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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Swelling under my right arm pit?

Swelling under my right arm pit?

Possible lymphnode: We need details like how long it is there, painful or not, skincovering is free or attached to the underlying lump, any blackhead like area -likely a skin cyst - sebacious cyst, to r/o cancer sitting in lymphnodes- irrespective female/male breast cancers (commonest) and distant cancers like lung, thyroid, blood related cancers like lymphoma, leukemia, acute infections like breast abscess, chronic inf. ...Read more

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Swelling under the right arm no pain?

Swelling under the right arm no pain?

See a doctor: Examination will help understand if the 'swelling' is from a mass of from fluids. Without more details of when this started and how it changes with time etc., as well as details of history and family information, my answer is limited. ...Read more

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Large tear drop swelling under my right arm pit, ultrasound showed a enlarged lymph node, will have to see a general sergeon. Can you tell me what is?

Large tear drop swelling under my right arm pit, ultrasound showed a enlarged lymph node, will have to see a general sergeon. Can you tell me what is?

Inflammatory: Could be a response to an injury or inflammation of your upper extremity. However, biopsy will confirm all this and also rule out any chances of malignancy. ...Read more

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I have 2 bites, an inch aprt, swelling, burning, extreme itching, swelling surrounds bite by 6-8inches, on my arm, armpit. Last week was bitten on my leg2x.

I have 2 bites, an inch aprt, swelling, burning, extreme itching, swelling surrounds bite by 6-8inches, on my arm, armpit. Last week was bitten on my leg2x.

See below: How long have these bites been present? If these bites are from last week or going on more than 48 - 72 hours and/or there is any pain, get seen soon. ...Read more

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Feeling of swelling in armpit. No lump, apart from what feels like bone when arm is in the air. No extra warmth or size difference. Any help?

Feeling of swelling in armpit. No lump, apart from what feels like bone when arm is in the air. No extra warmth or size difference. Any help?

Humerus in armpit?: 29 M feels hard bone like bump in arm pit when arm is "up in air".. If you are very thin may be the upper head of the humerus. If so check other side. If feels same probably is. If only one side have you ever had shoulder dislocated? If one side have your team check. And mention to team next visit. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow.?

Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow.?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...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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Shingles in aug 2013. Chest, under arm, shoulder. Glands under arm swelled. Feb 2014, slight swelling remains. No pain. Reason for concern?

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Shingles in aug 2013. Chest, under arm, shoulder. Glands under arm swelled. Feb 2014, slight swelling remains. No pain. Reason for concern?

Yes: As far as shingles, no. You are young and the likelihood of developing post shingles pain is lower (absent any coexisting medical issues). The main concern is why did you develop shingles which tends to occur epwhen your immune system is taxed or is weak. The swollen axillary gland needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied. See you pcp on monday. ...Read more

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My shoulder and whole r arm have been aching and burning on and off for a few days. No color temp change or swelling. Pain line from armpit down. Clot?

My shoulder and whole r arm have been aching and burning on and off for a few days. No color temp change or swelling. Pain line from armpit down. Clot?

Musculoskeletal: Could be Pressure on the nerves in the area which start in the neck. Burning sensations are a sign of nerve irritation. Could try ice. Careful with advil (ibuprofen) or alleve. They both can irritate the stomach and intestines. Poor posture, over use, sleeping position all could be factors. Stretching exercises may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Evaluate immediately: This demands immediate evaluation by a doctor. Swelling in the armpit could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, infection or other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?

Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?

YES: But it's not fdue to the fungus its due to bacterial infection "complicating" the fungal rash. I think you need ANTIBIOTICS. Call your Primary Care Physician or CONTACT us on Health Tap Prime/or go to Walk in unit!

Hope this Helps!

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I have a swollen lymph node on my under arm, maybe the size of a small grape. I have bad allergies and started my cycle, will that cause the swelling?

I have a swollen lymph node on my under arm, maybe the size of a small grape. I have bad allergies and started my cycle, will that cause the swelling?

Not likely related: Neither your "allergies" or you menses are likely causes of an auxiliary lymph node. Have your pcp assess as to any further evaluation indicated. ...Read more

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Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.

Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.

Sore spot under arm: Can be from a variety of things. Please see your doc for diagnosis. POSSIBILITIES include boil, sebaceous cyst, shingles, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Breast reduction: is it common to have tightness in the chest and breast area and swelling under the arms aroun the armpit and side after?

Breast reduction: is it common to have tightness in the chest and breast area and swelling under the arms aroun the armpit and side after?

Possibly…: Although the symptoms you describe may occur after breast reduction surgery, always best to run your concerns by your plastic surgeon. He/she may want to see you, earlier than already scheduled, to rule out complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tightness in the chest and breast area and swelling under the arms aroun the armpit and side after breast reduction, should I be concerned?

Possibly normal: Depending on how long ago your surgery was, the swelling may be normal. See your surgeon to be sure it us healing properly. ...Read more

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Got a cut on finger a few days ago. Now glands under arm are swelled up like an egg. Weto clinic and got bactrim and augmentin, 28 hours ago. Just took 3 dose a bit a go. Still running fever and swelling is not improving. How long until it works or I need

Got a cut on finger a few days ago. Now glands under arm are swelled up like an egg. Weto clinic and got bactrim and augmentin, 28 hours ago. Just took 3 dose a bit a go. Still running fever and swelling is not improving. How long until it works or I need

Infection: Anytime there is a swelling of your nodes there is an infection. If the fever is still present after taking your first round of antibiotics, you may need to seek the advice of your family doctor who may advise you to have IV antibiotics or you may have to add warm compresses to the swelling. ...Read more

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Had csection monday and 2days ago noticed a lump under arm pit (swollen glands)milk glands? Also swolling in groin area and I have swelling feet, legs.

Get checked: Swollen armpit could be milk starting to form some of breast tissue actually extends into axilla if feet swelling does not improve with elevation of the feet get checked. ...Read more

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Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Cervical pressure: This could be related to pressure on your cervical vertebrae, if the nerve is under pressure it could send numbing sensation into your arms and fingers, it is affecting you r side. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get it diagnosed properly. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

What can cause swelling and discomfort by your armpit?

Many possibilities: You need to get this problem evaluated by your physician. There are too many possibilities, some are serious, some not so serious. An examining physician would be able to evaluate this better. ...Read more

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Hi I saw swelling under my left armpit, it is painful if I touch that part?

See a doctor: This could be a wide variety of things, from a local boil or abscess to a tumor. Go see a professional and be evaluated. ...Read more