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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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I've been having chest/left armpit pain in both of my left sides, what could be causing this?

I've been having chest/left armpit pain in both of my left sides, what could be causing this?

See your doctor!: Your symptoms could be due to many different things, including musculoskeletal pain (as in pulled muscles of chest and shoulder), infected cyst in your armpit, breast problem (as in cancer spreading to axillary lymph node) and cardiac problem (as in heart attack). ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Unlikely: The cervical (neck) spinal nerves are associated with pain that radiates into the arms. Upper thoracic (chest area) spinal nerves could be associated with pain radiating around the axilla (armpit) into the chest. ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Does cervical disc herniation cause chest, arm and armpit pain?

Does cervical disc herniation cause chest, arm and armpit pain?

Pain Cervical Disc: Short answer is yes. Pain to all three regions can occur with a cervical disc herniation. Fortunately many people will see improvement of discomfort in 6-8 weeks. Otherwise therapy, steroid injections, or surgery may be required for continued pain. ...Read more

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Can the physical pain of anxiety be constant? My chest and armpit pain are constant, as is the need to yawn and take a deep breath.

Can the physical pain of anxiety be constant? My chest and armpit pain are constant, as is the need to yawn and take a deep breath.

Anxiety?: Possible, if the workup by your pcp showed no physical abnormalities. Review with your doctor for options to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Having pain in chest, back, both armpits and pain radiates down armpits towards elbows. Pain more severe when resting and armpit pain comes in pairs?

Having pain in chest, back, both armpits and pain radiates down armpits towards elbows. Pain more severe when resting and armpit pain comes in pairs?

May be serious: How long have you had these symptoms and how severe are they? If of recent onset and pain is 10 out 10, it is safest to go to the er or even to call 911. If you have had these symptoms slowly progressing over a few months, then see your doctor. Possible causes are broad depending on the rest of your symptoms and exam (aortic dissection, spinal stenosis, cardiac, lung, esophageal). ...Read more

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Pt said I have a trapped nerve. Where is the entrapment likely to be. I feel discomfort under my right armpit & pain in pecs when chin moved to chest?

Pt said I have a trapped nerve. Where is the entrapment likely to be. I feel discomfort under my right armpit & pain in pecs when chin moved to chest?

Neck or Thoracic: Outlet are like places. Nerve conduction tests might help locate the site. Consider seeing your pcp to arrange this or consider seeing a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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R shoulder pain + plus armpit pain and upper chest pain. Hurts go breathe pr move. Last a few mns. Comes and goes. Feels like a pressure. Help?

Get checked out: These symptoms are not normal. If you are a smoker or on BCPs they could be indicative of a blood clot in your lung. You should get this evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does a hiatal hernia cause armpit pain and chest pain? I have had stress test and a lot of heart work and eveything came back good

Does a hiatal hernia cause armpit pain and chest pain? I have had stress test and a lot of heart work and eveything came back good

Can cause chest pain: Hiatal hernis is a protrusion of the stomach into the chest. The stomach goes behind the heart. You can get gas trapping and pressure sensation in the chest but not usually the armpit. If a cardiac work up was negative would get GI workup. ...Read more

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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Pain: No way to tell without examining you and perhaps getting some imaging studies. Make a list of all your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred and go and see a doctor. You might try highlands regional medical center. ...Read more

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Constant pain in left shoulder above fold of armpit. Pain increases when arm is raised up, and is the most pain is when I move my arm behind my body.

Constant pain in left shoulder above fold of armpit. Pain increases when arm is raised up, and is the most pain is when I move my arm behind my body.

Pain & shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain. .. It sounds like you might have some ligament or tendon tear.
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Can armpit pain be from shoulder/upper back strain?

Can armpit pain be from shoulder/upper back strain?

Yes, from both these: Causes or from the spine due to s disk or a pinched nerve lesion.
Contact your Orthopedist.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Shoulder pains around 2-3 inches above my armpit. Pain doesn't fade with NSAIDs. Difficulty rotate/lift arm without pain. Popping sound. What is this?

Shoulder pains around 2-3 inches above my armpit. Pain doesn't fade with NSAIDs. Difficulty rotate/lift arm without pain. Popping sound. What is this?

