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Small red inflamed raised lump on breast, got big during pregnancy, it's been 8months since birth of my baby now it's bigger has veins from it? Had lumps in armpit too. FYI my mom has breast cancer.

Small red inflamed raised lump on breast, got big during pregnancy, it's been 8months since birth of my baby now it's bigger has veins from it? Had lumps in armpit too. FYI my mom has breast cancer.

Time to see doctor: Any mass found in a woman's breast should be examined by her primary care doctor. If cancer is suspected, special studies can be done. Treatment is more sucessful if a cancer is found earlier, rather than later. If the mass is found not to be cancer, the doctors will offer advice and treatment too. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Pain under armpit near breast during pregnancy?

Pain under armpit near breast during pregnancy?

Exam: Breast and axillary pain in pregnancy will require a physical exam to determine the cause and treatment. At 23 it is unlikely to be cancer. ...Read more

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Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy I noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now I noticed swelling is decrease then before I feel?

Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy I noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now I noticed swelling is decrease then before I feel?

Unclear question...: However, if a woman has swelling in her armpit area each time she has a baby and breastfeeds, she might have some extra breast tissue (milk-producing glands) in the armpit area. Her primary care doctor or her Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate to see if that is the case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have pain in left arm during pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. Have your arm checked if not improving. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a weak right arm during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have a weak right arm during pregnancy?

No: I would not associate this symptom with pregnancy. I would look for other causes ...Read more

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Which arm Is accurate for measuring bp during pregnancy, there is a 10 point differnce in my arms, right says 110/70, left says 110/80?? Please help!

Which arm Is accurate for measuring bp during pregnancy, there is a 10 point differnce in my arms, right says 110/70, left says 110/80?? Please help!

Either Arm: It is normal for a little bit of variance between the 2 arms. Both of those pressures are great. Only thing I would do is be consistent and measure the same side each time. ...Read more

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Hello dr in my arm I noticed swelling during pregnancy. I feed my baby now I noticed that swelling is minimum but still it is visible. What should I do?

Hello dr in my arm I noticed swelling during pregnancy. I feed my baby now I noticed that swelling is minimum but still it is visible. What should I do?

Not uncommon after p: Women frequently swell up during and after pregnancy. They frequently lose a lot of that weight after delivery but not all of it. When their arms swell they may develop carpal tunnel syndrome. What you should do depends on how much things are bothering you. ...Read more

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What would make my left arm go numb during pregnancy. I'm 30 weeks pregnant.?

What would make my left arm go numb during pregnancy. I'm 30 weeks pregnant.?

Carpal tunnel: Fluid changes during pregnancy can produce nerve compression at the wrist c/w cts, which is benign and usually is gone a few days after l & d. Persistent numbness could be associated with nerve pinching at the elbow, disc problems in the neck, thoracic outlet syndrome. But rarely left arm problems can be heart associated (quite unusual at your age.). ...Read more

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Can fat underarms (armpit) be related to pregnancy?

Can fat underarms (armpit) be related to pregnancy?

Yes: Breast tissue extends all the way into your armpits. Sometimes with the hormone increases of pregnancy, breast tissue swells. Even the breast tissue under the armpit swells. ...Read more

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Is swell in armpit early pregnancy symptom?

Is swell in armpit early pregnancy symptom?

Maybe: If it is swelling of brest tissue in that area, but it also could be a swollen lymph node or sweat gland. See your doc. ...Read more

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How common is armpit pain in early pregnancy?

How common is armpit pain in early pregnancy?

Usually there is-: -breast enlargement, and there is what's called the axillary tail that can reach to just under the deltoid muscle, and this may be what is causing your pit pain, because in using your shoulder the deltoids come in to play & it could compress the axillary tail of your breasts. No good image so Google the anatomy of the axillary tail of the breast or just breast anatomy. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can I fix this?

Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can I fix this?

Absolutely: Predicting how your breasts will recover after breast feeding is difficult. Asymmetries are not uncommon. A combination of breast lift or reduction as well as liposuction can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node in your armpit be an early sign of pregnancy?

Can a swollen lymph node in your armpit be an early sign of pregnancy?

No: 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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16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?

16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?

No: No pregnancy will not cause soreness in your armpit. There is no lump or swelling. I will suggest since it is of concern to you, get it checked by your On Doctor ...Read more

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A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma? Got it after giving birth on my eldest. Now im in my 3rd pregnancy. Any treatment?

Most likely not: Mass in the armpit for a five years most likely is a benign lipoma.
you can have a physician have it removed if it is bothering you so much.
it could be extra mammary gland, if you noticed that it will get bigger and noticeable only while you are pregnant.
your doctor can assure you or treat you. ...Read more

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IS a mass of 23×35Mm dangerous? I recently did a transvagina scan yesterday. The result reads a suspected ectopic pregnancy or hydrosalpinx..

IS a mass of 23×35Mm dangerous? I recently did a transvagina scan yesterday. The result reads a suspected ectopic pregnancy or hydrosalpinx..

