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Swollen Armpit No 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
I have swollen node in armpit, mild pain in breast on same side I am healthy rarely get sick no infections. Been swollen 3-4 weeks what does this mean?
Have a boil that popped that's in my armpit the puss was green with a texture like mucus no smell but armpit feels swollen with pain?
Abscess: Probably needs drainage with or without oral antibiotics ...Read more
Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more
See below: It could be lymph nodes, hydradenitis supperitiva, or enlarged muscle. Without seeing you, it is hard to be definitive. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: When assessing for lymphadenopathy, the nodes may be evident on one side only if the condition causing their enlargement is on that side. ...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
Hi, I have what I believe to be an ingrown in my armpit. Its becoming very painful and redish and swollen. Its about dime size.?
Swelling in armpit: Hello Alice, the swelling does sound like an infected hair follicle and these can become very big very quickly, so if you have a swelling about a dime size (1cm dia) and if it is red and painful to the touch, I would apply some warm compresses today and if it is at all bigger or worse, I would call in for a consultation to get an antibiotic to take for 10 days. Its called HIDRADENITIS thx ...Read more
I have several swollen very painful areas that appear to be bug bits. There are some under each armpit, and one next to my areola? Male
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
My left armpit gets really swollen and becomes bothersome. This has been happening on/off for the past several years. What could it be?
Infection or other: Armpit swollen could be due to infection, injury or other causes, such as tumors (breast cancer), vascular problem etc. You need to see a doctor get a completely check up with blood work. ...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
I have 4 knots in 1 of my armpits. Two of the knots are the size of a quarter and they are red swollen, and painful. The swelling is going down my a?
See a MD fast!: Painful skin masses can be due to boils (abscesses), which need treatment. When these cause surrounding redness and swelling, fever, or are increasing in size, then the infection is more serious. Get seen as soon as possible to be treated before the infection can get worse! If the pain, redness, swelling is rapidly worsening (noticeable spreading over hours, not days) get seen right away. ...Read more
Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more
Painful arm pit node: See your Dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get it evaluated: The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more