Is this both sides: If this is one side we consider a local problem like rotator cuff or other shoulder problem. If both sides that would be something to consider in An arthritis type of setting. Without knowing more about you I wouldn't recommend you discuss this with your physician and depending on what the clinical findings are you may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dull armpit pain for 2mnths dr checkd no lumps. Hv degeneration in top and lwr back+sore shoulder blade. Could it b related? Not hot or gettn worse im 41

Dull armpit pain for 2mnths dr checkd no lumps. Hv degeneration in top and lwr back+sore shoulder blade. Could it b related? Not hot or gettn worse im 41

Maybe: Shoulder problems, including wearing out the joints in your shoulder and back maybe the cause. Worth asking a health care professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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Armpit pain and breast lump = ca?

Armpit pain and breast lump = ca?

Not necessarily: There are many things that can give you a breast lump that are not cancer. However I would get it checked by your doc asap, so you can have peace of mind. ...Read more

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I m 26 have fiberadenoma in right breast. Once in 3, 4 mnths feel right armpit pain which goes after a day or two. Is it worth worrying?

Cyclical: The cyclical pain that goes away is a good sign really. Is the area affected up toward the armpit? If so, then that could be indicator that the breast tissue is getting tender from the hormonal input to it and then resides as the hormones change. If you feel any unusual lumps in the breast or armpit, have it checked by your MD. And, of course, if you have breast cancer in the family, have it check ...Read more

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I had an abortion a year and a half ago and now two weeks per month I still have severe breast and armpit pain. How can I get rid of it? Thank you.

Not related: The pain you describe would not be related to the procedure 18 months ago. What you describe may be breast pain due to fibrocystic breast disease (FCBD). That pain should improve with vitamin E. Vitamin E when taken for breast pain due to FCBD usually responds to doses of 800 to 1000 IU (international units) taken each day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause right sided breast and armpit pain?

It may: The same pain fiber dermatomes on the right side follow the stomach as well. That's why people with bad indigestion can stimulate a heart attack, and thus, need to stay in the hospital for a workup to rule out the cardiac cause first. ...Read more

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I've been feeling sick (in upper tummy) all the time for a couple weeks as well as pain around my ribs/lungs and armpit pain, I'm worried it's serious?

See a Dr: Your symptoms could mean something simple like reflux, gastritis, ulcers or gallstones to something more sinister such as pancreatitis or malignancies. You need to see your doctor immediately for blood tests and further imaging such as Ultrasound scan or Gastroscopy ...Read more

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Can armpit pain be caused by having breast cancer? There is a family history of breast cancer.

Can armpit pain be caused by having breast cancer? There is a family history of breast cancer.

Not typically: Pain itself is not a common sign of breast cancer. Pain can indicate muscle discomfort or lymph node swelling. A breast lump can be a later sign of breast cancer. Really need a physical examination with your doctor to know what may be causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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Mystery infection 3 months ago that made my lymph nodes swell severely, with lots of breast and armpit pain. Antibiotics resolved swelling, not pain.

Mystery infection 3 months ago that made my lymph nodes swell severely, with lots of breast and armpit pain. Antibiotics resolved swelling, not pain.

Lymph nodes: By now the lymph nodes should have gone away. You need to see your PCP first for labs. Then maybe thinking about getting a biopsy of the lymph nodes. Maybe even some imaging like a CT, etc will give some information. ...Read more

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45 yrs. Right breast and armpit pain and tnderness. Extremely dense breasts. Mri shows 6cm non mass enhancement regional asymmetric. Birad 4. Cancer?

45 yrs. Right breast and armpit pain and tnderness. Extremely dense breasts. Mri shows 6cm non mass enhancement regional asymmetric. Birad 4. Cancer?

This type: Of MRI-only (i assume) finding needs to be biopsied, but there is probably at least an 80-90% chance that it will be benign, assuming that there are no other suspicious MRI features. ...Read more

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I have a breast pain and armpit pain before my periods. I'm scared to go to the doc because what if the doctor says it should be operated due to lumps?

No to worry: It's much better to be safe and know what's going on with your body, than to ignore something. At your age, the likelihood that it is benign is very high. But not knowing could mean you are ignoring something very important. Build up the courage and make the appointment, you can do it! ...Read more

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Can breast cancer hurt? Severe pain in outer quad and armpit. Pain getting worse over 3 years. Newest US shows large solid mass in exact spot.

Can breast cancer hurt? Severe pain in outer quad and armpit. Pain getting worse over 3 years. Newest US shows large solid mass in exact spot.

Breast cancer pain: In general most breast cancers don't hurt initially but there can be pain as the tumor grows. Get this checked out, you need a biopsy of this mass asap. Once you have good information you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more