Doctor insights on:
Swollen Armpit Tendons Ligaments
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
Pain specialist: Have a pain specialist evaluate you to determine if you meet criteria for complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more
Side of ankle stepped on w/cleats in early Nov. Don't know if it's tendons, ligaments or scar tissue. Hurts if pressed & looks little swollen at times?
Get an xray: You're still having pain from an injury sustained 2-3mo ago? It's time to see your Family Doc who can order an xray. If negative, s/he may order bone scan then MRI. Or just send you to Sports Med doc or Orthopedic surgeon. In meantime, ask for physical therapy & avoid those activities that aggravate area. ...Read more
Tennis elbow: Swelling and tenderness on the outside of the elbow is consistent with tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). This is commonly due to overuse. Treating it as an injury (rest, ice, compress, elevate) should provide some relief. If that does not help medical evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
What should I do? I broke my ankle/leg a year ago and I was supposed to see if I tore any tendons/ligaments..... But my orthopedist never got me an appointment to... My ankle always hurts especially after I exercise... It starts to swell and recently I ha
Mri: To evaluate bone fracture or assess ligament damage. See foot specialist for evaluation. ...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
Armpit: Anterior muscle of axillary fold is the pectoralis, posterior is latissimus. ...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
Be checked: If you did not injure it, probably the two most common causes would be swollen lymph nodes as there are a chain of lymph nodes in that area that can become swollen and tender if inflamed, or some form of infectious process. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
During a trip in china, I got swollen, painful nodes in both armpits. I got a cold as well. Should I see a doctor or wait?
Usually OK: Painful lymph nodes are usually a reaction to either a local reaction or systemic illness. You should consult a physician if you have weight loss, frequent vomiting or diarrhea, a persistently high fever, visual changes, night sweats, extreme body aches, or other symptoms that persist and don't seem to be getting better. ...Read more
My armpit has been swollen since January. There's no distinctive lump though, just everything feels very tense. Could this be serious?
Swelling in armpit: Swelling in the armpit could be due to serious medical conditions such as lymph node or sweat gland enlargement. You need to get that checked ASAP. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have had painful lumps in both of my armpits for about two weeks my armpits are also swollen and yesterday they started feeling bruised?
Infection: This could be an infection or swollen lymph nodes. See your doctor. ...Read more
Hi. 54 year old female. Full pain in left shoulder blade. Swollen nodes under left and right armpits. What could cause this? Thank you
Many things: Whatever it is, you need to see your doctor. If these are in fact lymph nodes, then you may need to see a surgeon. Possibilities include infection, inflammatory or malignancy. Call your doctor and have him/her feel these areas. ...Read more
Painful lump in the armpit coinciding with a cold; cold is now gone but lump is not, although not painful anymore, feels less swollen. Should I worry?
I'd just watch: For a little bit. Lymph nodes often pop up when we are fighting off an infection of some sort. They can stay enlarged long after the infection is resolved. If it becomes red, hot, increasingly tender, for sure, get it checked out. ...Read more
I have a swelling in my right armpit that comes and goes once every 2 months. It's also extremely painful when its swollen. Feedback as to what it is?
For over 2 years I have had one armpit that becomes swollen and weeps so bad it will soak the entire side of a shirt. Hair no longer grows there also.
Hidradenitis: See you PCP for treatment and sometimes surgical management may be indicated ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Swollen nodes always needs evaluation unless you have a strong reason suh as obvious infection. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more