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A 46-year-old female asked:

What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Armpit symptoms: Enlarged lymph nodes can cause discomfort in the axilla. We also think of abscess formation, and infected cysts. Muscle strains can also give you armpit pain, but swelling in this area is less likely.
Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
Many possibilities: You need to get this problem evaluated by your physician. There are too many possibilities, some are serious, some not so serious. An examining physician would be able to evaluate this better.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck.

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