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Sharp burning pain under right armpit only when I move my arm a certain way and nit all the time. Just once in awhile. Very painful.

Sharp burning pain under right armpit only when I move my arm a certain way and nit all the time. Just once in awhile. Very painful.

Shoulder pain: To help more would need to know the "certain way" you move it Armpit pain is usually from the joint. Intermittent pain would indicate a capsular tear. If it gets bothersome enough to consider surgery (arthroscopic, outpatient)then get an MRI and see a surgeon. Otherwise avoid using it the "Certain way" for a few weeks to let it heal. You may need a follow up. Let us know. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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I'm 20. I have a sharp pain from my right breast to my armpit what does this mean?

I'm 20. I have a sharp pain from my right breast to my armpit what does this mean?

Rib cage: Sharp,shooting pains like this often originate in the rib cage from a pinched intercostal nerve or an intercostal muscle irritation or strain. Usually the discomfort is worsened by a deep breath. Avoid further straining of the rib cage. See your Physician if fever,cough develop or if symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

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Why do I cough and then feel a sharp pain in my armpit across my back to under my shoulder blade?

Why do I cough and then feel a sharp pain in my armpit across my back to under my shoulder blade?

Could be diaphragm: When you cough, it increases your intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressure. If you do not have enough fluid between your lung tissue and your diaphragm, coughing and even deep breathing can cause pain. Your medical doctor can hear if this is happening using a stethescope. Another reason for your pain could be a pinched nerve in your thoracic spine. Sometimes an MRI is necessary to diagnose this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp pains in my left armpit every 2min. After the sharp pain subsides there is some numbness in left arm. Why?

I am experiencing sharp pains in my left armpit every 2min. After the sharp pain subsides there is some numbness in left arm. Why?

I do not know: I do not know why you are getting the pains every 2 minutes, but pain and then numbness may signify a nerve being irritated or "pinched" and you should see a dr. For an evaluation to assure you do not have any vascular issues affecting you nerves in your shoulder/armpit area, or a pinching nerve as stated. Best wishes. ...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?

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 sharp pain in my armpit. Could this be due to a heart problem?

I have a sharp pain in my armpit. Could this be due to a heart problem?

Probably not: That location would be unusual and also the descripion that the pain is sharp. Pressure in the center of the chest would be much more worrisome. ...Read more

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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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Have pain in left pec near the armpit. Feels like a chill that you usually get in your back. Quite sharp pain every time I squeeze the muscle. ?

Have pain in left pec near the armpit. Feels like a chill that you usually get in your back. Quite sharp pain every time I squeeze the muscle. ?

Strained muscle : It's possible that muscle has been sprained or strained which is causing pain on squeezing it . Other things that need to be looked into is possibility of blood clot , haematoma ( blood collection- bruise) , infection . ...Read more

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Have a pain in left pec near the armpit. Feels like a chill that you usually get in your back. Every time I squeeze the muscle get a very sharp pain.

Have a pain in left pec near the armpit. Feels like a chill that you usually get in your back. Every time I squeeze the muscle get a very sharp pain.

Strain: This could be a strained pectoral muscle or an inflamed one. Treatment would consist of avoiding stress on that muscle, applying cold applications for 1-2 days followed by Heat,liniment and,if you can take them,nsaids like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more