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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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Hi ya, I have very sore armpits an my ribs around my side an tops of my breasts what would this be. Thanks?

Hi ya, I have very sore armpits an my ribs around my side an tops of my breasts what would this be. Thanks?

Armpit soreness: Armpit soreness is most often a skin irritation. Deodorants are the likely cause. A second common cause is sweat that becomes sticky and then creates clogged pores. Deodorants also cause clogged pores. I recommend you wash with antibacterial soap repeatedly. If redness is present or if a bump or abscess is present, you will need an exam. ...Read more

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Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Even without visible: irritation you may still be allergic to the ingredients in the formulation. You may need to experiment with different manufacturers and try a hypoallergenic variety without as many irritants. Dove and Arm&Hammer make hypoallergenic and natural varieties that are worth a try. You may have to try a few before you find one that works for you without soreness. ...Read more

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Fed up. Headace sore armpits and neck. Sore chest. Been docs they put it down to stress and having anxiety? Duno what more I can do been docs 6 times?

Fed up. Headace sore armpits and neck. Sore chest. Been docs they put it down to stress and having anxiety? Duno what more I can do been docs 6 times?

Yet another Doctor: It's not easy - but it sounds like you need to keep searching for a provider who can think outside that box. Consider a seeing a psychologist who can refer you for a full physical exam based on the fact that any stress and anxiety is either being well treated or is not there. Then other reasons for your physical symptoms may be found. Best wishes for better health. ...Read more

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I have aching sore armpit at the top of the side chest bone in the hollow when I move in certain positions feels slightly swollen and the bone is sore?

Inflammation: Do you exercise or lift weight? Do you do repetitive movement involving Upper Arm? Appears you have Musculoskeletal pain/Strain. Rx Anti inflammatory like Advil/ Aleve (naproxen) etc. As long as you do not have a beginning of sore( an Abscess from Infected hair follicles) you will be fine. ...Read more

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Sore armpit and pain going through my right shoulder blade when moving my arm. What could be wrong?

Sore armpit and pain going through my right shoulder blade when moving my arm. What could be wrong?

Could be a tear: I would get yourself to an orthopedist. This could resolve with physical therapy and proper rest or you could have some ligament or labrum damage. Either way a full evaluation of your shoulder is warranted. ...Read more

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What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

What causes squeezing pain in left breast, soreness in both, sore armpits, no fever, with pain down rt side of nose?

Get checked. : While breast tenderness is common and usually not the presenting sign of cancer. The odd constellation of symptoms you describe could reflect heart disease, even a mild heart attack. Please get checked asap! better safe than sorry. Definitely get a breast exam, as well. ...Read more