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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

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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! Dr Z ...Read more