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why would I have a dull headache like pain in my left armpit?

By Anonymous October 1, 2015 - 1:29pm
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So for Two weeks now I have had a headache like pain in my left arm pit. I went to the Dr and there is no lumps she said to just keep an eye on it. It is Still sore I am worrying about this and not sure what I should do next? I just want to add that I just had an IUD (merena) removed 3 months ago wondering if it may be hormones?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

The most common symptoms after removal of the Mirena (IUD) are mild bleeding, irritation, sensitivity and mild cramping according to the Mirena prescription information sheet.

When you have the Mirena placed one of the side affects is breast tenderness. Since there are lymph nodes under your arms leading towards and in and around your breast area, it sounds like you are experiencing this side affect after the removal.

Make an appointment to have it checked out and see if there is something you can take for the pain. Perhaps once your hormones level out, the pain will subside, but I wouldn't wait on that.

I hope this helps.
Be well,

October 1, 2015 - 2:19pm
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