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I have a big knot in my armpit hurts really bad what could that be?

I have a big knot in my armpit hurts really bad what could that be?

Have it evaluated: Possible cause of your pain may include inflamed lymph node, sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Will a tetanus shot make my armpit hurt?

Will a tetanus shot make my armpit hurt?

The site of the shot: ; surrounding area may be sore for 3 to 4 days but I am not familiar with axillary (arm pit) pain. ...Read more

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I keep having pain in the centre of my back that at first i thought was indigestion but now under my armpit hurts too - could this be breast related?

I keep having pain in the centre of my back that at first i thought was indigestion but now under my armpit hurts too - could this be breast related?

Unlikely: One cannot say for sure without an exam but most likely not . It may well be muscular in nature and is referred around to the side and possibly the front. You need to see a doctor for further defining the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus vaccine last week. Now my armpit hurts especially while raising my arm. Should i be concerned ?

I had a tetanus vaccine last week. Now my armpit hurts especially while raising my arm. Should i be  concerned ?

Possibly: Although transient discomfort at the site of injection is common, pain in the axilla (armpit) is less common and suggests that there is inflammation in there, either as a reaction to the shot or a secondary complication. Get this looked at asap, and good luck. ...Read more

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I either have a teres major/latissimus dori or fractured rib? shlud I see a doctor? area below my armpit. hurts when I cought sometimes,lying on back.

I either have a teres major/latissimus dori or fractured rib? shlud I see a doctor? area below my armpit. hurts when I cought sometimes,lying on back.

See a Doctor: A teres major and latissimus dorsi are muscles in your upper extremity not a pathologic entity. A fracture rib can cause pain with breathing or coughing, but usually has a distinctive injury to start the pain. I would recommend you get a consult with a physician to locate the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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My right armpit hurts! the pain was sudden and it has kept me up all night. What is going on?

My right armpit hurts! the pain was sudden and it has kept me up all night. What is going on?

Needs to be checked: If the pain you desribed was so severe it kept you awake last night, you should have it checked as there may be infection in the skin, some kind of neuropathy, infected or swollen lymph nodes sometime it can come from gastroesophageal reflux if it is only limited to night time when you are lying flat in bed so go see your doctor to find the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have like a small grain under my armpit that hurt me a little bit especially when iam stretching it showed up suddenly I am a male

I have like a small grain under my armpit that hurt me a little bit especially when iam stretching it showed up suddenly 
I am a male

Infected cyst: you could have infected cyst from shaving under your arm pit. Try to use a clean razor and wash it well with soap and water then apply antibiotics ointment ...Read more