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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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When is a dull ache inside left arm from armpit to elbow likely to be cardiac in nature? Will there typically be associated symptoms?

Arm pain: It's not a typical presentation for a heart related issue. Normally, one would be complaining of a chest pain radiating to the left arm. Of course, as an exception, heart issues can present in an atypical mode such as arm pain without chest pain or back pain without chest pain, but again, that's more of an exception than norm. ...Read more

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My armpit is sore each morning when i get out of bed. Had swollen sweat gland in the past but never any burning... Which is a new symptom. Help!

My armpit is sore each morning when i get out of bed. Had swollen sweat gland in the past but never any burning... Which is a new symptom.  Help!

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment and your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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Contracted flu like virus in Dec, all symptoms gone except armpit pain both sides. Doc checked - no lumps after exam but still sore esp morn/evening ?

Contracted flu like virus in Dec, all symptoms gone except armpit pain both sides. Doc checked - no lumps after exam but still sore esp morn/evening ?

BP management: If you are having pain during the daytime, perhaps it is related to muscular strain. If there are any masses, lymph nodes which can be felt, I would suggest a follow up visit with your PCP. This problem is unlikely to be related to the flu illness which you had in December. Since you have high BP, then regular check ups are indicated. ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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Red rash under armpits, diarreah for 2 days, cold symptoms...Runny nose and sore throat. No fever under 99.0

Red rash under armpits, diarreah for 2 days, cold symptoms...Runny nose and sore throat. No fever under 99.0

Viral Gastroenteriti: Sounds like a viral gastroenteritis. It will likely pass but you have to keep close tabs on dehydration. Might be a good idea to see your primary doctor to simply ensure it is nothing more significant. ...Read more

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Persistent red throat, body aches, swollen and sometimes painful lymph nodes under and behind the jaw and armpits .No cough, no fever. 1year symptoms?

Persistent red throat, body aches, swollen and sometimes painful lymph nodes under and behind the jaw and armpits .No cough, no fever. 1year  symptoms?

Lymphoproliferative: Lympho proliferative disorder to be considered.. Not knowing your age, HIV status.........Tuberculosis/Sarcoidosis/Infectious mononucleosis can be considered. A lymph node Bx,and basic blood work will help. Your travel Hx will help. ...Read more

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I have aches in my armpit and groin area?

I have aches in my armpit and groin area?

Get examined NOW: Call for an immediate examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS-CALL TODAY OR GO TO A UC CLINIC. ...Read more

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Aches (Definition)

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