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armpit/breast pain speading

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  • Posted By: christiane
  • July 17, 2007
  • 11:39 PM

I have been getting pain in my armpit for two years now. It seams to be spreading into my shoulder, chest and down my side. I had been breast feeding but stopped six monthes ago. I am convinced I have breast cancer. I have gone to my doctor aswell as several clinic doctors but no one will look into it. They keep saying that it is from lifting my son, or infection from shaving, or I have pulled something. The pain is getting worse and tylonol doesn't seem to touch the burning pain. I haven't injured my shoulder that I know of but I use to do a lot of heavy lifting. I am starting to fall into a depression. can anyone relate?:(

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  • Get a new doctor. Those symptoms are not often ignored unless the doctors are looking for a malpractice suit. After you see a real doctor, try an attorney. You could also have a breast infection from breast feeding if it is hot and burning. Baking soda packs can calm it down, but you need x-rays of the breast.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you had a mammogram? Also there are lymph nodes in the armpit. Are they swollen?
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • My breast doesn't seem inflamed at all and I can't feel any lymphnodes. I did convince a walkin clinic doctor to do an x-ray but it was a chest x-ray and I don't know how much of my boob was seen in it. They said everything looked normal. I am going to be with new doctor soon and hope that he might take me seriously.
    christiane 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm a guy and had a breast exam - the nurse was really rough and clawed in there. Ever since, I've had breat pain - it's been about 6 years now. I got 2 sonagrams and a mamogram done and nadda.I'm assuming that it's a damaged spot in my body from the physical exam. The last doctor said that if I hadn't developed cancer by now, I'm probably ok. My only other idea is that when people throw hate, the hate sticks to damamged parts of the body. I try to heal by visualizing a shield of blue light so people's hate doesn't stick to me. Good luck
    frazzled29 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • OMG this guy above is hilarious. Though I recently suffered a 12 foot fall off of a zipline and had and er visit but I am still in pain a week later and have no dr or health insurance and I'm suffering from unbearable pain in my armpit that spreads to my breast and gets worse with movement, cough, sneezing, or laughing. And alot of people hate me so if his theory is true i am never going to heal. Cause they keep throwing their hate, pain, misery my way. and laughing at my injury/ pain, now that's just wrong. Get a life people. This is serious.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • its unlikely to be breast cancer as pain with breast cancer is very very rare if its a burning pain its more likely to be an infection. it could be the lymph nodes though or mastalgia which is just breast pain.
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  • See an doctor that specializes in the neck. It may be a pinched nerve. Hope you've found some relive by now.
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