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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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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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Suspected brown recluse bite yesterday afternoon, been 21 hrs ago, about 10 minutes ago, sharp pain under armpit.....could it be related?

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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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 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

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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'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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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?

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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