What Causes Pain in Your Armpit?
Of all the places on your body, you would not expect your armpit to cause you so much pain. In fact, it is a sensitive place in the body. A great deal of nerves and blood vessels run through this area, and of course, it is close to the breast which can lead you to think of breast cancer. Fortunately, most pain in the armpit is harmless and doesn't need attention from a doctor. In certain circumstances, though, pain in the armpit may mean something significant.
You can have pain in your armpit in a number of ways. First, you could develop a lump under your arm, and it is the primary source of the pain. Sometimes the skin of the armpit can become irritated, and this can lead to a feeling of pain under your arm. Finally, the structures within your armpit can cause you pain - or the pain can radiate to that point from another place - and this can mean a totally different causative factor is at work. If you want to figure out what is causing your armpit pain, you have to consider a few different conditions.
- Kayla Black
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