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What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

See your doctor: Hi. Have you had any skin breakdown or infection on that arm? Is there a family history of breast cancer? Any lumps/bumps in the breast on that side? Any night sweats, loss of appetite, and/or weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes anywhere else (neck, groin, etc? I think you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I am a 55 year old male . I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit . GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling . ?

I am a 55 year old male . I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit . GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling . ?

Confusing: If your GP was not able to palpate a lump, then is it gone?? Did you try and show him/her where it was located?? Anyway, chances are it is a reactive lymph node which should go away within a week. Suggest seeing your GP again if it is still there after 2 weeks ...Read more

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What might cause glands in my armpit to swell?

What might cause glands in my armpit to swell?

Inflammatory drain: The lymph system is a network of vessels and glands which act as drainage for infection or inflammation. In the case of the arm pit, one must look at the anatomical position of these pathways, and can give clues to where the problem lies. ...Read more

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Can sle cause multiple glands to painfully swell up? (neck, legs, armpit, private area) if so, is it causing perm damage? If not, what could it be?

Can sle cause multiple glands to painfully swell up? (neck, legs, armpit, private area) if so, is it causing perm damage? If not, what could it be?

Yes: Lupus is difficult to manage, and if several lymph node groups have become enlarged at one time, lupus lymphadenopathy is one of several entities that your physician willl consider. I wish you both luck as you cope with this challenging illness. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

See an Oral Surgeon: Such a swelling may be a result of a dental abcess, salivary gland disease, or a stone in the duct of the gland, or even in rare cases, a carcinoma. An Oral Surgeon would be able to make a proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to put swelling down in my glands after tonsillectomy?

How to put swelling down in my glands after tonsillectomy?

Time: Not much to do other follow the surgoens instructions: keep well hydrated, take your pain meds on time, report any bleeding to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling in right submandibular gland down?

Blockage: Usually due to blockage of the duct from the gland. Massage, heat. You may need to see your md if it persists. Could be a tumor. ...Read more

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Swollen gland (i think) in neck, i'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

Swollen gland (i think) in neck, i'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

See your physician: When glands are swollen that is a sign that your body is fight off infection. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck . Once you have seen the doctor and your health improves, the swelling will go away. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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