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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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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

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