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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Armpit Symptoms

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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 pain in right armpit. The pain is moderate, intermittent . I'm in surgery menopausa since 2008. What should I do?

Armpit pain: It would be best to be examined to be sure there is nothing in the armpit or breast causing the pain. More likely the pain is from some muscle or nerve issues in the shoulder or back. But the only way to tell is to be examined and evaluated. ...Read more

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I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should i be concerned?

I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should i be concerned?

Yes: If you don't have an obvious boil that could explain this you should get checked. This is not a common symptom. Your doctor can check for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Having armpit pain, is it a strange symptom to get?

Having armpit pain, is it a strange symptom to get?

Armpit pain: Not uncommon, especially if hairy area. Results from irritation of hair follicles or blockage, usually from dampness or sweating. Have it looked at. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get armpit pain or is that a weird symptom?

Do a lot of people get armpit pain or is that a weird symptom?

Common: The armpit (axilla) has a lot going on in a small space...All the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves that connect the arm to the torso traverse this space, there are a lot of lymph nodes, plus there are many specialized skin glands. Axillary pain can be related to any of these structures. If there are no obvious "lumps" or areas of swelling, it is usually of musculoskeletal origin. ...Read more

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Freckling under armpit.No other symptom of nf1.What could be the possible causes for freckling?

May be related: Most people have very mild expressions of nf1. Arm pit freckling is one manifestation and may be isolated without developing any other manifestations. Freckling or small spots associated with nf occur on parts of the skin that are not exposed to sunlight people who have chronically exposed armpits to sun and sunburn may have freckling. ...Read more

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I have a bump by the side of my left armpit but it's only there when I lift my arm up and feel it it's not visible no other symptoms ?

There are 3 common: causes of bumps in the axillary (armpit) area. One is a clogged sweat gland. Another is an enlarged lymph node (lymphadenopathy). A third is an abscess in the hair follicle (folliculitis or furuncle). Because each of these has a different cause and significance, I strongly recommend that you have this checked out by a medical professional. Dr. Anne. ...Read more