Dangerous situation: Doctor will follow hormones and sono and if it is an ectopic, offer you medicine. A ruptured ectopic causes severe internal bleeding. ...Read more

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While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?

While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?

Underarm lumps: Sometimes lumps in the underarm area represent additional breast tissue in breastfeeding moms. However it is important that she is checked by her physician to make sure the lumps do not represent something more serious. ...Read more

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My breasts hurt all the time, hysterectomy in 2010, but get the heavy pain and even some leaking common in pregnancy, no lumps felt though.?

My breasts hurt all the time, hysterectomy in 2010, but get the heavy pain and even some leaking common in pregnancy, no lumps felt though.?

Probably hormones: You didn't mention if your ovaries were removed with the hysterectomy or if you were placed on hormone replacement therapy. These along with age related changes can affect hormone balance in your body. A hormone called prolactin can cause milk discharge, and changes in estrogen can create breast tenderness. Get a breast examination and hormone panel blood test at your doctor to evaluate properly. ...Read more

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My breast feel soar and sensative. Already took a pregnancy test and im not pregnant. No lumps so I don't think its cancer. What's wrong?

My breast feel soar and sensative. Already took a pregnancy test and im not pregnant. No lumps so I don't think its cancer. What's wrong?

Most likely hormonal: Near your menstrual cycle the breast may become sensitive. Other reasons may be caffeine sensitivity or mastitis. Depending on your age you may need a exam and or mammogram. ...Read more

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My breasts are very painful. I have no lumps, I'm not on my period or pms, and I ovulated 5 days ago so this isn't pregnancy related What could it be?

My breasts are very painful. I have no lumps, I'm not on my period or pms, and I ovulated 5 days ago so this isn't pregnancy related What could it be?

Need more info: Your symptoms can be as a result of many things. At your age it is quite uncommon for the cause to be cancer. It could be due to something simple like fluid retention or an ill fitting bra or hormone imbalance. You really should see your primary care physician for an exam to get an answer and ease your mind. ...Read more

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Sore breasts (with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?

Sore breasts (with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. Hormonal imbalance may be causing your symptoms. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Hard to know: If it is due to period - it will resolve ; period of course means that you aren't pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you miss your period. ...Read more

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Itchy armpits a common symptom of pregnancy?

Itchy armpits a common symptom of pregnancy?

Iv'e never heard of: That one. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing sharp shooting pains in my armpits now and then, could that be from smoking or a pregnancy symptom?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing sharp shooting pains in my armpits now and then, could that be from smoking or a pregnancy symptom?

Likely pregnancy: During pregnancy the breasts get larger including the part of the breasts that is in the armpits. It is possible the pain is from breast tissue. Speak about this to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

DDx: Swollen lymph nodes (ln) can come from a variety of causes. In medicine we call this a differential diagnosis (ddx).
A large ddx is here: http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext - there is a need to evaluate: patient age, ln location, duration of symptoms (sx), other local (eg sore throat) & systemic sx (eg enlarged spleen). ...Read more

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I don't usually sweat a lot, but I'm 23 weeks pregnant, & I've been sweating profusely from my armpits. Is pregnancy a cause of this?

I don't usually sweat a lot, but I'm 23 weeks pregnant, & I've been sweating profusely from my armpits. Is pregnancy a cause of this?

Yes: Hormonal changes can cause increased sweating and during pregnancy there are major hormonal changes. Most likely this will improve after the pregnancy and go back to normal. Hang in there for now but be in touch with your doctor about it because some treatments are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain into neck and arm in early pregnancy?

Shoulder pain into neck and arm in early pregnancy?

Could be shoulder: Impingement syndrome caused by weakness of the rotator cuff muscles. A pt or orthopedist can teach you some exercises that will offer dramatic relief. ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy symptoms when you have had the arm implant out after 9 days?

Can you have pregnancy symptoms when you have had the arm implant out after 9 days?

Yes, but...: Unlikely to be pregnant so soon. Some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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I have implant in my arm, all of the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible?

I have implant in my arm, all of the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. That is not likely with a birth-control implants. ...Read more

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Can an ectopic pregnancy occur if implanan is still in my arm? How would I really know if I'm having a ectopic pregnancy? Will the baby make it ok?

Can an ectopic pregnancy occur if implanan is still in my arm? How would I really know if I'm having a ectopic pregnancy? Will the baby make it ok?

Pregnancy test: Is always the way to start. If it is negative, you don't have an ectopic. Pregnancy on Implanon would be a very low chance. No ectopics don't ever "make it, " they are ice-threatenign to you. ...Read more

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What effect does the 'bar' in your arm to prevent pregnancy have on your body?

What effect does the 'bar' in your arm to prevent pregnancy have on your body?

Several: The hormones prevent eggs from passing into the uterus, and thickens the mucus to prevent sperm from getting to the eggs. ...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