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I am 44 years old-i have swelling in the abdomen, edema in the legs, left hip pain, dull chronic stomach pain, intermittant left underarm pain-what is?

I am 44 years old-i have swelling in the abdomen, edema in the legs, left hip pain, dull chronic stomach pain, intermittant left underarm pain-what is?

See your doctor!: You may have many simple things, but the combination of symptoms is concerning. Swelling in your abdomen and legs and stomach pain could be caused by liver problems. The left hip pain and underarm pain might be due to muscle or bone problems. In the worst case scenario, several types of cancer could cause all these symptoms. Please see a doctor! don't let fear or lack of insurance keep you away! ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Who to see if I have painful swelling in my underarm?

Who to see if I have painful swelling in my underarm?

Start with your doc: There are many possibilities here from annoying to serious. Your family doctor is a good starting point to see if this is infectious, a tumor or a manifestation of a systemic problem. ...Read more

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Hi i saw swelling under my left armpit , it is painful if i touch that part?

Hi i saw swelling under my left armpit , it   is painful if i touch that part?

See a doctor: This could be a wide variety of things, from a local boil or abscess to a tumor. Go see a professional and be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

See your doctor: Hi. Have you had any skin breakdown or infection on that arm? Is there a family history of breast cancer? Any lumps/bumps in the breast on that side? Any night sweats, loss of appetite, and/or weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes anywhere else (neck, groin, etc? I think you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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For months now I have this hard swelling under my right armpit about size of an orange or something like. Should ibe worried?

For months now I have this hard swelling under my right armpit about size of an orange or something like. Should ibe worried?

See a physician: This kind of finding should be evaluated as soon as possible. Malignancy (cancer) is a possibility as are numerous other possibilities that are not cancer. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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I have hidranitis supportiva for the past 7-8 years. I've gone through surgery for my right under armpit. Now I suffer from swelling. Any comments?

I have hidranitis supportiva for the past 7-8 years. I've gone through surgery for my right under armpit. Now I suffer from swelling. Any comments?

? lymphedema: I presume that you mean your arm is swollen. If the surgery is extensive, the lymph channels can be injured during the process. Many times they will heal with time. --the condition is called lymphedema. Compressive sleeves, and special massages help. ...Read more

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Lymph node swelling in armpit, should I be concerned?

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

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Pain and swelling in breast and also underarm. What should I do?

Pain and swelling in breast and also underarm. What should I do?

See dr immediately: This is not normal and could be very serious. An exam and mammography need to be done as well as an ultrasound to rule out any masses. The swelling under your arm is most likely a lymph node that filters bad stuff from your lymphatics system. This could be breast cancer so do not wait. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

Many possibilities: You need to get this problem evaluated by your physician. There are too many possibilities, some are serious, some not so serious. An examining physician would be able to evaluate this better. ...Read more

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Mastectomy lymphnodes 15 years ago. Pouch left in Armpit. Which swelled occasionally but disapated in a day or 2. Now I have had pouch swelling fo?

Mastectomy lymphnodes 15 years ago. Pouch left in Armpit. Which swelled occasionally but disapated in a day or 2. Now I have had pouch swelling fo?

Revisional procedure: The problem is called standing cone with probably a seroma in it. You have 3 options: 1) Observation and better selection of a bra-mastectomy shop is usually helpful 2) Removal of the standing cone 3) Breast reconstruction Thank you ...Read more

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I have general swelling in my left armpit..There is no lump and It feels like the armpit is puffy.I have no other symptoms except slight discomfort.

Axilla: Sometimes an axilla(armpit) feels puffy to the patient despite no evident pathology on examination. In these circumstances an irritability and/or some tension of muscular components or, low grade skin irritation or even a slight strain are possible causes of this discomfort. To be sure there is no pathology like enlarged deep lymph glands, have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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My right chest are swelling nd my armpit is in pain.it happen after I clean my room..after 2days i feel it.is it tendenitis?I'm 30yrs old nd have 2 ki

My right chest are swelling nd my armpit is in pain.it happen after I clean my room..after 2days i feel it.is it tendenitis?I'm 30yrs old nd have 2 ki

Possible tendinitis: These symptoms could be due to tendinitis, but lymph node disease also comes to mind. With no other information to go on, I recommend seeing your doctor for a proper exam and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful swelling underneath armpit on torso.Happened after working out and smoking weed.What is this. I'm in pain and can't really move?

Painful swelling underneath armpit on torso.Happened after working out and smoking weed.What is this. I'm in pain and can't really move?

Muscle: Twenties male reports sudden onset "after working out" of painful mass on lateral chest wall just inferior to axilla. He is loath to move ipsilateral upper quarter. If a muscle ruptured, the serratus anterior would seem the best explanation. However all this is speculation. A doctor needs to evaluate. If shortness of breath or intolerable pain then more urgent care might be in order. ...Read more

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