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Doctor insights on: Throbbing Pain In Armpit After Radiation

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Had masectomy four years ago, on left breast type 2 , no chemo or radiations required, one node removed. Now having throbbing pain just below armpit.

Had masectomy four years ago, on left breast type 2 , no chemo or radiations required, one node removed.  Now having throbbing pain just below armpit.

Pain: Pain is not usually a sign of breast cancer, but needs an examination. Does it hurt to move the left arm? Could be a strained muscle which can improve with rest, heat & ibuprofen. But see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder and am having physio therapy. Today after therapy i began having throbbing pain in armpit. Is it related , I have extreme health anxiety and am terrified ?

I have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder and am having physio therapy. Today after therapy i began having throbbing pain in armpit. Is it related , I have extreme health anxiety and am terrified ?

Likely.: A frozen shoulder is caused by collapse of the shoulder joint capsule, and adhesion of the capsule onto itself. During pt, sometimes the capsule is stretched and the adhesion may come apart. It can be very painful. It should resolve with time, but if you are concerned, notify your physician. ...Read more

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I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should i be concerned?

I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should i be concerned?

Yes: If you don't have an obvious boil that could explain this you should get checked. This is not a common symptom. Your doctor can check for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Anything i can take for throbbing pain under left armpit?

Acetaminophen: Ibuprofen, and as you know, you need an exam. The real question is what is this? Could be an abscess that need drainage. There are other things that this could be that you would want out of you. Don't ignore this please. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall. Partial mas. In oct & 1/2 through radiation. Armpit just strarted swelling, hurting & chest pain. Worry?

Diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall.  Partial mas. In oct & 1/2 through radiation.  Armpit just strarted swelling, hurting & chest pain.  Worry?

See your surgeon.: It is very common to develop swelling in the chest and armpit following breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. While this may just be "normal changes", it could be lymphedema. In this situation, it is best to return to your breast surgeon so that he/she can examine you. If it is lymphedema, physical therapy will be recommended. I hope this helps. ...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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Today when i woke up, i had a throbbing/ pulsating feeling around my left side rib cage, a couple inches under my armpit. No pain. What could this be?

Your heart: Could be that your heart was beating fast and/or irregular. If this persists or happens again, you should see a doctor about it. Another possibility would be 'thoracic outlet/inlet syndrome', consider this possibility if your left arm feels full/tight, numb, or hurts during these episodes. ...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