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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Breast: Accessory breast tissue in arm pit.

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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
I do not know: The only way to know what the lesion is that would be definitive is a biopsy.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Yes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Armpit: Armpit.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Excessive sweating: The axilla is the arm pit, so excessive sweating of the arm pit.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Clear fluid: It is a fluid (usually clear) that circulates between the tissues of your body. It is fluid not in the arteries and veins. It contains some proteins a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trent Proffitt
23 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Vague term: A vague term indicating infection in the lymphatic system that is draining a certain area. For example, red streaks going up leg if has an infection ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Excess fluid: There are 2 circulation systems in the body, the vascular, arteries and veins, and the lymphatic. Fluid leaks out of the veins slowly all day long, a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Presant
40 years experience in Phlebology
Lymphedema explained: Lymphedema is extremity swelling due to obstruction of channels which drain lymph fluid from the intercellular spaces back to the heart. Causes are me ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Complicated.: A tumor is a collection of cells which may be either benign or malignant. The second portion of your question is a little unclear: do you mean ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoa ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benign tumor: Lymphangioma is a collection of lymph vessels that carry blister fluid. No one knows why they form, or suddenly grow.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Lymph nodes are part of the immune system, present in the neck, armpits, groin, abdomen etc. Lymph nodes become enlarged due to infections and tumors. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Since funiculitis merely denotes the inflammation of a cordlike structure, which can be spermatic cord, umbilical cord, or nerve roots, would you plea ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Hidridinitis: Hidradinitis is very serious skin hair follicle infection often staph with draining sinuses in armpits and inguinal areas requiring drainage surgery ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Right Armpit site.: We have lymph nodes all over the body. An axillary lymph node is in the armpit. There is often more than one.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Substernal node diss: In previous years when large malighancies 5 cm or greater were common in medial breast , internal mammary node dissection employed by Urban. Here cost ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Better question?: The question does not really make sense and is too non-specific! if you want to know what causes the rash under the arm, it could come from deodorants ... Read More
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: Hi. "Goiter" simply refers to abnormal thyroid size and/or shape. Goiter can be diffuse, lumpy, multinodular, or solitary nodular. Thyroid shape/size ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No difference: Both of these terms are used interchangeably. They mean that the lymph nodes are enlarged due to some pathology.You need to have a doctor to explain t ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lymph nodes: It is normal to have swollen glands , the or lymph nodes in the groin area they feel and look like lumps. They are extremely common and the cause is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leon Egozi
33 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Is it only in the thighs ? When does it occur - when its hot, during strenuous activity? There are topical treatments like certain dri, drysol. ... Read More

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