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Left armpit pain and left side of left breast

03/06/2006

Question:

I am a mother of four children. I am 39yrs old. I have noticed an aching left armpit on and off for several months associated with left side of left breast tenderness. If my children lie on me. The pain is quite sharp deep up and under the breast. As I am a 16DD size. It is difficult to notice substancil lump changes. Other than that I am very active, healthy but tired. Can you suggest what I should do. There is a two day wait to see a doctor in the region I live. Thank you.

Answer:

Seeing the doctor and getting a mammogram is the right thing to do at this point. Hopefully, your exam will be normal and the pain is related to other factors.

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Response by:

Syed A Ahmad, MD Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati