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Swollen Or Sore Armpit Glands
I have a swollen gland in my armpit. I am constantly touching it. Now it is sore. Can a gland get sore and more swollen by constantly touching it?
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
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
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
Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?
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
Sore throat. Swollen gland on right side. Very tired. Deep cough. Sore. Hives on left arm and right foot and leg. Feel like I'm drowning when I lay?
How can you tell if its a swollen sweat gland or lymp node under arm? Its tender and swollen. How do you tell what it is?
Hard to distinguish: It could be a cyst or a swollen node. May need medical assessment to distinguish the two. ...Read more
Swollen glands sore throat, dr says I have something wrong with muscles in neck and now arm took blood work for magnisam and a breath test. What is it?
Tests: It is impossible for me to tell. Wait till your doctor gets the lab results and he should be able to give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
A cold sore in my nose made my gland under my neck swell. Today I have a sore lump at the bottom of my armpit close to my breast - are they related?
See internist: This may represent a serious problem with your lymphatics. Infections with a viral illness can cause this but often seen with malignancies. Have it checked out! ...Read more
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
My partner has sore gland under armpit no swellng and hsnt changed only got it when he started boxing?
Ok: This occurs due to a blocked oil or sweat gland, or possibly a lymph node. Try applying hot compress twice a day. If it gets large, painful or inflamed - may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more
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
Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.
My previous question was about a sore on my armpit and all I was told was it is a lymp node but it isn't swollen it is almost eating away the skin.
Bottom line: Is that we are providing best input we can with info provided. If you have a necrotizing lesion - you need medical evaluation as opposed to medical education format that is currently offered on healthtap. ...Read more
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
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
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?
I think I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit. It's a little sore and showed up a few days ago. I haven't been sick recently but my family has.
Infections: Look over your whole arm - checking for breaks in the skin. Sometimes even the smallest breaks in the skin can lead to infections or swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more
What could a swollen lymph node that is also very sore mean? I woke up the other morning with a lymph node under my left armpit that was sore n larger
Lymphadenitis: Probably is lymphadenitis so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Swollen sore lump under right armpit. I feel stuffy in the head. Should I be concerned about this lump? How long should I wait before dr visit?
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
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
I have aching sore armpit at the top of the side chest bone in the hollow when I move in certain positions feels slightly swollen and the bone is sore?
Do you exercise or lift weight? Do you do repetitive movement involving Upper Arm?
Appears you have Musculoskeletal pain/Strain. Rx Anti inflammatory like Advil/ Aleve (naproxen) etc. As long as you do not have a beginning of sore (an Abscess from Infected hair follicles) you will be fine. ...Read more
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?
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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