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What can I do for stabbing pain under left armpit- on the chest side?

See your doctor: This could be any other number of things. You should see your doctor for a good check up. ...Read more

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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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Hey, I reached up and my armpit had a stabbing feeling, more it some and it's been about 30 minutes of constant dull stabbing pain. An I going to die?

Hey, I reached up and my armpit had a stabbing feeling, more it some and it's been about 30 minutes of constant dull stabbing pain. An I going to die?

Yes and no: if its your left armpit, you're over 60, and you have known heart problems, maybe. If not, its probably a myofascial (that means muscle and connective tissue) strain and will respond to gentle stretching and NSAIDS. To be sure, see your primary care practitioner. ...Read more

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off and one stabbing pain for two years now in my right chest not to far away from my armpit. It seems to happen when I smoke and drink.

off and one stabbing pain for two years now in my right chest not to far away from my armpit. It seems to  happen when I smoke and drink.

May be muscle spasm: Stabbing pain on one side of the chest can often be due to spasm of the large muscle in that area. This would seem even more of a possibility if the sensation was more forward in the chest--in line with the front part of the armpit. In fact the muscle that may be involved, which is called pectoralis major, is part of the front of the armpit itself and extends across the chest towards the middle. ...Read more

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What is this pain under my arm just under the armpit area it feels like stabbing pain then as if being poked real hard will cold compressions help?

What is this pain under my arm just under the armpit area it feels like stabbing pain then as if being poked real hard will cold compressions help?

The pain: "sounds" like an irritated NERVE in your lower NECK (that is RADIATED PAIN from a disc bulge at C6-C7 cervical vetebral level! See your PCP ( who should also examine under your arm to eliminate a tender lymph node(s) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I had swelling in my calf, stabbing pain in my armpit and breast. A dimer reading of 2236 but ultra sound on leg was clear. What next?

D dimer not specific: The d dimer test is not specific meaning that various conditions other than a clot can make it high. A persons age, recent trauma or current meds can affect the level. I would consider the possibility of a pulmonary embolism if you told me you were short of breath along with chest pain. You did mention pain in your arm pit and breast. See a doctor if this is a concern. ...Read more

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Having pain on left side of heart under armpit near ribcage and stabbing pain under breastbone also shortness of breath every day. Wat could this b?

Cardiac/PE: The two most worrisome diagnoses that come to mind are a cardiac event (a heart attack) or a blood clot in the lung (called a pulmonary embolus). Both are serious conditions for which you should seek immediate treatment. How long has this been going on? ...Read more

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Intense kidney pain and stabbing pain in left chest btw ribs, armpit, and left thigh near groin. Ekg fine, said endometriosis could be cause?

Intense kidney pain and stabbing pain in left chest btw ribs, armpit, and left thigh near groin. Ekg fine, said endometriosis could be cause?

Diagnosis needed: Pain is the main symptom in endometriosis. A cyclic pattern related to the menstrual cycle is common. The diagnosis is not made by blood tests or ultrasound. Instead, a diagnostic laparoscopy is needed and biopsy or removal of suspicious lesions. ...Read more