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Muscle on my side below armpit is slightly swollen and painful; it's been so for about a week?

Muscle on my side below armpit is slightly swollen and painful; it's been so for about a week?

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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I pulled a muscle in my armpit 6 weeks ago xray was negative, why is my whole arm still swollen?

I pulled a muscle in my armpit 6 weeks ago xray was negative, why is my whole arm still swollen?

It can take time ---: For the swelling to resolve. Are you doing any therapy? Is the swelling decreasing or not?

If its increasing then you should go an er asap.
Ask your orthopedist about it.
Regular exercises, Ibuprofen & compression bandage would help, if your doc advises. Check with him/her.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should I see doctor?

Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should I see doctor?

Yes, if worse: It sounds like your clavicle is treated with a sling or "figure-8" brace. It is common for these fractures to move early on with minimal activity. Your swelling is common and burning sensation is related to nerve irritation.

If you are at all concerned or your symptoms are significantly worse, it is worth returning to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node under my left armpit for the last three days, and muscle soreness, what could be wrong? -21 year old female

Viral illness: Lymph node enlargement differential diagnosis (ddx) is large, but likely an acute viral illness -- eg influenza. If not improved soon see a doctor. For ddx see table 3 especially - LAD a-z
http://www. Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could it be that after pulling a muscle the swollen muscle is pinching a nerve?

Could it be that after pulling a muscle the swollen muscle is pinching a nerve?

Yes: Injury to any soft tissue including muscle can lead to pressure on surrounding nerves. ...Read more

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I need to know if something is serious. I have random pains out of no where? I also have a lumpknot in right boob my praticioner said a swollen muscle

I need to know if something is serious. I have random pains out of no where? I also have a lumpknot in right boob my praticioner said a swollen muscle

Breast lump: At your young age the chances of having a serious/malignant breast issue is very low. Most likely a fibroadenoma however it should be worked up. You might want to see a breast specialist/surgeon and get their opinion. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My area in the right side crease where our thigh meets (on back side).I have 1 small lump may be a swollen muscle? Its only on right side.

It can be lipoma: I am not sure exactly what it is. If only one side, it can be lipoma. Suggest that you talk to your doctor so that he/she can take a look. ...Read more

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What is the difference in a muscle knot, and a swollen muscle? I have had a hard knotted/swollen sore oblique/ab for months that is not healing.

What is the difference in a muscle knot, and a swollen muscle? I have had a hard knotted/swollen sore oblique/ab for months that is not healing.

Get checked: The "swollen" muscle could be from spasm (think Charlie horse) or a growth in the muscle. Can't tell from your info, but your report that this condition started months ago & causes soreness is concerning. You need a clinician to examine you. You may need imaging or even a biopsy, but maybe only physical therapy. Do get checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Swollen muscle on the forearm just before the wrist. A nurse has prescribed a tubigrip without seeing the swelling. The swelling has been there 3 week?

Swollen muscle on the forearm just before the wrist. A nurse has prescribed a tubigrip without seeing the swelling. The swelling has been there 3 week?

Muscle Mania: The mechanism of potential injury plays an important roll in the subsequent management. Without a better understanding of the nature of the injury it is impossible to recommend management other than to say ice is always a good starting point for acute swelling due to an injury. Protect the skin against frostbite and if persistent disability seek an examination. ...Read more

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Doctor, two nights ago I noted that I have a swollen muscle in the lower part of my back on the left hand side. I do not feel any pain?

Might be old injury?: Might be an old injury, OR might be something else.

Injuries is usually cause swelling, along with redness, tenderness, and heat. These are signs of healing in progress. If the swollen muscle is not tender/painful, it could be from an OLD injury.

It might also be a cyst, a fatty tumor, or something else. It is hard to guess without seeing it.

If you're concerned see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in forearm lifting something. I felt a pull in my arm. Slept that and woke up and my whole forearm was swollen. Put ice on it for 2 stra?

Pulled a muscle in forearm lifting something. I felt a pull in my arm. Slept that and woke up and my whole forearm was swollen. Put ice on it for 2 stra?

R/O biceps: If u were lifting something rather heavy and felt pull or 'pop' and pain and bruising is felt in lower arm or front of elbow (antecubital fossa) then a biceps strain or rupture should be ruled out.@ age 54 this can happen and generally needs to be re-attached or u will lose elbow flexion strength and much supinating (palming up) power. See your ors.' other' strains rice...! ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

Swollen arm muscles: First step in treatment is to discontinue the cause and rest for the arm. Cold compresses for the first few days will prevent more swelling. Therafter, warm compresses will induce reabsorption of tissue fluid that caused the swelling. ...Read more

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What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

Swollen arm: Elevate arm, pain releaf, depending on cause of swelling, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell & landed on my shoulder, I feel pain in muscles behind my shoulder when I try to raise my arm in a certain position, a bit swollen what is it?

Shoulder trauma: From a fall can cause a fracture, a sprain of the acromioclavicular joint, a dislocation or subluxation of the glenohmeral joint, a soft tissue injury of the inside or outside muscles of the shoulder or of the large muscles in the neck the attach near the shoulder and many other more detailed injuries, or can cause bruising pain and swelling. If pain & motion is an issue seek evaluation in person ...Read more

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My right arm pit has a bigger muscle then the left. I'm also a righty. It's the middle of the pit. I don't feel any cyst or swollen gland. Muscle?

My right arm pit has a bigger muscle then the left. I'm also a righty. It's the middle of the pit. I don't feel any cyst or swollen gland. Muscle?

That's the pits...: Make sure it's the muscle. Contract the chest muscle while feeling the armpit and see if it is really a muscle. Do this pushing against a wall. Then push down on a table with your elbow and feel for a muscle. Then you can compare muscle to fat. If you're a righty and do a lot of heavy work then it could just be the muscle, but if it feels like anything else, especially if lumpy, see your doctor. ...Read more

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SLEPT ON MY ARM WOKE UP TO A SWOLLENING HARD KNOT ON ARM, TINGLING IN ARM, AND MUSCLE PULLED FEELING TO ARM WHAT COULD THIS BE? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

SLEPT ON MY ARM WOKE UP TO A SWOLLENING HARD KNOT ON ARM, TINGLING IN ARM, AND MUSCLE PULLED FEELING TO ARM WHAT COULD THIS BE? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Wait to see: Sounds like you have some irritation of one of the nerves in the arm due to pressure Most of the times feeling returns and swelling goes away after a while and you will be fine If it does not go away then consult your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

Rupture muscle: Biceps tendon tears can be either partial or complete.
A complete tear of the long head at its attachment point in the glenoid. Partial tears. Many tears do not completely sever the tendon.
Complete tears. A complete tear will split the tendon into two pieces. ...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