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I have very bad pain under my armpit that radiates to my left breat. I have had many mamograms and even one sonogram and the doctors tell me that nothing is wrong with me. If there is nothing wrong with me why is the armpit area swollen and why do i con

By Anonymous December 15, 2014 - 11:31am
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Hi Anon,

Thank you for reaching out tot he EmpowHER community and sharing your question!

I am sorry that you are experiencing this pain in your armpit and left breast. It definitely is frustrating when the doctors tell you that there is nothing wrong, yet you feel pain and discomfort!

The good news is that breast pain is rarely cancer related which was also confirmed with you mammograms and sonograms. 

You could be suffering from a breast infection, cysts or fibroadenomas - all of which can be treated.

Fibroadenomas are solid and round benign tumors and since your mammo was clean, I doubt that this is the cause, but something you can bring up with your doctor.

I included a link to the Breast center on the EmpowHER website that can offer you some more information. Clickhere

Have you discussed swollen lymph nodes with your doctors? The soreness and heavy feelings in your breast might be a breast infection. Symptoms include one breast appears larger than the other due to abnormal swelling, breast tenderness, and enlarged axillary lymph nodes. 

Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped glands throughout the body. They are part of the lymph system, which carries fluid (lymph fluid), nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream.

Lymph nodes often swell in one location when a problem such as an injury, infection, or tumor develops in or near the lymph node. 

Here is some helpful information about Lymph Nodes

Anon, did this help? 



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