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Is armpit pain a sign of some disease?

Is armpit pain a sign of some disease?

Nonspecific sign: 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

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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What do you recommend for armpit pain?

What do you recommend for armpit pain?

See your dr: Armpit pain can have a variety of causes, and it is difficult to tell without a full history or an exam. It could be an infection of a hair gland (folliculitis) or sweat gland (hydradenitis) that requires antibiotics, a swollen lymph node from another infection, a muscular injury that might respond to stretching, heat packs, and over the counter pain medicine, or something completely different. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have armpit pain?

Could it be something bad if I have armpit pain?

Depends: For armpit pain, we worry about lymph nodes. You need a physical exam and possible a breast exam to make sure there isn't anything there. Unless you remember doing something specific to cause the pain, i recommend seeing your primary care physician to evaluate this. Good luck. ...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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I have had armpit pain all day, relieved ater shower. What could it be?

I have had armpit pain all day, relieved ater shower. What could it be?

Need more data: Cannot suggest possibilities without knowing if its cold or hot showers that relieve the pain, other signs and symptoms, medical history, and examination of the area, lungs, and breasts. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Two left armpit pain episodes four days apart and lasting 3 to 4 minutes. One similar pain episode 2 months ago.

Get checked asap: There are many reasons you can have pain in the left armpit. There are any unknown factors as well-your age, medical conditions, family history etc. One cause can be heart pain. Therefore, with no other information available about you I would advised your get checked immediately. If you have risk factors for coronary disease, hypertension, cholesterol, overweight you should go to an emergency room ...Read more

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Hi my name is Julianna and I am experiencing armpit pain for the very first time in my life,it hurts to touch even just very lightly touching it ?

Unusual: That is very unusual. The most common causes of irritation in that area are infection and allergic reaction to deodorants. Is there any swelling. If so, infection and tumors are more likely. ...Read more

Armpit Pain (Definition)

Pain coming from the ...Read more