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What does pain under the left armpit indicate?

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Dr. Jnikolla

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Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Hi! Beginning on XXXXXXX 14th I have had a pain on my left side that just won’t go away. It’s under my left arm pit about 6 inches. It doesn’t hurt to touch, but it does hurt to take a deep breath and when I move certain ways. At first I thought that I’d slept wrong, but, it’s been too long for that! Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please get a chest X-Ray done

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic,

I can understand your concern,

As per your history, there are two organs that might be the cause of this pain: the lungs or the ribs.

For both, a chest X-Ray may give information about what's going on. If it is positive than your doctor will advice you further .

It may be that a muscle contraction is the cause too and for this nothing but painkillers should be used.

I hope to have helped you,

Regards and feel free to ask me again

Regards

Dr.Jolanda
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