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Lump Under Armpit During Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Armpit odor after pregnancy I shower everyday and have to use deodorant multiple times what else can I do?
Try a little bicarb: First use antiperspirant with at least 10% aluminum chloride, better 20%, then some baking soda. ...Read more
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?
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
1 day before period, right breast feels heavy with bit of pain under armpit. Can 1 full breast be a pregnancy sign or does it have to be heavy in both?
16 wks pregnant. Left armpit is sore, don't think I can feel any lump just sore to touch. Pregnancy related?
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
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
While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?
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
I had a mass pass through my vagina with cramps and light bleeding. I took a pregnancy test. Negative. What else could it be?
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 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
My nipples & breasts are sore. Never felt this pain before. I'm 25, no lumps, normal periods, pregnancy tests have been negative. What could it be???
Yesterday I was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. At only 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant. The doctor said a mass was seen on an ultrasound but she could not tell if it was inside or outside my left tube. My HCG levels are 535 as of yesterday and were 86.
HCG up or down?: Please resubmit as I Can't tell whether your hCG is rising or falling. Makes a huge difference ...Read more
Sore breasts (with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?
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
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
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?
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
Could sore breasts be a sign of pregnancy if the soreness is closer toward the armpits? I've had several other symptoms as well.
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
I'm a week and a day late on my period! And when. I stand up I get dizzy and my armpits are sore I don't know wht to do cuz my pregnancy is negative?
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
See below: It would be positive only if pregnant. ...Read more