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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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What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

What could be the cause of the gland under your arm swelling if woman?

Breast disease: Let's hope it is an infection in your arm or your breast. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes in your armpit and cause swelling. A swollen lymph node there should not be ignored. It requires prompt, competent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Today i donated blood and the woman put the needle in my arm and it started swelling almost immediately. Why did this happen?

Today i donated blood and the woman put the needle in my arm and it started swelling almost immediately. Why did this happen?

Likely a leak...: The needle most likely went through the vein, not just into it, and blood started leaking out the back side of the vein. It is uncomfortable and makes a bruise, but is usually not serious. Will most often go away with warm compresses and elevation after a few days. ...Read more

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26 yr old female has swelling in left arm. First time it's happened, she don't remember hitting it on anything. It's cool to touch and no bruising.

26 yr old female has swelling in left arm. First time it's happened, she don't remember hitting it on anything. It's cool to touch and no bruising.

Bite Reaction?: Perhaps it is just trauma, but if it continues to get worse after ice and elevation for 48 hours, I would consider going to urgent care. Typically infections will have warmth, but insect or spider bites can lead to swelling. Also taking an antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) can help. ...Read more

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I know that some women have arm swelling after breast cancer surgery. Why?

I know that some women have arm swelling after breast cancer surgery. Why?

Lymphedema: The arm swelling you are describing occurs secondary to disruption of the lymphatic circulation draining the arm, either via lymph node removal and/or radiation therapy. When we used to remove 10-20 lymph nodes, the lifetime incidence was ~25%. Nowadays, with sentinel lymph node biopsy alone, the risk is closer to 5%. Hopefully, in the future we won't have to remove any lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I know that some women have arm swelling and pain after breast cancer surgery. Why does it happen?

I know that some women have arm swelling and pain after breast cancer surgery. Why does it happen?

Pain happens after: most surgical procedures. In mastectomy, a nerve that exits the side of the breast is usually injured or sacrificed and irritation of is causes pain or noxious tingling especially when the arms swing during walking. Swelling is independent of that and can be caused by removal of lymph nodes and exacerbated by not putting the limb thru frequent adequate range of motion- usually out of fear of pain ...Read more

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From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

Numbness : Numbness and tingling of the extremities are typically seen in peripheral neuropathies. Swelling is a typical symptoms of inflammation. Any history of trauma or rheumatic disease? For a better orientation you need to provide more details! i think the best option at this point is to go talk to your pcp or your family physician. ...Read more

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60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. Whats this?

60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. Whats this?

Very serious: This is very serious and something that should be seen and evaluated by a breast surgeon immediately. It could be an abscess or it could be a cancer but it definitely does not need to be ignored or observed any longer. ...Read more

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Aching and tingling in right shoulder, down arm into hand, wrist and hand swelling female age 47

Aching and tingling in right shoulder, down arm into hand, wrist and hand swelling female age 47

Numbness : Numbness and tingling of the extremities are typically seen in peripheral neuropathies. Swelling is a typical symptoms of inflammation. Any history of trauma or rheumatic disease? For a better orientation you need to provide more details! i think the best option at this point is to go talk to your pcp or your family physician. ...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