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Causes Of Swollen Lower Arm
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I've had swollen slightly painful arm pit a few months now happened out of no where and I'm starting to get concerned what can be the cause?
Get examined: Swelling in the armpit or axilla can be due to inflammation of the sweat glands or the hair follicles especially if started after an episode of shaving the hair in this area. Lymph nodes in this region can also be enlarged if they react to infections or to cancer of the breast but wouldn't be painful early on. Get a check up to see what is the problem and if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more
How long?Fever?: Is there any pain, any swelling in rt. Underarm from lymph node . Is there any breast abnormality.Is there any pitting of the swelling-rt arm , any swelling on opposite side, r u on any hormonal trt . Few possibilities- poor venous drainage secondary to a possible clot in deep veins of arm, head and neck masses , breast masses --lymphatic obstruction/venous obstruc. See ur pcp/surgeon for more evaln. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland under my arm out. I just noticed it this morning in the shower. What could cause this?
This could be: related to an infection, or a cyst. If it gets larger and doesn't go away in 1-2 weeks see a doctor ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: In order to swell up just on one side, there has to be more blood or more fluid in that side of the body. The primary care doctor might check to see if there is a blood clot or blood flow problem, if there is a problem in the nerves or nerve signals to that side of the body, if there is fluid in the tissues that is settling into one side of the body due to gravity or lymphatic blockage, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft and moveable swollen / painless lymph node under arm. What could cause this? Been there for 8 months with no noticeable change.
You are doing good: Since it is not increasing in size, you do not need to worry. Just keep checking it once per month. Unless it is more than 2 cm, it is likely to be benign and may be of no consequence. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: 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
Many things: It is very hard to say without more history. Swelling can be from an allergic reaction to something you came in contact with or to a food, medication, etc. If associated with joint pain it could be related to an arthritis. It could be normal from exertion or even heat. Some medical conditions can result in swelling. If it continues or worsens get a history and exam done to help make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers