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Can fat underarms(armpit) be related to pregnancy?

Can fat underarms(armpit) be related to pregnancy?

Yes: Breast tissue extends all the way into your armpits. Sometimes with the hormone increases of pregnancy, breast tissue swells. Even the breast tissue under the armpit swells. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How common is armpit pain in early pregnancy?

How common is armpit pain in early pregnancy?

Usually there is-: -breast enlargement, and there id what's called the axillary tail that can reach to just under the deltoid muscle, and this may be what is causing your pit pain, because in using your shoulder the deltoids come in to play & it could compress the axillary tail of your beasts.. no good image so Google the anatomy of the axillary tail of the breast or just breast anatomy. ...Read more

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Is swell in armpit early pregnancy symptom?

Is swell in armpit early pregnancy symptom?

Maybe: If it is swelling of brest tissue in that area, but it also could be a swollen lymph node or sweat gland.. See your doc. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can i fix this?

Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can i fix this?

Absolutely: Predicting how your breasts will recover after breast feeding is difficult. Asymmetries are not uncommon. A combination of breast lift or reduction as well as liposuction can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Pain under armpit near breast during pregnancy?

Pain under armpit near breast during pregnancy?

Exam : Breast and axillary pain in pregnancy will require a physical exam to determine the cause and treatment. At 23 it is unlikely to be cancer. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node in your armpit be an early sign of pregnancy?

Can a swollen lymph node in your armpit be an early sign of pregnancy?

No: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy i noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now i noticed swelling is decrease then before i feel?

Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy i noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now i noticed swelling is decrease then before i feel?

Unclear question...: However, if a woman has swelling in her armpit area each time she has a baby and breastfeeds, she might have some extra breast tissue (milk-producing glands) in the armpit area. Her primary care doctor or her Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate to see if that is the case. ...Read more

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16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?

16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?

No: No pregnancy will not cause soreness in your armpit.There is no lump or swelling. I will suggest since it is of concern to you,get it checked by your On Doctor ...Read more

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A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma?got it after giving birth on my eldest.now im in my 3rd pregnancy.any treatment?

Most likely not: mass in the armpit for a five years most likely is a benign lipoma. you can have a physician have it removed if it is bothering you so much. it could be extra mammary gland, if you noticed that it will get bigger and noticeable only while you are pregnant. your doctor can assure you or treat you. ...Read more

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Itchy armpits a common symptom of pregnancy?

Itchy armpits a common symptom of pregnancy?

Iv'e never heard of : That one. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Hard to know: If it is due to period - it will resolve ; period of course means that you aren't pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you miss your period. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing sharp shooting pains in my armpits now and then, could that be from smoking or a pregnancy symptom?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing sharp shooting pains in my armpits now and then, could that be from smoking or a pregnancy symptom?

Likely pregnancy: During pregnancy the breasts get larger including the part of the breasts that is in the armpits. It is possible the pain is from breast tissue. Speak about this to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

DDx: Swollen lymph nodes (ln) can come from a variety of causes. In medicine we call this a differential diagnosis (ddx). A large ddx is here: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext - there is a need to evaluate: patient age, ln location, duration of symptoms (sx), other local (eg sore throat) & systemic sx (eg enlarged spleen). ...Read more

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I don't usually sweat a lot, but i'm 23 weeks pregnant, & i've been sweating profusely from my armpits. Is pregnancy a cause of this?

I don't usually sweat a lot, but i'm 23 weeks pregnant, & i've been sweating profusely from my armpits. Is pregnancy a cause of this?

Yes: Hormonal changes can cause increased sweating and during pregnancy there are major hormonal changes. Most likely this will improve after the pregnancy and go back to normal. Hang in there for now but be in touch with your doctor about it because some treatments are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. Have your arm checked if not improving. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a weak right arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have a weak right arm during pregnancy?

No: I would not associate this symptom with pregnancy. I would look for other causes ...Read more

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