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Axilla (Overview)

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 fat, & sweat glands.


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Are reactive nodes common in axilla?

Are reactive nodes common in axilla?

Yes: 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

Axilla (Overview)

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 fat, & sweat glands.


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What is the definition or description of: axilla?

What is the definition or description of: axilla?

Axilla: 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 fat, & sweat glands. ...Read more

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What are the causes of painful ln enlargement on axilla?

What are the causes of painful ln enlargement on axilla?

Infection, but...: They are probably related to infections. You report having been tested for fanconi's anemia. Do you have it? Fanconi's anemia usually results in low blood counts that would increase risk of infection. These patients also are at increased risk for cancer at early age. I would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Why do I feel pain in my axilla on touching or on pressing that area sometimes?

Why do I feel pain in my axilla on touching or on pressing that area sometimes?

Pain in axilla.: You might have a swollen lymph node in your armpit. See your doctor for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Cause of left axilla pain without trauma?

Cause of left axilla pain without trauma?

Can be many things: Can be heart issues, infection, breast problems, lymph nodes, go to your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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My son is 7 year old and hi is having axilla pain?

AXILLA PAIN: Which side? Was there hx of trauma? Check if anything is growing under the axilla. See your md if sx persist. ...Read more

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During a transfer of a patient, should there be any pressing on the axilla area? Why not?

During a transfer of a patient, should there be any pressing on the axilla area? Why not?

Avoid if possible.: The axillary region is home to a dense array of blood vessels and nerves that supply the arms. Many other structures, such as lymph channels, muscles, tendons run through the axilla as well, with minimal protection from bones. Prolonged or extreme pressures on these structures could compromise blood flow to the arms and nerves can be stretched. Shoulder dislocations can also happen. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged soft, formed mass about the size of a grapefruit in both axilla areas. Should I have them looked at?

Definitely: It is important for any mass to be examined. Possible causes include enlarged lymph node, carbuncles, cyst, lipomas and cherry angiomas. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my right axilla?

I have a painful lump on my right axilla?

Swollen lymph node: The axillary region is a "collection station" for white blood cells and other abnormal cells pegged for destruction by the lymphatic system.It could be as simple as having cut yourself under the arm while shaving, an infection, or something more serious. See a md please. ...Read more

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I feel a discomfort with pain and soreness in the axilla?

I feel a discomfort with pain and soreness in the axilla?

Needs exam.: This could be as simple as irritation from friction (if you move your arms a lot) or something more complex, such as a skin infection, or swelling of the axillary lymph nodes, or even shingles. I would suggest that you have your doctor or a dermatologist examine you at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I was touching axilla area for a long time for nodes and it became really painful. Today a grape sized hard node higher up still painful. Did I cause?

Lymphadenopathy: It sounds like you may have swelling of your lymph nodes although the best way to determine this would be to have a doctor examine. Most cases are transient secondary to viral illness. Massaging or touching your nodes should not normally cause painful swelling. Persistent swelling requires an in person doctor visit. ...Read more

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If you have a lump from your axilla to your breast, what could it be and what are the cures?

If you have a lump from your axilla to your breast, what could it be and what are the cures?

Many Possibilities: A lump from the axilla to the breast could be something as benign as a non-cancerous breast mass or an enlarge lymph node. It could also be breast cancer or enlargement of lymph nodes due to something else going on in the body. It may be accessory breast tissue as well. It is best to seek medical care for this issue, as undiagnosed and untreated breast cancer is a serious problem. ...Read more

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"a solitary reactive lymph node was noted in each axilla" after routine 2 yearly mammogram. Do I need to do anything about this?

No: If the lymph nodes are normal sized and have been stable in size over a long period of time (>1year), then continue yearly mammograms.
It is important to perform your own breast self exam monthly. Be sure to check under the armpit, which is where the lymph nodes are, and squeeze the nipple to check for discharge. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo on my face but very small area. Bigger one are on my axillas. I have used protopic for these area. They were't cured.

I have vitiligo on my face but very small area. Bigger one are on my axillas. I have used protopic for these area. They were't cured.

You should have...: ...Some blood tests drawn to rule out any internal causes. Once that's done, look for a dermatologist with a uv light laser which is approved for vitiligo. Vitiligo is very difficult to treat in any case; there may not be an effective treatment for you. If not, special makeups such as covermark and dermablend are quite effective in concealing it. ...Read more

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I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?

I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?

Hard to answer: We need to know a lot more. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest. Without knowledge of the details it is not possible to answer your concern. You will need to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more

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In your experience, how common is hodgkins lymphoma isolated only to the axilla? Acc. To one old study (1993), Hdgkins rarely presents solely in axilla

Why do you ask?: A Hodgkin's node is obviously abnormal. It's common for a twenty year old guy to have a few palpable nodes, and your armpit is a common place. Something as simple as a cut on your hand can make it grow. If you feel well, the lymph node isn't humongous or stuck to other stuff, and you're not losing weight or having night sweats, leave it alone, it's your friend. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrocotisone to get rid of axilla dark brown rash?

Can I use hydrocotisone to get rid of axilla dark brown rash?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Where can I find a surgeon that will remove any apocrine glands in the axilla?

General or Plastic: General and plastic surgeons deal with disorders of the apocrine glands in the skin. This is most commonly known as hidradenitis. Dermatologists often manage hidradenitis in the early stages but surgeons need to remove the affected skin and glands at later stages. Seek a general or plastic surgeon and be patient as the process may involve several surgeries for complete healing. ...Read more

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My axilla hurts sometimes like there's a constriction also in side of my lumbar?

Don't know.: Not sure the connection between the armpit and the lumbar area where you are feeling the discomfort.
You should probably follow up with your physician for evaluation, testing, and treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy dark discoloration of axilla. Which medicine should I take. I have no option to meet a doctor?

I have itchy dark discoloration of axilla. Which medicine should I take. I have no option to meet a doctor?

Skin screening: Call the american cancer society in your area and ask them for the location of places that will do free skin screening...Useful for cancer and non-cancer problems alike. ...Read more

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I hav sweating under axilla. Pliz help. Is there any diet control. System?

I hav sweating under axilla. Pliz help. Is there any diet control. System?

Adrenalin: Is the messenger for the axillary sweat glands. This is an automatic mechanism that occurs normally under stress. When it happens all the time, it is an indication that you are stressed by either physical or mentall input. Diet can actually be causative if it has made the control mechanisms in the brain irritable. Common cause is sugar! ...Read more

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On ultrasound they found a subcentimeter non enlarged lymph node on my right axilla?

This is quite small: Lymph nodes are normally present in the axila. As long as they are under one Cm in size, they are considered benign and are not of much concern. Why did you have this test done in the first place??? ...Read more

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I have a isoechoic lesion measuring 5.5 CM on my right upper arm near my axilla. What is it?

I have a isoechoic lesion measuring 5.5 CM on my right upper arm near my axilla. What is it?

I do not know: The only way to know what the lesion is that would be definitive is a biopsy. ...Read more