A few months ago I asked my OBGYN doctor about a pain I was having in my left groin area. After a pelvic exam, abdominal CT scan, and a vaginal ultrasound certain things were ruled out. The pain eventually went away. Now a few weeks ago I started having pain in my left arm pit area (radiating to my left nipple but not discharge) and under my left jaw. My family doctor said I had an ear infection and possible strep. After a round of antibiotics the pain is still there. The only other symptom I have noticed is waking up really hot in the middle of the night. I'm not even sure if that's a symptom or just getting too hot at night with the heater on. I haven't noticed my lymph nodes swollen, but I am overweight and it may be just hard for me to tell. They are very tender to the touch though. Can you please tell me what your thoughts are on this...how concerning does it sound and what my next step should be. Thank you!!
Given the data you provided (pain in the armpit and in the jaw, feeling hot in the night, no swollen lymph node might be found), you might have experienced inflammation of tissue close to the armpit and the jaw. Throat infection might cause inflammation of the neck lymph nodes causing pain that might spread to the jaw. The next location where the infection might spread and the lymph nodes try to fight it, is the armpit.
Feeling hot at night is not a symptom that is serious, but you might check whether there is night sweating, which may indicate a more serious condition.
You might want to have a simple nose and throat swab with an antibiogram to determine the exact bacteria and the most effective antibiotic. A complete blood count is recommended in order to check for changes in the blood that might indicate more serious conditions affecting the lymph nodes in the whole body.
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