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Moijan
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Re: twinges in armpit

Thank you for asking Sonia...

yes im fine....,.hope all is going well for you.

 

Moijanx

Sonia C
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Thank you Moijan. I am beginning to think maybe I slept awkwardly & the more I reason with myself the more likely it seems like a nervy type pain. Thanks for the exercise tip, I will start to do those again.
Hope all is well with you?
S xx
Sonia C
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Thank you Nikki, whilst i only had 3 sentinel nodes removed it does make perfect sense. It is such a weird feeling isn't it?
Today (so far) it doesn't seem to be happening.
S xx
Nikki49
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Hi Sonia,

 

Funnily enough I brought this specific subject up at my recent checkup with my oncologist.  I had a mastectomy and axillary clearance August 2013 and still get spasms/shooting pain in my armpit from time to time.  My oncologist said it can happen many years after surgery, as someone else said here it's the damaged nerve ends firing trying to find a connection.  His words were 'sharp shooting pains are nothing to worry about' x

Sue C
Community Champion

Re: twinges in armpit

Hi Sonia

Yes it can. I had surgery over a year ago now and its all still quite tender. Like M said, it can flair up quite easily if you're doing some sort of exercise that you're not used to. Mine was sore after painting a door!!

I'm sure it will be fine xx

Moijan
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Yes Flump,

 

istill get odd sensations and mine were 2001. I still feel ive got a breast! Its the missing leg syndrome...I think xx

Flump1971
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

I had lumpectomy and lymph node biopsy in december 2015 and I still get the odd twinge feeling in my breast and armpit. Have been told that it's the nerves trying to repair themselves.

Moijan
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Hi Sonia,

 

am sure it could happen some months afterwards. Also can you recall some new activity you might have

undergone, maybe 48 hours ago? We tend to do things, like maybe sit with bags on our shoulder n a crowded train or heavy shopping bag to the car and forget....im sure you were told to do stretchng excercises for the arms to prevent cording and retraction, do you still do these? Godd to do them if you can as tissue can restract over time, especialky in an area of previous rads.

 

nerves are very odd Sonia..I have to inject myself with blood thinnners...in my tummy and I often get a pain much further up my torso as the fluid goes in...this s prob a nerve response.

 

however, you can always get your gp to reassure you...next time yo see him/her. Or even occ health nurse, if you have one.

 

Best wishes, Mx 

Sonia C
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Thank you Sue & Mini mad for your response. Do you think this could happen even 6 months after surgery? So glad this forum exists & really appreciate your responses. S xx
mini mad
Member

Re: twinges in armpit

Sounds to me like nerve pains. I also had this after my lumpectomy/3 lymph node removal.

i understand its where the nerves had to be cut/disturbed during surgery n they are trying to re-connect with each other.  Just a simple explanation 😳 ☺️ As rxplained to me !!  

Sue C
Community Champion

Re: twinges in armpit

Hi

I had lumpectomy followed by chemo and rads. I experienced similar pains after rads, so assumed it was just things settling after all the treatment. It was only for about a week and then it was OK. Hopefully it will settle for you x

Sonia C
Member

twinges in armpit

I had a mastectomy (immediate reconstruction with implant) with 3 sentinel nodes removed 6 months ago. Weirdly I woke up this morning with these weird spasms of pain in my armpit almost like little electric shocks. Certain movements seem to make it worse. Has anyone experienced anything similar? S x