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Doctor insights on: Left Over Skin From Weight Loss Underarms

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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20s, Had one painless lymph node in armpit for 9 year. Now,painful that lymph node in armpit for 2 days. No fever. No weight loss?

20s, Had one painless lymph node in armpit for 9 year.  Now,painful that lymph node in armpit for 2 days. No fever. No weight loss?

Painful lymph node: Seek medical attention at urgent care The lymph node may be infected and needs to be lanced (opened) and yu may need antibiotics. There are bacteria on our skin all the time and at times they enter the pore and cause infection. ...Read more

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If i had hodgkins disease for over a year would I have night sweets, weight loss, ect? Have a few shotting nodes neck groin armpit.Drs did xray & cbc

If i had hodgkins disease for over a year would I have night sweets, weight loss, ect? Have a few shotting nodes neck groin armpit.Drs did xray & cbc

Not always: Some lymphomas do not have these symptoms. You can also have a normal CBC and chest xray and have lymphoma. Symptoms that would be concerning would be unexplained fevers, new easy bruising, new enlarged lymph nodes, or inability to lie down flat and breath comfortably. Excisional biopsy (if accessible - fine needle misses too much) is the gold standard for determining if lymph nodes are lymphoma. ...Read more

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I used pills for weight loss(super hd cellucor)2 months ago, for a few weeks & since i've been getting pimples in my legs, arms & under armpit?

I used pills for weight loss(super hd cellucor)2 months ago, for a few weeks & since i've been getting pimples in my legs, arms & under armpit?

Doctor can evaluate: Pills that are not fda approved medications can cause worry at times. Nobody knows what all the effects are, for those thousands of non-prescription products out there. Of course, the pimples could be unrelated to the pills. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and help diagnose the problem. If it is folliculitis, antibiotics may be needed, plus a test to culture for bacteria. ...Read more

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Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? and will it go away if I lose weight. and in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? and will it go away if I lose weight. and in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Pretty common: Occurs in about 1 in 20 women. Not likely to go away and often gets larger when breasts do (pregnancy). Losing enough weight to significantly lower total breast size MIGHT have SOME effect. Can be surgically removed; in some centers, a lot of minor complications occurrred. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8585676 ...Read more

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I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

Need to see a Doc: Hard painless lumps and bumps that are present where they are not supposed to be should be evaluated by a healthcare provider, especially one that that size in the facial tissues. ...Read more

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How can you prevent loose skin from weight loss?

How can you prevent loose skin from weight loss?

Skin w/weight loss: Slower weight loss at a younger age usually helps to minimize excess skin. Rapid weight loss may result in extra skin as well. The best suggestion is exercise and nutrition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to loose tummy skin from weight loss and child birth?

Exercising: Losing the baby fat and toning your muscles will improve your abdomen but there is almost always some extra skin and fat left in the lower abdomen. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

Body contouring: Body contouring surgery can be done in stages to get rid of loose skin in arms by brachioplasty or arm lift, tummy tuck can improve midsection contour, it can combined with a back lift to get rid of loose skin in the waist and lower back, also known lower body lift. Thighs contours can be improved with thigh lift. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more