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Doctor insights on: Abscess Under Arm

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Swelling under my right arm pit?

Swelling under my right arm pit?

Possible lymphnode: We need details like how long it is there, painful or not, skincovering is free or attached to the underlying lump, any blackhead like area -likely a skin cyst - sebacious cyst, to r/o cancer sitting in lymphnodes- irrespective female/male breast cancers(commonest) and distant cancers like lung, thyroid, blood related cancers like lymphoma, leukemia, acute infections like breast abscess, chronic inf. ...Read more

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Left shpulder blade pain going into neck. Swollen lymph nodes under arm. Pinched nerve?

Pinched Nerves: Swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit is a concern for a physician. It is possible there are two different pathologies or conditions going on here. From the picture, it looks like there is climbing which could explain shoulder blade pain radiating to the neck and might be a pinched nerve. It would be a stretch to equate a pinched nerve to swollen glands like this. I would see a doctor and soon. ...Read more

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I'm swollen under my arm pit?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: Hi this common experience is when the lymph nodes are reacting to an injury or infection. They usually also become tender and may itch. A rash may develop. If this persists you may need to be seen. ...Read more

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Could shingle be under my arm pit?

Yes Possible: Shingles can affect you anywhere, however typical follows dermatomal patterns of nerves in your body. Other possibilities in the armpit are follicultis or boils as sources on pain. ...Read more

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Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Cannot say: without an exam AND Hidrantiva is quite common. so are lymph nodes Hidrantiva will certainly need antibiotics if not mild outpatient surgical drainage. It's going to have to be looked at. ...Read more

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Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started down inner arm turned to bruising now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

 Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started  down inner arm turned to bruising  now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

See your doctor: or go to Urgent Care, this warrants examination as you may need Rx medications too. You can try HealthTap prime virtual consult, if you can't reach a doctor right now, best wishes ...Read more

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Pain under armpit?

Pain under armpit?

Axillary Pain: There is little information here. Potential causes for armpit pain include inflamed lymph nodes, cysts, musculoskeletal injury, infection & nerve injury. However in some cases a cardiac event can have pain radiating to the axilla as one of the symptoms (which would require immediate intervention). ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Lump: A hard lump felt under the skin may be caused by a number of conditions including but not limited to epidermal inclusion cyst , lipoma , dermatofibroma, or cancerous growth. See a dermatologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Painless swelling under breast on rib cage?

Painless swelling under breast on rib cage?

Costrochondritis?: If there is a point specific area located over the rib or ribs this is a good bet. If so ice nsaids & 4 peace of mind, c ur pcp. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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Soft tissue under arm hurts lymph nodes not swollen?

Soft tissue under arm hurts lymph nodes not swollen?

Inflammation: It's probably inflammation of the skin or soft tissues it will probably go in on with you but you could try and anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or ibuprofen ...Read more

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Can a boil under the left arm cause cancer?

Boils and: Cancers are abnormal emlargments...They can be confused, one with the other, but one does not lead to the other, . ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes to the right of right breast, down under arm pit, ?

Tender lymph nodes to the right of right breast, down under arm pit, ?

Well...: If they are tender and have not been there for long AND there is nothing going on in the breast, I would venture to say they are inflammatory rather than cancer. That said, I'm a breast oncologist and have seen all sort of things so I would urge you to visit your doc as soon as you can for a good evaluation. If it gets worse or if the breast gets red and inflamed, your MD visit should be urgent. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible  to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck nodes (glands): Enlarged can be viral throat infections, dental problems, and indeed cancer of the oro/oro-pharynx or lymphoma. Many go to the clnic, get anti-biotics and when the nodes remain see an ent/dentist for help. ...Read more

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Swollen bump under chin to left,tender left breast,sore left nipple with cracks, tingling under left collarbone to nipple cause itch.is it all related?

Swollen bump under chin to left,tender left breast,sore left nipple with cracks, tingling under left collarbone to nipple cause itch.is it all related?

Probably unrelated: The lump under the chin could be an enlarged lymph node or swollen salivary gland and if it doesn't recede within a week or if it increases in size or new lumps appear, get examined by an ENT specialist. Dryness and cracks in a nipple aren't unusual but that and the tingling in the chest appears to be separate issues. Left breast tissue may be congested and hormone related but get checked for it. ...Read more

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Pain under armpits?

Pain under armpits?

Not sure: The following are possible causes of armpit (axillary) pain: swollen lymph nodes, cysts, shingles, muscular pain (pectorallis) & allergic reactions. ...Read more