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Burning Sensation under left armpit



I am having a burning sensation-sometimes sporatic shooting pain under left armpit radiating into left breast. No lumps found. Post Menopausal. Not taking hormone replacement. Please advise.


Thank you for your question. Any symptoms or changes in your breast need medical attention. Make an appointment with your physician for an assessment of these sensations. A mammogram will be ordered if you have not had one in the last year. What you describe may not be a serious problem but you need to know for sure.

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Janet   Trigg, RN, MSN, EdD Janet Trigg, RN, MSN, EdD
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati