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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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Under armpit feels swollen for over 4 years. No noticeable swelling but i feel it. Mamogram last year clear. Clear chest x-ray. What do I have?

Under armpit feels swollen for over 4 years. No noticeable swelling but i feel it. Mamogram last year clear. Clear chest x-ray. What do I have?

Get a medical exam: A carefully done physical exam from your doctor can tell if there is anything palpable in the armpit(?Lymph nodes). If there is no lymph node palpable, i doubt that you have anything to worry about. Further we can check your armpit with either ultrasound or mammograms or even a ct scan although anyone of these tests alone can show the armpit area very well and exclude anything serious. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in nov all clear. Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons. Their purpose is to help fight infection and other inflammatory conditions and these may cause enlargement of the nodes. They can also suggest primary tumors of the lymphatic system. The only way to clearly differentiate is to biopsy, but most clinicians will not do this without a high degree of suspicion as to a malignant condition. ...Read more

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Shoulder with armpit feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. Per my physician it's NOT swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Shoulder with armpit feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. Per my physician it's NOT swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Examination: If your doctor who examined you did not find a cause for your feeling of a "swelling" it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to consult a different physician. ...Read more

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All of a sudden my left armpit hurts and feels kinda swollen, and im on my period. Is that normal?

All of a sudden my left armpit hurts and feels kinda swollen, and im on my period. Is that normal?

Fibrocystic breasts: You may have fibrocysts in your breasts. These increase prior to your period and shrink when your period starts. However, please see your gyn to make sure that that is all there is to it. ...Read more

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What can be done for painful swollen armpit?

More info. required: It depends on the cause: if the armpit is swollen because of inflamed lymph nodes, check to make sure there is not an infection or cut on your hand or fingers. If there is an infection an antibiotic may help. It will take several days for the swelling to go down. ...Read more

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I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep! any advice?

I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep!  any advice?

Hidradenitis suppur: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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