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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
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
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
Painful arm pit node: See your Dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.
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?
Swollen left armpit. Feels like a large pocket of water when pushed on. Tender to touch. Some left arm numbness. Help?
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?
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
Swollen under armpits;it's soft tender and movable but the palm of my hand is swollen too but it's hard and immovable;why are my lymph nodes swollen?
I have been experiencing a painful and swollen right armpit for 7 months now. Seen 2 doctors. Breast exam and ultrasound. No answers....?
Armpit swelling: Possible infected cyst? See a suregon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 :
3. Localized infection in
4. Cat scratch disease Tumor in or near the lymph node.
6. Breast cancer Melanoma is one of the most dangerous types of skin cancer. It may metastasize (spread) to the nearby lymph nodes.
8. Silicone breast implants Perfumes, deodorants
9. See Dr. For proper examination and therapy ...Read more
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
Firm, painless nonmoving 1cm swollen node outer armpit 5weeks. Really scared it could be cancer. 28yr f. Is there anything else it could be? Dr nxt wk
If a cyst is painless does that mean it isn't infected? Would it cause a nearby lymph node to swell? I'm 18 with a cyst and swollen node in armpit.
Infection generally hurts, gets red and swollen. Cysts can be very large with no infection just see them.
No nearby lymph nodes should not swell, this is concerning and should be checked b your doctor, even young people can sometimes need medical care ...Read more
Get it checked: If not resolving.Get a more detailed answer ›
Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now. Stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes haven't been there for 2 weeks, but I've had the same one (left armpit) swollen before, for a few days every few months. Ideas?
See a doctor: When these are present, go to the doctor and let them examine you. ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
You have swollen lymph glands in two different areas of your body and it needs to be evalated by your physician
usually you can have swollen nodes in armpit due to an infection in arm or from the breast. And same for swollen glands in your groin
but you have glands in two places and you need a detailed history and complete physical exam to find out the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Not sure if have swollen lymph node armpit, but feels a bit large, sore. Had allergy shot in same arm this week near armpit. Will cause lymph to swell?
Needs evaluation: Hard to say what the cause is with out an exam. See your primary care doctor for this. ...Read more