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pain under armpits&breast

By Anonymous October 23, 2014 - 1:01pm
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Its like a dull sharp burning like pain that sometimes awakes me at night

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Hi Anonymous and welcome to EmpowHER.

There are a lot of nerves and blood vessels running through this part of our bodies, and it can be very sensitive to pain. A variety of things can cause armpit and breast pain including an infection, peripheral artery disease and neuropathy. Also, a swollen lymph node can cause sharp, shooting pains.

Pain is often a signal that the body uses to make us aware of a problem that needs attention. While armpit and breast pain in many cases is harmless, it really would be best to work with your doctor to try to determine the cause. Will you let us know what you learn? 

Best regards,


October 23, 2014 - 5:17pm
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