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Pain in left armpit

By Anonymous September 30, 2015 - 5:40am
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Hi, I'm a 49 year old woman, pre menopausal, and healthy overall. The pain is pretty much always there although I have noticed that it seems to be worse around the time of my period. The pain radiates down my left arm and I also have a tingling in the last three fingers of my hand and the left side of my breast. I've been having this pain for approximately the last 3 or four months...

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad that you reached out to us. Since you have been experiencing this for about 3 to 4 months, please contact your primary care physician about this today.

One of the most important reasons not to ignore armpit pain is that sometimes the pain of a heart attack can be referred to the region. Most people are aware that a heart attack causes pain down the left arm, but for some people, a heart attack could present as pressure under the arm, especially the left.

Anonymous, is the pain dull or sharp and burning? I wonder if there might be compression of a nerve that is causing the pain and tingling sensation in your fingers.

Regardless, please contact your physician. Keep us updated.


September 30, 2015 - 8:49am
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