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Pains under armpit up to breasts, belching when pressed, mild pains. What is it?

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get wind like pains under my Lt. armpit up to the the muscle part top of my Lt. breast when i rub the area i belch, these pains are not sharp, the pain as if it is just siting there it has been like this the past 6hrs Have been to A&E about 20 months ago and was told it was muscleskeltal pains.
Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 1 hour later
Hi and thanks for the query,
its important to ascertain whether this i a local pain, or a referred pain from a neighbouring structure. However, a few issues are important to be known for a better analysis. Is the pain constant or comes only at particular times of the day? what aggravates or relieves the pain? any notion of fever? any lymph node enlargement noticed?
A complete clinical examination by your chest X XXXXXXX and an X XXXXXXX with particular focus on the armpit region is advisable. Blood tests like the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein are important to know whether the pain is inflammatory or mechanical, to aid in further testing and treatment options. A complete neurologic evaluation is important to exclude any nerve involvement.
suggest you book an appointment with an internist for a complete clinical evaluation.
Thanks and best regards. Do not hesitate asking further questions if need be.
Luchuo, MD.
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