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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 a lump under my armpit and it hurts it also has smaller pimples around it. It's a lil bigger than a marble?

Hidradenitis ?: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, under breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic/recurring abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my armpit that gets bigger when im engorged but never gets smaller. Anything other than hot compresses or pumping/massage?

I have a lump under my armpit that gets bigger when im engorged but never gets smaller. Anything other than hot compresses or pumping/massage?

Breast feeding: Not sure if it's an enlarged lymph node or a blocked milk duct - the latter may be more likely. Warm compresses are a good choice. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a lump under my armpit it's been there for a years and when i press down on it, it hurts what can I do at home to get rid of it ?

Nothing : Probably nothing at home is going to fix it. Go to the doctor and let them check it out to see what it is and then give your treatment options. ...Read more

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I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?

Node or abscess: Could be a node or infection. Try using some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for 15 min each time. If it disappears it was from an infection somewhere on the arm. If it does not get smaller, or hurts more, then it is time to see your DR ...Read more

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I have a lump under my armpit in my rib cage and it is pain full when pressure on my side or when i take deep breath or when i raise my arm and lay on that side

I have  a lump under my armpit in my rib cage and it is pain full when pressure on my side or when i take deep breath or when i raise my arm and lay on that side

As : As there is a lump that you can feel under your armpit, you need to have this evaluated immediately. Please call your doctor and be seen immediately to have this checked. Sometimes our lymph nodes can enlarge or even get infected. Any lump needs to be checked out thoroughly. If you have pain, redness, fever or swelling then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...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 ?

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