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ask: I wake up with pain under my left arm pit

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A few months ago i started taking medication for my thyroid condition (I have hypothyroid). I dont know if it is related, but it was only a few months after that I wake up with the feeling of pain under my left arm pit. I feel that my left breast has slightly grown bigger. I have been done three ultrasounds which confirmt that it is only a matter of tissues but they are benign. I am just curious why i still this one small area under my armpit that is painful when you touch it. The rest of the breast seems fine to me. Any advice what i could do?

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Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide

Hi roubs - Please review the information in the links first as this will help you better understand if this is a possibility, how IBC is diagnosed and treated, and so forth. If you then believe that you could have this condition you would need to see a breast cancer specialist (oncologist) with experience in treating IBC. If you are not able to locate such a specialist immediately then the IBC Foundation (first link) should be able to assist you. Again, please review the information carefully. While you should check this out, IBC is a very rare condition so please keep that in mind.
Good luck and keep in touch.
Pat

December 3, 2010 - 5:42pm
roubs (reply to Pat Elliott)

thanks a million...will do...

December 3, 2010 - 5:46pm
Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide

Anon - Thanks for your question and welcome to EmpowHER. You mentioned that your breast has grown, and you have pain under the arm pit, which could be due to an enlarged lymph node. There could many causes for this. I don't want to alarm you, but one condition you may want to consider is Inflammatory Breast Cancer or IBC which is not found by mammogram or ultrasound. Please review the links I'm going to provide to see if you have IBC symptoms. If not, then you are at least aware of this type of breast cancer for the future. In any case, as long as you continue to have pain, and especially if it worsens, you should seek professional medical advice to determine the cause. Please keep in touch and let me know if we can assist you further.
Take care,
Pat

http://www.ibcresearch.org/symptoms/

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/inflammatory-breast-cancer

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/DS00632

December 3, 2010 - 4:46pm
roubs (reply to Pat Elliott)

thanks a lot for your quick and very helpful feedback. I am not sure if you are based in the US or in Canada, but do you suggest that i seek a general doctor and ask for another examination, and in this case should i specifically mention that i have reason to believe that those may be symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer. What kind of test/examination should i ask for? Do i need to be referred to a gynecologist?

December 3, 2010 - 5:28pm
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