sort out reasonable educated guess about what is happening. Many people get too much exercise - by jumping to conclusions - which are not true & harmful. ...Read more

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I started getting sharp pain on top left side of left breast under armpit. It comes and goes every 2hrs but very sore. Any idea of what this may be?

I started getting sharp pain on top left side of left breast under armpit. It comes and goes every 2hrs but  very sore. Any idea of what this may be?

Need an exam: Without examining the area it's difficult to give precise advise. Is there a lump in the tender area? If it's in the breast it could be a cyst. If it's in the axilla it's likely an infection such as a boil or abscess. In order to make a diagnosis and treat the condition you would have to see a physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest under breast when i sometimes take a deep breath been noticng it the past week, esp if lie down on my left arm age23

Atypical CP: Your description sounds sounds less like pleuritic (lungs) and more like costochondritis (musculoskeletal) pain. Without any other history it does not sound like a heart attack. Costochondritis can be treated with anti inflammatory medication such as nsaids. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side. ?

Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side.  ?

See a doctor: This could be many things, such as heart problem, lung problem, shoulder injuryb, etc, but first thing is need to rule out heart problem. You better see a doctor to get a full check up. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left arm when lifting arm at a 45 degree angle to my side. All other arm motion is fine. It has been 3 weeks now and no change.

Sharp pain in left arm when lifting arm at a 45 degree angle to my side.  All other arm motion is fine.  It has been 3 weeks now and no change.

Left arm pain: Age? trauma? May be from neck or shoulder arthritis/ degeneration -impingement of nerve or bursitis of shoulder . Rarely may be from lymph nodes so consider breast exam and mammogram and checking lymph nodes under arm and in clavicular area. May also be tendonitis or muscles .f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I have been coughing for 3 weeks and today i suddenly feel a sharp pain on my left side every time i cough it hurts more, around my chest near my arm?

I have been coughing for 3 weeks and today i suddenly feel a sharp pain on my left side every time i cough it hurts more, around my chest near my arm?

Strained muscle: Cough can strain your muscles. It sounds like your case. You may want to see your doc to get your cough under control and be examined for the cause of your pain as well. ...Read more

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Under my left arm side ribs hurts like a sharp pain that comes an goes every few seconds?

Pain: Did you bump into some thing could have had a small crack. Or you may be coming down with shingles go to pcp need examination. ...Read more