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What can be done for painful swollen armpit?

What can be done for painful swollen armpit?

More info. Required: It depends on the cause: if the armpit is swollen because of inflamed lymph nodes, check to make sure there is not an infection or cut on your hand or fingers. If there is an infection an antibiotic may help. It will take several days for the swelling to go down. ...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


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Can giving birth cause you to have swollen armpits?

Can giving birth cause you to have swollen armpits?

Yes and no: I've seen a case where mom had some displaced breast tissue in both armpits that began to enlarge when she started to breast feed her baby. Made her quite uncomfortable till it faded when she stopped. I have never heard of it happening any other time. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have had a swollen armpit which looks like a fat armpit for many years. Its only in my left armpit. What could this be? It's not painful

I'm 19 and have had a swollen armpit which looks like a fat armpit for many years. Its only in my left armpit. What could this be? It's not painful

Go to MD: You need to see your MD for a full exam. A mass occupying the axilla could be many things, including painless lymphadenopathy or a lipoma. However, it is better for you to get a physical exam so that your physician can determine whether you need a biopsy or further investigation of a medical problem. Don't wait any longer. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep! Any advice?

I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep! Any advice?

Hidradenitis suppur: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have swollen armpit and neck on left side for 1month! Had numerous testings mentioned below, neck ultrasoun-visible only one ln 6-7 mm. What could it be?

Possibly lymph node: This type of picture sounds like a lymph node. Not a very large one. This may be there for many reasons and would talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have swollen armpits and joint pain?

What does it mean if you have swollen armpits and joint pain?

Swelling in the armp: It or axilla can be a sign of lymph node involvement and arm pain associated can be a sign of infection inflammation or circulation disturbance or something more severe, if you have pain in your armpits and swollen painful arms you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I saw my doctor last year for a swollen armpit. She advised that it was just a fat tab...But I feel like something is there...?

I saw my doctor last year for a swollen armpit. She advised that it was just a fat tab...But I feel like something is there...?

Axillary Mass: The armpit, or axilla, can be a difficult area to examine. Common causes of swelling include enlarged lymph nodes, fatty tumors (lipomas), accessory breast tissue, etc. If you perceive that a lump is present & your dr. Cannot feel anything, a simple ultrasound may reassure both you and your dr. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin can cause swollen armpit and groin glands? Why? Dangerous?

Amoxicillin can cause swollen armpit and groin glands? Why? Dangerous?

Amoxicillin: This benign antibiotic is not likely to produce changes beyond allergic reactions. Something else is gong on here and you need to allow your doctor to diagnose and manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Irritated axillae: Something is irritating your skin. An applied substance may be the culprit. Yeast can sprout there. Pores can plug. Try this - wash twice daily with antibacterial soap. Dry well. Air dry too. No deodorants. Use small amounts baby powder. ...Read more

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I woke with a swollen armpit / lymph node on my right arm. I've noticed its been tender for a while but it just now became hard. What is this?

I woke with a swollen armpit / lymph node on my right arm. I've noticed its been tender for a while but it just now became hard. What is this?

See a Dr: Likely to have lymph node enlargement there. Even though some benign diseases like hidradenitis suppurativa or other affect that area, cancer is a concern either lymphomas, hodgkin, even fron chest, breast, lung. ...Read more

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Swollen left armpit. Feels like a large pocket of water when pushed on. Tender to touch. Some left arm numbness. Help?

Swollen left armpit. Feels like a large pocket of water when pushed on. Tender to touch. Some left arm numbness. Help?

Needs eval.: Unusual symptom. Hard to explain without seeing in person. Numbness in arm makes this concerning for compression of the nerves which traverse the armpit. See your doc. ...Read more

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Swollen nipple, 2 pink spots, 2 scabs on base of nipple, swollen under armpit. Nitetime nursing (20 minutes) also swam in Gulf coast last week?

Unclear: Swollen nipple, pink spots, scabs, swollen axilla can be
1-infection of the skin around the nipple
2-injuries from nursing
3-accessory breast tissue under the arm
using a breast shield and moisturizing your skin may help,
but if tenderness or redness in the skin develops and or tenderness under the arm or fever, then you need to see your doc and possibly go on antibiotics ...Read more

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Since I was about 12, now 36 I get ugly headaches, sporadic swollen glands (armpits), (later also with sore breasts) & always tired. Please help.

Since I was about 12, now 36 I get ugly headaches, sporadic swollen glands (armpits), (later also with sore breasts) & always tired. Please help.

Cannot diagnose: This requires a detailed history (write down all relevant info), and visit to a good family doctor or general internist for a physical exam, possible imaging studies and labs and full diagnostic evaluation. This cannot be solved over the internet and you must see somebody face to face. Good luck. ...Read more

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Both axillary armpits swollen what could be the cause 30 year old man?

Both axillary armpits swollen what could be the cause 30 year old man?

Armpits swollen: See a Dr. For proper examination and therapy. For how long?, at the time it started, did you had an infection on the upper extremities?, Lymph nodes of the armpit are known as the axillary lymph nodes. They are usually not palpable (felt by touch) but may sometimes become swollen, hard and/or painful.
1. One or more lymph nodes in one or both axilla (armpit) may become swollen commonly due to :
2. Injury.
3. Localized infection in
4. Cat scratch disease Tumor in or near the lymph node.
5. Lymphoma.
6. Breast cancer Melanoma is one of the most dangerous types of skin cancer. It may metastasize (spread) to the nearby lymph nodes.
7. Brucellosis
8. Silicone breast implants Perfumes, deodorants
9. See Dr. For proper examination and therapy ...Read more

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I have my armpit swollen for a few weeks. What doctors are specialized in this problem?

Swollen glands: If your arm pit area is swollen, it may be enlarged lymph nodes.
You should start by seeing your primary care physician who will do an exam, and possibly some blood work. ...Read more

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