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I have been waking up for the last two weeks with very sore pins and needles down my right arm. Mainly my hand. Thanks?

I have been waking up for the last two weeks with very sore pins and needles down my right arm. Mainly my hand. Thanks?

Nerves: Can be a radiculopathy (pinched nerve) in the neck or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist or pm;r physician for an emg/nerve conduction study to better characterize these symptoms. ...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 had a blood test a few weeks ago and since then I have experienced a dead arm feeling, pins and needles, and now sore fingers. Should I be worried?

I had a blood test a few weeks ago and since then I have experienced a dead arm feeling, pins and needles, and now sore fingers. Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Feeling pins and needles in the arm can be due to many different causes with the most likely being some compression of the nerves in the shoulder or arm from putting pressure onto the shoulder, elbow, or wrist. The procedure of having a blood test by itself should not cause these symptoms. If your symptoms continue and are not being relieved then please see a neurologist for a full neuro exam. ...Read more

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Donated blood yesterday arm still sore headache all day pins and needles in arm swollen abit hurts to bend Two little purple dots beside needle entry?

Donated blood yesterday arm still sore headache all day pins and needles in arm swollen abit hurts to bend Two little purple dots beside needle entry?

Blood donation: Congrats on donating blood. It is a wonderful gift of life. Not unusual to have pain in arm where blood was donated. Headache/light headedness may be secondary to blood loss. Symptoms should start to dissipate in 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in neck followed by Pins and needles in arm. Felt like an elastic band had snapped. Neck still feels tender and had a few twinges?

Sudden sharp pain in neck followed by Pins and needles in arm. Felt like an elastic band had snapped. Neck still feels tender and had a few twinges?

See a PMR or ortho: Nerves from the neck travel to the arms, and stretching or pinching these nerves often produce these symptoms. Muscle spasm can arise from malposition of cervical vertebra, rapid stretch, or trauma, causing further symptoms. Pillows make a huge difference in providing support for the head over neck. EMG studies can tell if a pinch is present. ...Read more

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I have been getting pins and needles down my right arm for 2 weeks now an it's now aching too also today a sudden onset in my right leg it feels like?

I have been getting pins and needles down my right arm for 2 weeks now an it's now aching too also today a sudden onset in my right leg it feels like?

Neurologist: If the parasthesiae and aching were localised to the arm, I would suspect a nerve entrapment or compression by a cervical bulging disc or vertebral spur. However with leg involvement, I'm concerned about a possible left cerebral cortex disorder or even a left carotid artery blockage. I strongly recommend a consultation with a neurologist for diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting?

Brachial plexitis: Inflamation of your brachial plexus, group of nerves that come together as they are coming out of your cervical spine. This in my experience usually responds to a course of steroids, although for some reason the literature calls it "self limited". We usually don't know the cause, can be viral, due to a chronic inflamatory condition like lupus. Rarely due to spread of cancer. Should be checked. ...Read more

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Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day?

Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day?

Nerve issue: Could be nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and either could be readily managed. An EMG test could help localize and provide directions for interventions. ...Read more

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Strong ache in the shoulder, front & side of my upper right arm going to elbow, lasting over 2-3 weeks, now pins & needles to tips of fingers. What is it?

Strong ache in the shoulder, front & side of my upper right arm going to elbow, lasting over 2-3 weeks, now pins & needles to tips of fingers. What is it?

Neck: Pins and needles usually is the sign of a pinched nerve. The most common site would be in the lower part of your cervical spine. Could be from an irritated nerve, or possibly a bulging disc. It does not sound like a shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Had IV contrast 3days ago for MRI and arm has dull ache from shoulder to wrist, normal? Did bleed out a little after tech took needle out. Tiny bruise

Had IV contrast 3days ago for MRI and arm has dull ache from shoulder to wrist, normal? Did bleed out a little after tech took needle out. Tiny bruise

Arm ache: This does not sound like a reaction to the MRI or contrast and I doubt that you developed a phlebitis from the IV puncture or insertion. Perhaps you were lying in an awkward postion for a lengthy time and sustained some sort of strain or sprain. If you can tolerate nsaids like ibuprofen, this would help. See your md if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?

I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could?

Compression symptoms: These vague symptoms could have several sources, and I recommend you seek a medical exam and opinion. You may have some degree of thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a compression of nerve and/or vein by the first rib. Again, please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Need exam: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Hidranitis: You probably need to see your doctor about this condition which causes recurring infections in the glands under your arm. ...Read more

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My daughter has very sore shoulders and armpits. She is 9. What could be wrong?

