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What cause small painful swelling under armpit that cause fever?

What cause small painful swelling  under armpit that cause  fever?

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

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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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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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I have general swelling in my left armpit..There is no lump and It feels like the armpit is puffy.I have no other symptoms except slight discomfort.

I have general swelling in my left armpit..There is no lump and It feels like the armpit is puffy.I have no other symptoms except slight discomfort.

Axilla: Sometimes an axilla(armpit) feels puffy to the patient despite no evident pathology on examination. In these circumstances an irritability and/or some tension of muscular components or, low grade skin irritation or even a slight strain are possible causes of this discomfort. To be sure there is no pathology like enlarged deep lymph glands, have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

What can I do to reduce swelling on my gland under my armpit?

See your doctor: Hi. Have you had any skin breakdown or infection on that arm? Is there a family history of breast cancer? Any lumps/bumps in the breast on that side? Any night sweats, loss of appetite, and/or weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes anywhere else (neck, groin, etc? I think you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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For months now I have this hard swelling under my right armpit about size of an orange or something like. Should ibe worried?

For months now I have this hard swelling under my right armpit about size of an orange or something like. Should ibe worried?

See a physician: This kind of finding should be evaluated as soon as possible. Malignancy (cancer) is a possibility as are numerous other possibilities that are not cancer. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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