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I have general swelling in my left armpit..There is no lump and It feels like the armpit is puffy.I have no other symptoms except slight discomfort.

I have general swelling in my left armpit..There is no lump and It feels like the armpit is puffy.I have no other symptoms except slight discomfort.

Axilla: Sometimes an axilla(armpit) feels puffy to the patient despite no evident pathology on examination. In these circumstances an irritability and/or some tension of muscular components or, low grade skin irritation or even a slight strain are possible causes of this discomfort. To be sure there is no pathology like enlarged deep lymph glands, have your physician examine you. ...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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What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

Many possibilities: You need to get this problem evaluated by your physician. There are too many possibilities, some are serious, some not so serious. An examining physician would be able to evaluate this better. ...Read more

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Hi i saw swelling under my left armpit , it is painful if i touch that part?

See a doctor: This could be a wide variety of things, from a local boil or abscess to a tumor. Go see a professional and be evaluated. ...Read more

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So i got some swelling right under my armpits and it hurts?

So i got some swelling right under my armpits and it hurts?

See your PCP: A swollen armpit can be caused by a variety of conditions from mild to serious. The most common causes are allergies to the deodorant or an infection. Another cause is swollen lymph nodes- a sign that it is trying to fight off an infection. Rec.: see your pcp to determine the underlying cause and get an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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

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For months now I have this hard swelling under my right armpit about size of an orange or something like. Should ibe worried?

See a physician: This kind of finding should be evaluated as soon as possible. Malignancy (cancer) is a possibility as are numerous other possibilities that are not cancer. Please don't delay. ...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