Pain under arm

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Pain under arm
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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 7:19pm
Hi ladies, Since yesterday I have been feeling tender under my right armpit. It hurts a lot and I feel a lump there it hurts even if I'm not touching it. I don't think it could be from shaving. I always use shaving cream and new (good ) blades when I shave. I also sometimes get sharp stabbing pain in my breast too. I don't feel like im coming down with a cold or anything which is usually when I feel tender but NEVER pain under my arm. Advice? Thank you!
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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 10:15pm

Sounds like it might be a clogged milk duct.  That's my guess anyway, since it's breast and underarm pain.  I've never nursed, but I've been reading a lot about nursing to get ready, and I've read several reports of it.  (That's why underwire bras are not recommended for nursing - they can cause blockages under arms.) 

Have you tried a hot or cold compresses to relieve it?  If it doesn't clear up fast, I'd call your doc, maybe there is an antibiotic or anti-inflamatory drug that can help.

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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 8:33am
Thank you. :smileyhappy: I'm not sure what it is but this morning I woke up with a sore throat so I might be coming down withnsomething, going to see my dr tomorrow morning.
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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 2:02pm
Also sounds like a possible ingrown hair - my college roomie once had one so bad that the pain spread to other areas. For some reason, I'm getting some sort of stretch marks under my arms now - I wonder if that's related to the PG/stretch marks on my breasts..?

- JM

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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:11am
Thanks ladies! It feels a little better I have been taking Tylenol. I am still going to make an appt with my doctor this week to see if I need antibiotics. I am not making colostrum yet.
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 9:08am
The fact that you now have a sore throat makes me think it's a swollen lymph node, not a clogged duct. It's definitely worth calling and asking about, though! Feel better soon! :smileyhappy:
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 10:49am
Hi Liz, Yeah I think you are right. I have a Dr appt this afternoon. I hope its nothing more than allergies. Thank you. :smileyhappy:
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:31pm
I was reading online that one of the reactions to the Tdap shot is swollen glands. I missed my dr appt today and rescheduled for tomorrow.
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