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I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

Bruise ? trauma: Have you had any trauma? do you paly with your boyfriend? Have you fallen. I am not sure this is important but would be good to know the cause. sometimes a vein will rupture spontaneously. Time should resolve this problem. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a cast on my foot and its causing severe pain and moving back and forth. also the crutches are causing bruises on my armpits. tips?

I have a cast on my foot and its causing severe pain and moving back and forth. also the crutches are causing bruises on my armpits. tips?

Recast..: Call the surgeon and explain the problem. It sounds like the cast is loose because the foot has shrunk. You also need to have the crutches sized to you and given some crutch training. The training is usually provided by the office staff or hard ware distributor. ...Read more

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Two nose bleeds Fri. (nvr before), legs swollen enough to bruise, armpits feel tingling and left hand, which type of dr other than pcp?

Two nose bleeds Fri. (nvr before), legs swollen enough to bruise, armpits feel tingling and left hand, which type of dr other than pcp?

Better with PCP: The PCP will be able to evaluate the situation by additional history, physical findings and may be test results and you may not need a specialist, if you do need one, PCP will be able to make a more informed decision. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have woken multiple xs with bruises only on my armpits and feeling very dizzy throughout the day. What's wrong with me?

I have woken multiple xs with bruises only on my armpits and feeling very dizzy throughout the day. What's wrong with me?

See your doc asap!: You don't say how long you have had this, but either way, if you have taken any new medicines or supplements stop them now. See your doc to get checked as soon as possible, today would be great! Or call the office and ask to talk to your doc to see if tests can be ordered before you see him If your dizziness lasts more than a few seconds, time to go to the ER if can't get an appointment. ...Read more

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Lump in my armpit was soft but it now turned hard its red/bruised in my left armpit. I'm 16 and have an appt with a dermatologist, but need an idea?

Lump in my armpit was soft but it now turned hard its red/bruised in my left armpit. I'm 16 and have an appt with a dermatologist, but need an idea?

It may be infected: A painful, swollen, tender, red lump in your armpit is probably a small infection. Your dermatologist should be able to treat this easily. I doubt you can manage it on your own. ...Read more

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Im really worried about the bruise i got on my armpit it looks like a centipede does it mean im being sucked by centipede? pls help,

Im really worried about the bruise i got on my armpit it looks like a centipede does it mean im being sucked by centipede? pls help,

Doubt it is : The bleeding in the axils can take many forms. I don't think there is a centipede there at all. You could have your physician clarify ...Read more

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

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

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I am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be. ?

Lump : After seeing three doctors has anyone suggested doing a biopsy. The lesion is hopefully benign but after5 months and thee doctors someone, the patient, meaning you, might want an answer. ...Read more

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I have bruise lines on my inner thighs and also on my armpits. These lines are around 1/4 inch wide and 1.5 inches long. No Pain or Itch. Any Advice?

I have bruise lines on my inner thighs and also on my armpits. These lines are around 1/4 inch wide and 1.5 inches long. No Pain or Itch. Any Advice?

Straie?: Are you certain they are bruises? Straie, or stretch marks can often appear in the areas you have mentioned. They usually develop after periods of rapid weight change or with certain medical conditions of metabolism. They are usually slightly depressed, of dark red or purple color, are painless and do not change much in size or color. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more