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Sharp Pain Under Right Armpit
Sharp burning pain under right armpit only when I move my arm a certain way and nit all the time. Just once in a while. 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
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
Rash?: Any rash? History of shingles? Any injury? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 of discomfort. If the symptom worsens or persists or if you feel a mass, be sure to get a medical examination. ...Read more
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
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
Quick sharp pain in my boob or outer armpit close to my boob that only last a couple seconds? Normal??
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?
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, 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
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. What's this?
2d ago I experienced extremely sharp pain on the left side of my chest like 10-15 cm below armpit. Now sometimes light pain and cold feel maybe liquid?
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 groups 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
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
Many Reaons: Muscle pull, stretching of ligaments, infection, blocked duct, etc. So many possibilities if it continues see your dr. ...Read more
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.?
I am having intermittent sharp left side bladder pain and at the same time l am getting a sharp pain on my left side by my armpit and upper chest.
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
I have had a small painful knot under my armpit on and off for a week. Now I am having a sharp pain in my nipple which has been hard for 2 daystraigh.?
Mastitis: At your age and it only two days of having symptoms, which are describing is some sort of inflammatory process. If we tie the two together, then some sort of inflammation or infection in the breast tissue with secondary changes in the lymph glands in your armpit makes some sense. In almost every case, your body will be able to manage this on its own. If this doesn't resolve quickly see your md. ...Read more
Have a pain that starts off sharp pain on left side of torso under armpit then radiates down arm could this be heart related?
I had blood work drawn about a week ago (only a small bruise) then the area became very painful yesterday (sharp pain all the way to my armpit?
See below: The most common complications of having blood drawn (venipuncture) are minor bruising and hematoma. Less common and potentially more serious complications include phlebitis (vein inflammation), cellulitis (tissue inflammation), and neuralgia (nerve inflammation/injury) all of which "may" require some form of specific treatment. Recommend seeking prompt medical evaluation for bothersome symptoms. ...Read more
Hree days ago I took a big breath and I felt a sharp pain under my left armpit more close to the heart and went from there to my neck lasted 2s?
Symptoms Seconds: I have a hard time diagnosing the cause of symptoms such as yours that are very intermittent and last only seconds. It could be so many things that I hazard to guess. We usually have to wait until it becomes more pronounced to figure it out. Fortunately most of these are not significant. ...Read more
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