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Pain under armpit and breast area.

By sandee September 20, 2010 - 6:45am
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Hello, I'm 36 years old and a month ago started having stomach problems, nausea, dizziness, low night fevers..etc., I figured I had a stomach bug but at the same time began to feel pain under my armpit that spread to the breast area closest to the armpit. I asked my doctor about this pain, he said, he felt no lumps and that it was probably my lymph nodes bothering me as a result of the stomach bug and that it would go away soon. My dizziness got so bad I went to the ER one night and also complained to the ER doctor about the breast pain but he said he felt no lumps and told me not to worry about it. It's been a month, I am feeling a little better from my stomach although I still get dizzy after I eat and wake up nauseaus from time to time but the pain under my arm and breast is still there. I'm terrified, I saw another doctor and he's sending me for an ultrasound. What could be causing this pain for so long? One doctor said it could be my Lymph Nodes, the other said he wasn't sure, and the other one said it wasn't my lymph nodes! what can this be?

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Had similar problems of severe pain at the side of the breast, chest near breast. Check out Costochondritis it's painful but treatable. I hope this helps

November 16, 2015 - 12:16am
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I'm 15 and have started having very bad spasms of pain in the lower right of my great and under my armpit. I am not sure what this is and what I can do to prevent it from happening. It has been happening for a week and each time it makes me feel very lightheaded as well as constantly feeling dizzy. My parents aren't too worried but I feel like this may be caused by something or is linked to something bigger.

October 16, 2015 - 3:01am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

This could be a strain or some kind of nerve pain. Even a muscle injury that happened without you noticing.
I can't say why you are light-headed but you need to tell your parents how you are feeling so you can be seen by a doctor.

October 16, 2015 - 3:19pm
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I have had same thing now for almost a year and half. The symptoms are mainly from my irritable bowel syndrome and getting nerve testing done soon for armpit. I had manmogram etc done so its all part of the auto immune disease issues. It is irritating but find diet and reducing stresses do help bit

July 15, 2015 - 11:33am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have IBS, and am having a discomfort in my armpit. Not really a pain, sometimes it feels like I have a wad of something in my armpit, other times it seems to travel to the bend of my elbow. Where I can I find info on discomfort in armpit and IBS? Thanks for any help!

August 20, 2015 - 7:26am
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Hello, I have suffered from Fibrocystic breast for a few years. Pain and lumpiness in the under arm and breast area. After being scared to death, I went to my family doctor, who calmed my fears. She also told me to take vitamin e. It has helps greatly with my flare ups. A little about me: The pain started when I was 25, I am now 27.5 and have had a few flare ups. I have large natural breast, thus the root of my pain. Good luck to all.

July 6, 2015 - 1:02pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hey there! I am 30 years old and have the exact same thing as you have described. I check my breast all the time for lumps and feel nothing! My pain started when I was 28, I get a weird sore feeling on the left side of my breast as well as soreness/discomfort under my left armpit. Everyone thinks I'm crazy but I'm terrified to go to the doctor. I know it doesn't seem like symptoms of breast cancer but that is my biggest fear! How much Vitamin E do you take on a daily basis?

August 12, 2015 - 9:47am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

You should prob see a doctor. No its probably not life theeatening but is harmful for your way of life and should be dealt with. Trust me your not "crazy" been there. There are lots of nerve and auto immune diseases many doctors know little of and are hard to diagnos. Im almost a year and half and im finally getting nerve damage testing in october. My lynph nodes very sore mostly on left side but has been orher few times. Not sure what i will find out but hopeful i will get a real diagnosis. Right now my first doctor has me as ibs and fibromyalgia. I work full time and balance things best i can thru light excercise, try eat right for the ibs etc, reduce stress. Hope u find answers. It can be long road

August 12, 2015 - 5:53pm
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Im 33 years old and im really really scared.. Im deported to my homeland, Mexico. Im all alone without my family and since I dont have any family of my own Im just a mess and I have been here in Tijuana Mexico for about 2 years now and besides thee fact that I feel all alone I have this pain that just about a week ago I started feeling and well it hasnt stopped ever since. Thee pain started at my upper back in thee shoulder blade area and then as thee days went by the pain has been more painful and spreaded towards thee armpit area aswell and my right breast. I have check myself and I dont feel any lumps but the breast now feels as if it was swollen and like I said Im deported here in Mexico and without a job and struggling just to be able to make ends meat, therefore I have no health insurance if there is such a thing and well no money to even go to thee doctors and so IM REALLY SCARED ANDTERRIFIED AND DONT KNOW WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME... AM I GOING TO DIE? IM SCARED I DONT WANT TO DIE...

June 16, 2015 - 9:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Im sorry to hear your situation. I have been diagnosed with IBS and Fibromialgia. My fibro also gives me the same arm and armpit and into the breast pain. It is worse when I'm stressed out so first thing you need to do is stop thinking the worst for now. Diet has alot to do with the flare ups and pain. Not something you should ignore though and if possible in any way see a doctor. I had a mamogram and mine was fine, they couldn't figure anything else out and that was a year and a half ago almost now. I am still alive, I had the same crazy thoughts though in the beginning when the pain was worse, I'm managing better these days and hope you do too. My thoughts and prayers go out to you

June 17, 2015 - 6:25am
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