My daughter has very sore shoulders and armpits. She is 9. What could be wrong?

Muscle soreness: If the soreness seems to be below the skin (in the muscles), there are a few things to consider, including exercise-associated muscle breakdown (which can be normal and goes away on its own). If she has been ill recently, there can sometimes be muscle breakdown associated with infection. In unusual cases, inherited disorders are associated. Consider seeing your pediatrician for an examination. ...Read more

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Can I burst an armpit boil with a sterilized needle?

Can I burst an armpit boil with a sterilized needle?

Boil: While possible, it would be better to give it warm compresses and to see your doctor. There will be bacteria in the boil and a culture should be done. You could have MRSA which is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. Your doctor will incise and drain the boil, culture the material and put you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one. ...Read more

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My partner has sore gland under armpit no swellng and hsnt changed only got it when he started boxing?

My partner has sore gland under armpit no swellng and hsnt changed only got it when he started boxing?

Ok: This occurs due to a blocked oil or sweat gland, or possibly a lymph node. Try applying hot compress twice a day. If it gets large, painful or inflamed - may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

? yeast: If there is redness and itching, a yeast infection of the armpits is possible. Allergy to deodorants used is another possibility. The lumps may be swollen lymph glands reacting to the inflammation or infection. You may need to have your physician evaluate you. In the meantime discontinue any deodorant use, apply antiyeast, antibiotic ointment after applying warm moist applications and patting dry. ...Read more

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Armpit are super sore from deodorants. Am I allergic? I can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if I don't.

Armpit are super sore from deodorants. Am I allergic? I can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if I don't.

Zinc: Many deodorants contain zinc or aluminum, and these can cause allergic reactions in some people. To be sure, you'll need patch testing by a dermatologist or allergist. Try finding deodorants with zinc or aluminum. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have developed a painful sore in my armpit yet I have not changed my roll on deodrant what has caused this n what should I do to stop it.?

Early abscess?: It sounds like an early abscess or collection of bacteria. Could be caused by razor if you shave and then trapped bacteria. Try warm wash cloth to arm pit but get it seen if worsens. They sometimes need drainage. ...Read more

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Sir, I have developed a sore on slightly below armpit. Sore is thick, ring shaped, reddish in colour & paining & not healing from 1 week. Pls help..

Sir, I have developed a sore on slightly below armpit. Sore is thick, ring shaped, reddish in colour & paining & not healing from 1 week. Pls help..

Could be a fungus: I think you should see a doctor to evaluate the sore. This is not something we can do without seeing it. Best of luck ...Read more

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I have pain medium knot under my armpit n its really sore can barely put my arm down I get them all the time but will not leave for good what are they?

I have pain medium knot under my armpit n its really sore can barely put my arm down I get them all the time but will not leave for good what are they?

Likely hydradenitis,: An inflammation of the glands in your armpit. Some people are just prone to this (like some people are prone to acne or migraines). They hurt more if they become infected and may require drainage and/or antibiotics. They only way to get rid of them for good is to have them surgically removed. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my armpit?

I have a sore lump under my armpit?

Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters the bacteria, virus or fungus and then reacts as "killer cells" come to attack the agent. The lymph node responds by growing, producing more cells, and can get tender due to the agents and chemicals released. You may need antibiotics or see pcp. ...Read more

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My armpit is sore but there are no bumps or lumps, what could it be?

My armpit is sore but there are no bumps or lumps, what could it be?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Any reason why I might have a sore lump in my armpit?

Any reason why I might have a sore lump in my armpit?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have sore pain in right armpit. There is no rash. What could it be?

I have sore pain in right armpit. There is no rash. What could it be?

Sore: A dermatologist can determine if the area represents a swollen lymph node, cyst or other condition. It should be examined and diagnosed by your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have a pain about 3finger lenghs from my right armpit it is very sore what could this be?

Any swelling: If there's swelling, it could be a lymph node, a sign that the body is fighting an infection, or more rarely cancer. If the node is warm/hot, tender and red, it is more likely to be infection; if very hard, non-mobile, more likely cancer. See your primary care provider to have it checked. ...Read more

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I had 4 needles today 2 in each arm and in my right arm my armpit really hurts and I can't lift up my arm?

Injections?: Are you referring to injections? What type of injections? Why did you need 4? I suggest calling your treating physician and using Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain/swelling, if not allergic to these medicines. ...Read more

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Little sore lump under armpit?

Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...Read more