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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 this big lump under my armpit and I would like to know what it is how it got there and what I can do to treat it ?

I have this big lump under my armpit and I would like to know what it is how it got there and what I can do to treat it ?

Unsure: The lump needs to be examined by a physician and considered in the context of any other possible symptoms. Common causes include lymph node enlargement (can be associated with simple infection such as a cold or mono, or can be serious such as an early sign of cancer). Biopsy of an enlarged lymph node may be considered. Cyst, fat deposit, inflamed hair follicle are some other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a big lump under my left armpit after delivering a baby?

I have a big lump under my left armpit after delivering a baby?

Breast tissue/glnd : In that location the most common lump would be an enlarged lymph gland. One rare possibility would be stray breast tissue. If you draw a semicircle from the armpit thru the nl breast location along the mid belly to the groin on the same side, you have the line where accessory nipples(usually duds) may be found. I had one mom that had an accessory breast tissue in both pits arise after delivery. ...Read more

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I have a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN I pUT on it sInce IM prEGnant? Im having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

I have  a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN  I pUT  on it sInce IM prEGnant? Im having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

Talk to your OB: The lump under your arm could be breast tissue called the axillary tail of Spence which can become engorged or could be an abcess or lymph nodes fighting off an infection. The itching is likely to be a skin issue. Since you are pregnant but don't memtion how far along, it is difficult to narrow this down.Your OB is the one to best help with this. Call today. Don't wait for your next appointment. ...Read more

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How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more

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Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Get evaluation: Lumps involving breast/ arm pit should be medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If it is truly a new hard lump it needs to be biopsied, but pain by itself may not be anything worrisome. Some cancers cause pain, others don't, so pain is not a very reliable symptom. ...Read more

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more

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Can starting a new birth control medication cause a armpit lump?

That should not: be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read more

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