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Swelling Under Armpit Causes
Swollen lymph nodes: A systemic infection will cause your immune system to go onto overdrive. This results in the increased size of lymph nodes where the activated cells of the immune system is battling it out with the infection. These lymph nodes will be noted when they are close to the surface of the body, like in the area of the armpits ...Read more
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
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
I've had a swelling in my right armpit for 10 years now. I'm 22. It's not painful and i believe that it was caused by my deodorant. Can i fix this?
Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: This is not normal and requires a formal a medical workup please see your orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more
They react to all: 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
Right armpit area feels swollen. Was feeling around for lymph nodes. Could this cause swelling. I did same to left side but no swelling?
I have slight swelling in my right armpit, could working out the knots in my shoulder blades cause this? I just had mammo & ultrasound, both clear.
Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?
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