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My armpit is sore each morning when i get out of bed. Had swollen sweat gland in the past but never any burning... Which is a new symptom. Help!

My armpit is sore each morning when i get out of bed. Had swollen sweat gland in the past but never any burning... Which is a new symptom.  Help!

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment and your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...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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I have lots of gallstones and swollen painful glands in armpit, groin and vargina could they all be related ?? I've had theses symptoms for bout 6 yrs

I have lots of gallstones and swollen painful glands in armpit, groin and vargina could they all be related ??
I've had theses symptoms for bout 6 yrs

Unrelated: Symptomatic gall stones , removal is preferred treatment , a low risk ambulatory procedure , if symptomatic could be observed due to patient choice. See your doctor to find out what is causing the other two problems and get treated ...Read more

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Left armpit felt bruised this morning now noticed a bump under the skin where the pain is like swollen gland, 19 years old no other symptoms ?

Left armpit felt bruised this morning now noticed a bump under the skin where the pain is like swollen gland, 19 years old no other symptoms ?

Painful lump: Painful lump in your axilla is most likely an enlarged lymph node, you need to to see your 1ry care physician to make proper diagnosis & prescribe whatever treatment depending on the cause, you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain, avoid shaving that area until you see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please please help me! swollen glands in neck and armpit plus other symptoms. Am worried?

Go to your doctor fo: A medical examination is necessary unless you have had a viral head cold or sore throat recently, which can cause the neck nodes to swell up. But if your armpit nodes are swollen and are painless then you must see a doctor soon to find out the cause. Also examine your breast for any lumps and make sure that you do not have any lump/ growth in your breast. ...Read more

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Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits. I immediately think of swollen lymph glands. Any ideas?

Hi! My daughter (8 yrs) just woke up complaining of pain in both armpits.  I immediately think of swollen lymph glands.  Any ideas?

Agree with you: I think you may be right on track! Many viral infections, especially, can cause lymph nodes to swell, and the armpit nodes are commonly painful. I would check to see if she has a fever at all, and look for any other signs of viral infection (sudden fatigue, sinus drainage, runny nose, dark circles under eyes, etc.). Also gently check the neck for large nodes. Fluids, vitamin C, l-lysine, and REST. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

Need to first make d: First you need to have your doctor make the diagnosis of what is the cause of enlarged nodes. This will need further testing. The treatment will be guided by the diagnosis. So get a full check up done by a specialist. ...Read more

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I've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. ...Read more

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I had a protected sex witha female whose , @ 4weeks i had fever and became beter after using antimalaria@ 8weeks had swollen glands in my armpits ?

I had a protected sex witha female whose  , @ 4weeks i had fever and became beter after using antimalaria@ 8weeks had swollen glands in my armpits ?

It is hard to put...: The story together. Using protection should have prevented any disease transmission. Why were you treated for malaria? Had you traveled to endemic areas? ...Read more

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Can a swollen gland under armpit maybe be caused by cancer or ra?

Can a swollen gland under armpit maybe be caused by cancer or ra?

Possible....yes: Any abnormal lymph mode needs to checked out by md... Cancer, RA among other more simple possibilities like infection are also possible. ...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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What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?

What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?

Exam: Good question! often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I found a small sensitive red bump under my armpit and I thought it was a pimple but now there is a second one and my gland is swollen/sensitive?

Staph infection: Most likely you have staph infection which should be evaluated at your doctor's office or urgent care clinic for prompt treatment. These bumps, if left untreated evolve into abscesses, which often need to be lanced for drainage. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have been waking up for the past month feeling off, keep getting re-occuring swollen glands in my armpits and mild headaches, what could this be?

Virus? Mono?: Lymph nodes ("glands") cannot come and go so often. Once actually swelling occurs, it will always last at least 1-2 weeks. So it is unlikely that explains your feeling "recurring" glands over a month. However, your symptoms could reflect some sort of viral infection like mononucleosis (glandular fever), or any number of other conditions. See your GP if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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I have had sore n swollen glands under both my armpits for a week. What could this mean?

Infection: This suggests infection - either localized "boils" in the underarms from shaving and/or ingrown hairs; or a symptom of a larger, systemic infection somewhere in the shoulder/breast region, or a generalized infection. Any other swollen nodes? Any fevers, rashes? If still present in a week, this should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on my upper thighs and armpit which turn black, fever and swollen gland under chin what could it be?

Rash on my upper thighs and armpit  which turn black, fever and swollen gland under chin what could it be?

Separate problems. : The rash on the intertriginous areas are due to irritation and rubbing depending on your size and condition such as diabetes and sweating which can cause fungal infection. Nodes depend on the drainage system of lymph vessels and what you feel has to be above it to drain there. Look for possible infection from above such as pharyngitis or facial infection, even acne. ...Read more

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I exclusively pump milk for son. i noticed a gland under my armpit No lump jus feels like a rolling vein or something. Is it a lymph node swollen?

Could be?: It is possible and could be a location for a lymph node. Without a physical exam it's hard for me to say exactly what it is. So glad you are getting that good breast milk for your baby! My other questions would be... Is the lump sore or tender? Is there any redness overlying? Does it move with your finger? Or does it seem to be " fixed" Do you have a family history of breast cancer? ...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