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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

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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I have been experiencing pain and soreness in my right armpit for 3 days now. What could be causing this?

I have been experiencing pain and soreness in my right armpit for 3 days now. What could be causing this?

Depends: If you had a strenous activity or weigh lifting could be a sprain or muscle tear or begining infection ...Read more

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I have a soreness about armpit in back area on both sides. Left side extremely painful. Been there for a couple of weeks now. Left side getting worse?

Musculoskeletal: This is some type of muscle problem, but could have some type of cause from your back. Thoracic problem disc, vertebral compression. With this lasting and getting worse you need to get seen. ...Read more

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What is the sore lump in my armpit?

What is the sore lump in my armpit?

Infected.: Possible sweat gland infection. Use alcohol to clean, if not better or growing, needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having a sore lump in my armpit. Should I be concerned?

I'm having a sore lump in my armpit. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Sore lump in armpit could be a gland, abscess. These would indicate infection or inflammation somewhere in arm or breast or chest. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain about 3finger lenghs from my right armpit it is very sore what could this be?

I have a pain about 3finger lenghs from my right armpit it is very sore what could this be?

Any swelling: If there's swelling, it could be a lymph node, a sign that the body is fighting an infection, or more rarely cancer. If the node is warm/hot, tender and red, it is more likely to be infection; if very hard, non-mobile, more likely cancer. See your primary care provider to have it checked. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my armpit?

Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters the bacteria, virus or fungus and then reacts as "killer cells" come to attack the agent. The lymph node responds by growing, producing more cells, and can get tender due to the agents and chemicals released. You may need antibiotics or see pcp. ...Read more

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My armpit is sore but there are no bumps or lumps, what could it be?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Any reason why I might have a sore lump in my armpit?

Any reason why I might have a sore lump in my armpit?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have sore pain in right armpit. There is no rash. What could it be?

I have sore pain in right armpit. There is no rash. What could it be?

Sore: A dermatologist can determine if the area represents a swollen lymph node, cyst or other condition. It should be examined and diagnosed by your physician. ...Read more

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My partner has sore gland under armpit no swellng and hsnt changed only got it when he started boxing?

My partner has sore gland under armpit no swellng and hsnt changed only got it when he started boxing?

Ok: This occurs due to a blocked oil or sweat gland, or possibly a lymph node. Try applying hot compress twice a day. If it gets large, painful or inflamed - may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

? yeast: If there is redness and itching, a yeast infection of the armpits is possible. Allergy to deodorants used is another possibility. The lumps may be swollen lymph glands reacting to the inflammation or infection. You may need to have your physician evaluate you. In the meantime discontinue any deodorant use, apply antiyeast, antibiotic ointment after applying warm moist applications and patting dry. ...Read more

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Armpit are super sore from deodorants. Am I allergic? I can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if I don't.

Armpit are super sore from deodorants. Am I allergic? I can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if I don't.

Zinc: Many deodorants contain zinc or aluminum, and these can cause allergic reactions in some people. To be sure, you'll need patch testing by a dermatologist or allergist. Try finding deodorants with zinc or aluminum. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have developed a painful sore in my armpit yet I have not changed my roll on deodrant what has caused this n what should I do to stop it.?

Early abscess?: It sounds like an early abscess or collection of bacteria. Could be caused by razor if you shave and then trapped bacteria. Try warm wash cloth to arm pit but get it seen if worsens. They sometimes need drainage. ...Read more

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Sir, I have developed a sore on slightly below armpit. Sore is thick, ring shaped, reddish in colour & paining & not healing from 1 week. Pls help..

Sir, I have developed a sore on slightly below armpit. Sore is thick, ring shaped, reddish in colour & paining & not healing from 1 week. Pls help..

Could be a fungus: I think you should see a doctor to evaluate the sore. This is not something we can do without seeing it. Best of luck ...Read more

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I have pain medium knot under my armpit n its really sore can barely put my arm down I get them all the time but will not leave for good what are they?

I have pain medium knot under my armpit n its really sore can barely put my arm down I get them all the time but will not leave for good what are they?

Likely hydradenitis,: An inflammation of the glands in your armpit. Some people are just prone to this (like some people are prone to acne or migraines). They hurt more if they become infected and may require drainage and/or antibiotics. They only way to get rid of them for good is to have them surgically removed. ...Read more

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Little sore lump under armpit?

Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...Read more

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I have a sore itchy nodule under my armpit what could it be?

I have a sore itchy nodule under my armpit what could it be?

Armpit nodule: Sore itchy nodule can be infection like hiradenitis, folliculitis or carbuncle. The other thing can be lymphoma. Please see your doctor for examination and treatment. Thanks. ...Read more

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Are fibrous lumps under the armpit supposed to be sore?

Have it checked out: They should not be sore. You should have these lumps which are likely lymph nodes evaluated. This could be a reflection of an infection. Another cause of lymph node swelling and soreness is lymphoma-a type of cancer of the white blood cells that is localized in the lymph nodes. You should have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Hard sore lump under armpit, when I touch it it hurts and my armpit is usually sore, noticed it yesterday?

Hard sore lump under armpit, when I touch it it hurts and my armpit is usually sore, noticed it yesterday?

Some possibilities: Pain in the armpit can be from the skin, the muscles, the lymph nodes, the ribs, etc... The best person to see first is the primary care doctor, who can then refer to a specialist if he is not able to diagnose and solve the problem. A lump can be a cyst, a lymph node, an infected oil gland in the skin, a skin abscess, etc... (so a doctor should take a look). ...Read more

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Age 19 why are my breasts sore? Mostly on the outer side near armpit. I've been working out a lot lately. They are tender when I touch or lay on them.

Age 19 why are my breasts sore? Mostly on the outer side near armpit. I've been working out a lot lately. They are tender when I touch or lay on them.

Sore muscles: Breast pain can come from multiple sources. Sometimes this pain may be related to the end of menstrual cycles. If you are doing exercises that stress the muscles of the chest, namely the pectoralis muscles, you may feel pain across the chest that extends into the armpits. With fluid hydration, rest and anti-inflammatory medications, you may be able to find relief from your aches. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this sore bump on my armpit?

Would encourage: Dermatologic evaluation to determine what the lump is. Treatment would be based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Very sore painful bruised like lumps under my armpit. How do I treat this?

Could: Be from reaction to your deodorant, to infected glands (h. Suppurativa). To lymphoma, to sarcoidosis. You should have these checked by doctor. Good luck! ...Read more