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Armpit pain - breast cancer fears

Juju17

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Hi everyone !
I'm 29 and I have been suffering from HA for more than 5 years.
I've been through all the typical scares but each time it is just as difficult to manage.
Lately I've been focused on breast cancer.

A month ago, I felt pain just besides my left breast. 48h before, I had a fitness workout on a trampoline which might have caused it. It felt like a bruise in between my ribs. But at the time, I panicked and looked for a lump in my breast. I was sure something was wrong. The pain faded away in a week but then I started having pain in the armpit. A few times everyday, for a few seconds. And it is still there now.
This armpit looks different than the other one, like there is more (soft) fatty tissue. I think I remember noticing that a few years back but I don't know, sometimes I think it is just swollen and that something really is wrong...

And I also think I found a lymphnode near the area where I had the breast pain, but my partner says he can't feel anything...

Has this ever happened to anyone ? I feel so alone, depressed and I keep thinking about me dying...

Thank you
 

bigjetplane6

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I think you’re so focused on the pain, that it triggers the pain. Does that make sense?
I have breast pain as well. And arm pit pain most of the time.
 

Juju17

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Yes it makes total sense ! I feel like I have a part of my brain that solely focuses on how this area feels. Like I'm not 100% in the present, I'm always thinking about it 24/7. I can't stop it. I try but since a part of me thinks there is something very wrong, I can't let it go.
 

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Hi everyone !
I'm 29 and I have been suffering from HA for more than 5 years.
I've been through all the typical scares but each time it is just as difficult to manage.
Lately I've been focused on breast cancer.

A month ago, I felt pain just besides my left breast. 48h before, I had a fitness workout on a trampoline which might have caused it. It felt like a bruise in between my ribs. But at the time, I panicked and looked for a lump in my breast. I was sure something was wrong. The pain faded away in a week but then I started having pain in the armpit. A few times everyday, for a few seconds. And it is still there now.
I do not think you have cancer. The breasts are incredibly delicate. It could be torn skin, which happened on the trampoline as you were jumping. Always wear sports bra when doing something like trampolining.
 

Laumau

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Yes I’ve had armpit pain. I’ve had many mammograms (I’m 54) and it’s nothing.
 

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Hi everyone !
I'm 29 and I have been suffering from HA for more than 5 years.
I've been through all the typical scares but each time it is just as difficult to manage.
Lately I've been focused on breast cancer.

A month ago, I felt pain just besides my left breast. 48h before, I had a fitness workout on a trampoline which might have caused it. It felt like a bruise in between my ribs. But at the time, I panicked and looked for a lump in my breast. I was sure something was wrong. The pain faded away in a week but then I started having pain in the armpit. A few times everyday, for a few seconds. And it is still there now.
This armpit looks different than the other one, like there is more (soft) fatty tissue. I think I remember noticing that a few years back but I don't know, sometimes I think it is just swollen and that something really is wrong...

And I also think I found a lymphnode near the area where I had the breast pain, but my partner says he can't feel anything...

Has this ever happened to anyone ? I feel so alone, depressed and I keep thinking about me dying...

Thank you
My armpit hurts as I type this. My one armpit always hurts right before my period and I've been doing alot of arm exercises. Any chance a period is on the horizon for you or if you just stressed a muscle in that area.
 

Juju17

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Thank you guys for your replies.
I'm still struggling with the discomfort/pain. It's on and off, some days are worse than other.
Sometimes I think my armpit is definitely swollen and other times I'm thinking "girl it's always been this way".
It's a struggle and I have a hard time convincing myself it's nothing to be worried about.
The discomfort is so real... I want to think that Mr Anxiety is just making me feel a normal sensation ×1000 but I just can't.
 

Brown Eyed Girl

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Hi everyone, new to the forum but have been following for quite some time and feel confident enough now to (hopefully) make a helpful contribution :)
I have suffered from breast pain for quite a while (late 50s) and also take hrt. I have been examined twice by my GP who then referred me to the breast clinic (although she thought the problem was muscular). I also have extra soft tissue under my left arm and get pain in the armpit and on the left breast most days, especially when I wake up! The clinic carried out an examination and a mammogram and all was fine (two weeks ago). They also said it was more of a muscular problem.
That said, having suffered from HA for over 40 years, I still keep thinking that there shouldn't be pain from nothing and worry that it may still turn into something. I even "imagine" when my arms brushes against my breast that I can feel lumps - but I am almost certain that this is my mind and HA playing its usual tricks. I have recently finished a course of therapy and one of the things they teach is to learn to "sit with uncertainty" - extremely hard to do. I wasted half an hour this morning convinced I had a lump but not allowing myself to poke and prod because I know where that leads to.
Oh, nearly forgot to say that a couple of years ago I used to get an intense pain through my left breast and was told by the breast clinic that it was nerve damage caused by gym classes and life in general.
Thanks for listening and I hope that it makes the OP feel that you are not alone.
 

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Even as a male I suffer from such pains a lot. That sort of region of the body. I always put it down to the heavy lifting I do be doing. Or heavy pushing. As I do all the shopping at the moment. More muscular than anything else. Always clears up in a day or two. plus if you ever sit in a draft, that is the main area that you will begin to feel some form of pain in. Another one I am well used to.
 
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