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I have pain in my left armpit, that goes into my left breast. i have had momogram, ultrasound, i feel no lumps. But pain persists. What can i do. I am 48 years okd,

By September 28, 2016 - 9:24am
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Thanks Maryann,

I will try the warm compression. I have not fallen, or play sports to bring this on. I was wondering if this was something that went with Menopause? I do my Mamagrams every year, and do keep an eye on it. It also wonder if it has something do to with Stress.
Thanks for your advise i will also look into the brachial plexus.

September 29, 2016 - 6:16am

Hello Goose,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for help.

The good news is not abnormality such as a lump showed up on the testing. What does your physician think might be the source of the pain? Has any treatment, such as a warm compress to the area, been suggested?

When did the pain start? What were you doing before the pain started? Has it gotten worse?

Your armpit is a sensitive area because so many blood vessels and nerves pass through this area. I am wondering if a muscle strain or brachial plexus injury might be the cause.

Some sports injuries that make muscles in your armpit to over-stretch may cause axillary myalgic pain. These injuries are quite common in sports such as javelin, tennis and baseball. You may also develop the condition in sports that involves forceful arm swinging movements.

A brachial plexus injury is quite common in contact sports, but you can sustain an injury after a fall. You may also develop pain in this area due to problems with the nerves or brachial plexus, such as dysfunction or neuropathy.


September 28, 2016 - 9:35am
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