I have an appointment with an oncologist December 6. My doctor finally decided to refer me. My pain on a scale of 1-10 is 20. Mainly my armpit and above my breasts. I am taking all sorts of medications for it and nothing is touching the pain. I’m not sure I can last another week but I have no choice.
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I have not been diagnosed. I can’t get anyone to listen to me. I have had pain under my armpit and in my left breast with swelling. I first noticed the pain Aug 18. It was a sharp shooting pain from my armpit into my breast. I would grasp it until it stopped as it would come and go. I had a mammogram Oct 30, but did not tell them about the pain. The mammogram was normal. I have now had a persistent pain under my arm with swelling for at least 6 weeks if not longer. The pain spread across my chest a couple of weeks ago. I thought I was having a heart attack. I went to urgent care and was admitted for heart tests which all came back normal. I have been back to the ER 3 times in a week and a half with severe chest pain. They prescribed antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication which has not helped. My family doctor prescribed pain pills. A doctor at the ER told me to tell my doctor I needed to have a biopsy of the swollen tissue under my arm. I told him and he shrugged it off and gave me pain pills. That was 4 days ago. I am in so much pain even with all the medication. Please someone give me some advice. My mom had breast cancer. She passed away. She had a painless lump. Has anyone had pain in chest and especially underarm pain?
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