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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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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

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

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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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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I've been having pain in my below my left lower jaw, my glands just below my lower jaw feel sore and raw, but aren't swollen. I've experienced fatigue?

I've been having pain in my below my left lower jaw, my glands just below my lower jaw feel sore and raw, but aren't swollen. I've experienced fatigue?

?virus: If your symptoms are only a day or so old, they could be a prodrome of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or even infectious mononucleosis. However it would be unusual for only the left side of the neck to be involved. If symptoms persist and remain localized to one area, have an examination by an otolaryngologist and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Need in-person eval: These symptoms could be a number of things: cystic changes, abscess, breast cancer. You should contact your primary care doctor and ask to be referred to a breast specialist (breast surgeon). You also need a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Both armpit glands are swollen w/ a scratchy throat and runny nose. Can it just be a virus? My armpit glands have never been sore and swollen.

Both armpit glands are swollen w/ a scratchy throat and runny nose. Can it just be a virus? My armpit glands have never been sore and swollen.

Viral infection?: Runny nose, sore throat, and swelling of glands are usually associated with a viral infection such as adenovirus or ebstein-barr virus infection. Most viral infections are taken care of by our immune system in due course. If you feel sick, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not suffer from infections, which need an antibiotic such as cat-scratch disease or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Help,
Night sweats 2/3 Times à week 
Stiff sore neck daily 1 year
Sore hands and feet
Swollen glands/slow drainage in head
fatigue and mental fog?

Night sweats: You should be evaluated by your doctor or hematologist with a complete blood test as well as a chest xray to determine the cause of your night sweats ...Read more

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Headache. Sore throat. Swollen glands. Aches in joints. Lethargy. No fever. Help?

Headache. Sore throat. Swollen glands. Aches in joints. Lethargy. No fever. Help?

Just started?: If this just started then I would suspect a viral infection. See an Urgent Care or your Family Doctor for evaluation. If you have had this for weeks or months then it is a little more difficult to say. I would suggest seeing your Family Doctor or a Rheumatologist for evaluation and blood work. Possibilities include arthritis, lyme disease, fibromyalgia, post-viral syndrome. ...Read more

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For 5 years I have felt constantly fatigued. Frequent muscle & joint pain. Occasional nausea. I regularly get sore throat & swollen glands?

For 5 years I have felt constantly fatigued. Frequent muscle &  joint pain. Occasional nausea. I regularly get sore throat & swollen  glands?

? CFS : You may have chronic fatigue syndrome. It is medically unexplained fatigue for over 6 months not relieved by rest and interfering with normal activities plus 4 or more of the following: impared memory/concentration sore throat tender neck or axillary lymph nodes muscle pain multijoint pain new headaches unrefreshing sleep postexertion malaise. ...Read more

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I have extreme fatigue,canker sore, sore throat,congestion, low rbc count, low mono count, high lymph count.no fever or swollen glands. Is it mono?

I have extreme fatigue,canker sore, sore throat,congestion, low rbc count, low mono count, high lymph count.no fever or swollen glands. Is it mono?

No, not necessarily: It can very well be any viral infection other than mono, would give the same picture, the low RBCs count isn't related, it can be due to anemia from any cause, in your case could just be heavy menses. Confer with the doctor who ordered the test or get a HealthTap prime consult if you wish. Other than that rest, fluids, salt water gargles, pain killers till that bout is over, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Lymph nodes under armpits are swollen, tiredness, aches in my joints and body, headaches, brain fog, dizziness & seem to be getting worse. Please help?

Lymph nodes under armpits are swollen, tiredness, aches in my joints and body, headaches, brain fog, dizziness & seem to be getting worse. Please help?

How long have sx's: been going on for? Any fever? Sore throat? Congestion? If this has been going on for any significant period of time than medical eval is warranted. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis followed by swollen neck glands, sore neck, headache, tiredness. Started Monday,now have dull, throbbing headache, feeling sick, virus?

Conjunctivitis followed by swollen neck glands, sore neck, headache, tiredness. Started Monday,now have dull, throbbing headache, feeling sick, virus?

Most likely: Upper respiratory viruses can affect the conjunctiva, lining of the nose, throat, airways. The lymph nodes swell in response to fighting the infection. Ibuprofen, fluids and rest! ...Read more

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Left arm ache/pain for 2 years,wake up with swollen fingers,headaches alot,extreme fatigue,occasional chest pain,ecg&all blood work normal?

Left arm ache/pain for 2 years,wake up with swollen fingers,headaches alot,extreme fatigue,occasional chest pain,ecg&all blood work normal?

Stress?: You are young; you report chronic symptoms of multiple types and tests have been normal. Stress a common answer. Chronic stress illness tends neither to resolve over short time span nor evolve into something you can see. So, long duration with multiple symptoms and no evolution to objectivity commonly means stress biology. Swollen fingers might be a clue to something else. Pictures>>MD ...Read more

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