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I have a lot of bruising under my armpits and legs. What can it be?

I have a lot of bruising under my armpits and legs. What can it be?

Bruising: Easy bruising is also referred to as purpura simplex. However, frequent and unexplained bruising can also be a sign of something more serious, such as a blood clotting disorder or a blood disease, so contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms.

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I'm 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,

I'm 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

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I have a bruise like place in my armpit. It doesn't hurt and it hasn't gone away in the few months I've known it was there. What could cause this?

I have a bruise like place in my armpit. It doesn't hurt and it hasn't gone away in the few months I've known it was there. What could cause this?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however, it does not appear to be a serious issue. You may watch and wait. If the lesion gets bitter, it ulcerates, or discharge develops or more lesions appear, see a doctor.
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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.

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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.

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What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

Allergy?: If you have a rash, I would consider an allergy...Bruising is from scratching...Stop deodorant for a week, use Hydrocortisone and see what happens. If no relief, see a dermatologist.

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I had blood work drawn about a week ago (only a small bruise) then the area became very painful yesterday (sharp pain all the way to my armpit?

I had blood work drawn about a week ago (only a small bruise) then the area became very painful yesterday (sharp pain all the way to my armpit?

See below: The most common complications of having blood drawn (venipuncture) are minor bruising and hematoma. Less common and potentially more serious complications include phlebitis (vein inflammation), cellulitis (tissue inflammation), and neuralgia (nerve inflammation/injury) all of which "may" require some form of specific treatment. Recommend seeking prompt medical evaluation for bothersome symptoms.

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I have a bruise on my left arm close to the armpit this is the only bruise I have but it keeps coming back it fades then a few days later it is back i?

I have a bruise on my left arm close to the armpit this is the only bruise I have but it keeps coming back it fades then a few days later it is back i?

Bruise: Recommend seeing your primary care doctor to run complete blood work to determine cause of recurrent bruising, whether related to blood or medications or local lesion, etc.

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Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing

Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing

Skin color changes: Hi Rachel229 Skin discoloration can happen after superficial bleeding caused by trauma, but it can also result from allergic responses (most common under your eyes) or from some forms of skin cancer (check with a practitioner if it persists) or some infections. So...maybe not a bruise, and I would suggest seeing your own practitioner.

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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.

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I've noticed red-ish bruises on my inner thighs and armpits but there's no pain. Recently started taking Seroquel (quetiapine). Should I be concerned?

I've noticed red-ish bruises on my inner thighs and armpits but there's no pain. Recently started taking Seroquel (quetiapine). Should I be concerned?

May be: Allergic reaction to any medicine usually causes Itchy skin rash all over the body, or spreads every where. However Groin and Axilla are warm and Moist area. Some times Infection starts here. E.g. Fungal infection=Yeast, or if you shave and use Anti antiperspirant in Axilla then bacterial infection is possibility. Hope this helps, There is no substitute of contacting your treating Doctor.

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I have an infection under my armpit that is very swollen, lumpy and red all around it. Along the hard swollen area is bruising. Any ideas?

I have an infection under my armpit that is very swollen, lumpy and red all around it. Along the hard swollen area is bruising. Any ideas?

Hidradenitis?: Likely skin abscess, perhaps complicated by spread of infection into an axillary (armpit) lymph node. If a chronic, ongoing problem, maybe hidradenitis suppurative, an inflammatory problem not directly due to infection, although infection can complicate HA. Other possibilities as well. You need to see a doctor right away for diagnosis and probable antibiotic prescription. Good luck!

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Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started down inner arm turned to bruising now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

Left Lymph node under my armpit is swollen and painful and pain started down inner arm turned to bruising now it's in the right arm pit & innerarm?

See your doctor: Or go to Urgent Care, this warrants examination as you may need Rx medications too. You can try HealthTap prime virtual consult, if you can't reach a doctor right now, best wishes

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It feels like a bruise in my biceps muscle underneath my arm halfway between the armpit and elbow. When I press it, it feels like a small lump.

Maybe: NO history is available but this may be a bruise of sorts. There may be a small vessel rupture and could have created a small lump called a hematoma. Have you looked to see if it appears bruised? Also what have you been doing? Have you been playing hard or roughhousing. See your doc and see if he can help you with this.

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