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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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My spouse has a painless, small lump in his armpit. He had one before in the other pit but it went away. Any ideas what it could be? He has an appt.

My spouse has a painless, small lump in his armpit. He had one before in the other pit but it went away. Any ideas what it could be? He has an appt.

Lump: Armpit lumps are often caused by ingrown hairs, wens or benign inclusion cysts. However, It's well to have a persistent lump checked by a physician to make sure it's not a pathological enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood clot in your armpit I have a lump in the botome of my pit that hurts?

Can you get a blood clot in your armpit I have a lump in the botome of my pit that hurts?

Lymph node: While it is possible to have a blood clot in the armpit, more concerning would be an enlarged lymph node. Lumps that persist for more than a few days should be evaluated by a competent clinician. ...Read more

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Have sever swelling under armpit not lump. Goes from part of arm pit down side of chest what could this be?

Have sever swelling under armpit not lump. Goes from part of arm pit down side of chest  what could this be?

Hidradinitis: The most common form of armpit swelling comes from lympn gland involvement either from an infection of nodes or metastasis from chest or arm primaries. Another cause is hidradenitis where sweat glands in the armpit get secondarily infected and can produce marked swelling . Here antibiotic therapy is employed. ...Read more

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Ive had armpit pain (both pits) for a few days. i dont feel sick. they are sore, no lumps or anything. i did just get off my period. ?

Ive had armpit pain (both pits) for a few days. i dont feel sick. they are sore, no lumps or anything. i did just get off my period. ?

I would not put: it past your period to cause all kinds of weird symptoms. However any change in your menstrual symptoms warrants a pregnancy test and recheck in 1-2 weeks. If they are both negative, and you do not feel morning sickness, then watch to see if the axillary (aka fancy term for armpit) pain would go away spontaneously. If it doesn't, then it's time to visit the healthcare professional for help. ...Read more

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I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. ...Read more

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Lumps in armpit area?

Lumps in armpit area?

Lymph node vx. infxn: There are lymph nodes in the armpits which can be felt as little lumps - sometimes we can feel them even if there is nothing wrong. Also possible to get ingrown hair, infected follicle or boil in the armpit if red/tender. If small, moves when you touch it, and no pain, it's fine to watch & wait, but if red, sore/painful or increasing in size, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have lumps in my armpit?

Armpit lumps: The are many specifics questions i need to know to better help you. Ultimately lumps in your armpit could be caused by many things, including infections. Thus, you need to make an appointment with your pcp or ob/gyn for an appropriate evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I have found 2 lumps in my armpit what should I do?

I have found 2 lumps in my armpit what should I do?

Lymph nodes : The lumps under your armpit are most likely lymph nodes. They could be enlarged due to infection or other causes or you could just be feeling them naturally. Lymph nodes could be normal or worrisome. If they are new, seem bigger than normal, hurt when you touch them or any concern on your part then see a doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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