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Breast and Underarm pain and tenderness

Oct 18, 2014 10:27 AM

For a while now, maybe 2 years, I have had extremely tender spots under my arms and on the sides of my breast, really my whole breast area but especially bad on sides and going to join my tender spot on my mid-high back tender points, naproxen helps a little but then I have to deal with hives and incessant itching, any help and or advice would be appreciated.

Oct 18, 2014 11:32 AM

I started having similar pain last month. My doc is not too sure what's causing it, but thinks it may be referred pain from one of the facet joints in my spine. I started physical therapy yesterday, which helped to identify which levels were affected. The PT did some kind of manipulation of those levels and it really helped the back pain but not the pain under & in my breast. I personally think there's more than 1 thing going on.

Oct 18, 2014 8:20 PM

Yea I agree, I hate when they look at me like im making it up.(doctors and nurses that is)

Oct 19, 2014 5:01 PM

have you thought about getting a mammogram?

Oct 19, 2014 9:29 PM

Getting a mammogram is an excellent suggestion. I was just thinking I should ask my primary to order one when I see him this week.

Nov 18, 2014 2:30 AM

I have this too, at 27. I think it's from waxing under there!m lemme know if anything goes on!

Nov 20, 2014 6:43 AM

Make sure you are doing regular self breast examinations for lumps, they happen at any age.
If you don't know or aren't sure get your dr to check if you find anything even vaguely curious go straight to dr catching it early and fast is best cure if it is something more sinister.
Not wanting to be alarmist, just be proactive.
one of my closest friends found a lump in her breast the size of a pea hard and uncomfortable near her armpit by the time she got it looked at it had nearly tripled in size the idiot waited six months, thankfully it was just a cyst they could remove, it could have been worse and she was in significant pain with it!

Nov 20, 2014 11:44 PM

I get under arm and breast pain. I also get a rash on my neck and shoulders and hives on my breasts, stomach and arms. Seems like the rash and hives are almost a warning sign of bad pain, well more than everyday pain.. I get mammograms regularly, so I don't think it is that. I have hashimotos thyroid that all the unknown seems to get blamed on.

Nov 22, 2014 12:33 AM

I too experience breast pain. Never in one consistent area either. One day (like today) under armpit, along the sides and under my right breast. Once I went to the ER due to intenses poker like pain above my right breast, close to sternum. Scared the day lights out of me. EKG'S and X Rays were all good. Left with diagnosis of costochronditis! The doctor questioned me hard about whether or not I had fibromyalgia. I didn't really lie when I said no because officially I have no proof. I suspect and had other doctors suggest it. It seems that it's common for women who have fibromyalgia to also have costochronditis. Since then, I know when it flares up. So my suggestion is to research it. It's possible you have it.

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