Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
120 Doctors are Online

What causes dull pain under the left arm and in the armpit?

User rating for this question
Answered by

Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 2108 Questions
Hello! I am a 32-year-old woman, 5'6" tall, 210 pounds. I am experiencing a dull achy pain under my left arm and into my armpit. My resting heart rate is around 70 to 75, and my blood pressure is generally on the lower side. I occasionally have a resting heart rate in the 90s, generally right before bed. heart disease does not run in my family, but I've been a little concerned lately because I'm in my 30s now and I don't take very good care of myself. I haven't been eating too horribly and I'm trying to lose weight, but most of my exercise comes from keeping up with a tiddler and cleaning house. I have some pretty serious anxiety issues as well... Should be concerned?
Posted Wed, 12 Feb 2014 in Heart Attack
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 11 days later
Brief Answer: Further cardiac tests are needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, Your symptoms do not indicate any serious heart problem. However, you should run some cardiac tests to exclude heart issues including: - EKG - cardiac echo - Holter monitoring - abdominal ultrasound If everything is ok with your heart and GI tract, then, it might be related to anxiety or neuro-muscular pain. At the end, conducting a healthy lifestyle and diet regimen can also help reduce your symptoms. Hope it was of help! Dr.Benard
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Emergency Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor