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Underarm Pain Left Side
I'm having sharp pain left side directly under my armpit that gets worse when lying on my left side.
Underarm: Underarm pain can be tricky. There are many of possible causes. Please go in to be checked as some of those causes are not as benign as others. ...Read more
More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more
Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?
Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for about 3 years, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?
See a doctor: From the type of pain and it's location it does not seem to be anything serious. However it's better not to take any chances so please see a doctor to evaluate and to do atleast an E.K.G. and xrays. He might decide to do more tests if necessary. ...Read more
Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin. Not internally. Front left chest pain w/it.?
Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! It's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more
26, active, low bp, great cholesterol, normal labs. Hypothyroid. Sudden L upper arm pain L today & on & off chest pain left side near armpit. Scared.?
I have underarm pain on left hand side. Feels muscular. Comes and goes, not related cycle, Bra? Pleurisy? Have lifted heavy bags. Heart? Cancer?
Lifting: Few things will cause underarm pain. This is the site where the neurovascular pedicle passes from the neck, under the collar bone to the arm itself. The muscles there such as subscapular and latissimus can be strained by lifting heavy bags unless this is routine. The bra, lung inflammation (pleurisy) hormone cycles unrelated to producing these symptoms ...Read more
It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more
May be rib issues: Including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more
See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
Please call 911.: Left chest and back pain could be due to a serious underlying cardiovascular or pulmonary condition. If this is acute, see urgent care or, if no one can take you, call 911 immediately for emergency services. If not acute, see your doctor anyways as soon as you can for diagnosis, preferably today. Take care. ...Read more
Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Is it old or new?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more
Check with your doc:
Chest pains can come from narrowed arteries in the heart. However this usually occurs with exertion and resolves with rest.
A pain in the chest at night could also be from acid reflux or some other GI problem. Or it even could be from some muscular or rib pain.
I suggest calling your doctor for an appointment to discuss further. ...Read more
Have costosharp pain left side top breastbone twisted body felt like something popped in middle of chest and pain disappeared since is this possible?
Pop goes the Cart...: It sounds like a pretty good description of pain from the area of the cartilaginous junction between the ribs and the breastbone. This type of pain can come and go for seemingly no apparent reason, although twisting movements could be a contributing factor. Although medical treatment is not generally necessary, if concerns arise, a consultation with a specialist might allay your fears. ...Read more
I was ovulated yesterday Oct, 23rd & I had pain in my right side last for 5 hours today Oct 24th I hve pain left side last 1hour is my 2 ovary realised?
Over Easy?: Usually one ovary ejects a few eggs & the other ovary takes over next month, back and forth-but like most things in the wild & wacky world of biology, not all is perfect & there can be times when both ovaries send out eggs. In those women prone to some pain at ovulation this can be frustrating & could be confused with something else. But rest assured that ovulatory pain usually resolves in a few days. ...Read more
Severe pain: Requires a visit to an emergency clinic. Could be a lot of things, if it lasts more than a few minutes could also be dangerous. Good luck! ...Read more
LUQ pain under rib: May be stomach (reflux, H pylori)-treat with ranitidine. prevecid, colon-constipation/gas, need milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) fluids, simethicone, or lesions pancreas, breast I have seen even vaginitis/ ovaries cause LUQ pain f/u w/ doc may need CXR, mammogram possible abdominal CT ...Read more
I'm 62, gained 30 lbs in one year, mostly in my belly. I have no pain. Left side of belly is larger than right.
Weight gain.: Have you seen your doctor for an evaluation in the course of this year? Have you had an abdominal examination? Blood testing? That's a lot of weight to gain in one year, assuming your eating and activity patterns have not changed dramatically in that year. You really need to good physical examination and directed testing. ...Read more
Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?
Why am I getting a pain left side of chest? Like I'm being squeezed for a few seconds and then it stops. (i am menstruating too)
I have a pain left side just above chest been getting it past two /three days its not constant comes and goes I have leaky valves?
I have on and off pain left side chest sometimes feels like something is stuck n chest can it relate to my acid reflux if so will it go away?
Period late by literally a week mostly 2 over the past 3-4 months. Had it this month late again. But have this constant period like pain. Left side.
Pain: Concerned about irregular period and pain. You should do a pregnancy test. You also likely need checked. Likely pain from ovary. ...Read more
I been having pain left side above my beast almost in the middle of my chest. About over a hour now if I move it hurt bad, if I take a deep breath its?
Unbearable pain left side under rib when standing, walking, etc. Goes when I sis or lay down. It`s getting worse every day, had ultrs sound, nothing showed?
Pain: Is this your chest, abdomen or back? ...Read more
"Stitch"?: A sharp, stabbing pain on the inner lining of the chest that increases when you breathe in is caused by a little fold in the membrane that lines the chest cavity. A very deep breath may end it, and in any case it is transient. If this is not what you are having, a physician office visit may be in order. ...Read more
See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completely harmless to very serious. Your doc will need to know how old you are, other illnesses or conditions you have, when you have the pain, what causes it, makes it better etc., you need a visit with a good doctor, not 400 characters or less. ...Read more