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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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About a week ago my armpit (left) got sore and swollen (lymph node). Is this mono, I think it is, but I am not sure?

No......never: It is a infection of the lymph glands of axilla.....Related to deodorant/antiperspirant use. It occurs with use of dry stick. Can be easily treated. ...By pmd.. ...Read more

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Noticed the skin near my left breast and armpit was sore, hurt and swollen. Any clue what it could be?

Noticed the skin near my left breast and armpit was sore, hurt and swollen. Any clue what it could be?

Probable infectioin: This could be an infection with a bacteria, or a virus like herpes zoster (shingles) among other things. Have your dermatologist evaluate it. ...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

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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Left breast swollen and sore for two months. Armpit swollen to. Drs can't figure out y.Breast ultrasound normal. What's wrong and what's next?

Left breast swollen and sore for two months. Armpit swollen to. Drs can't figure out y.Breast ultrasound normal. What's wrong and what's next?

Many things: Can cause your symptoms. Fibrocystic disease, infection and other entities can present this way. Primary breast cancer however is exceptionally rare in women your age. ...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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What could cause my left armpit to hurt? It is tender & swollen even for a tshirt to touch. No spots or infections and has been over 6months.

What could cause my left armpit to hurt? It is tender & swollen even for a tshirt to touch. No spots or infections and has been over 6months.

Ancillary adenitis: One possibility is axillary lymphadenitis. You need to be examined by a physician to evaluate for adenitis with emphasis on chronic causes ...Read more

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Swollen left armpit. Feels like a large pocket of water when pushed on. Tender to touch. Some left arm numbness. Help?

Swollen left armpit. Feels like a large pocket of water when pushed on. Tender to touch. Some left arm numbness. Help?

Needs eval.: Unusual symptom. Hard to explain without seeing in person. Numbness in arm makes this concerning for compression of the nerves which traverse the armpit. See your doc. ...Read more

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(FEM) Large Lump like Peas left breast, right side has small too 12 months now moves around slightly and tender no swollen lymphnode under armpit?

(FEM) Large Lump like Peas left breast, right side has small too 12 months now moves around slightly and tender no swollen lymphnode under armpit?

Sounds benign, but..: 33y/o female says, large lump like peas L breast, R breast also X 12 months, slightly mobile with no axillary lymph node. Description sounds benign but it is best to have a PCP or Gynecologist examine and make a Diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause tender multiple swollen lymph nodes on left side of body in the neck and armpit with headaches and fatigue?

What could cause tender multiple swollen lymph nodes on left side of body in the neck and armpit with headaches and fatigue?

A number of...: Processes can cause what is happening to you. Some are related to infection, some to other issues. You should see your doctor. Hope things are ok. ...Read more

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My right nipple is sore and swollen like twice the size of my left one and stays hard this started lastnight after I got a HCG/B12 shot in my left arm?

My right nipple is sore and swollen like twice the size of my left one and stays hard this started lastnight after I got a HCG/B12 shot in my left arm?

Shot unrelated: The shot you got in your left arm is unrelated to the painful swollen right nipple. See a doctor to examine your right breast. Good luck. ...Read more

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My left arm has been sore and since yesterday. Today I noticed that there was HUGE swollen spot of lymph nodes on the thumb side just below the elbow.

Lymph Nodes: That is not a typical place to find swollen lymph nodes and that isolated finding is not an obvious description of any common medical condition or infection. Without further information I cannot help with diagnosis but if it is huge swollen and worsening I would have a doctor look at it today. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphnodes under both armpits and both pecs no soreness but they are golfball size?

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

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Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Sore, painful, itchy, red and swollen armpits. Use same thing everyday, good body hygiene. What can I do other than go doctors? 21Yrs, Female.

Irritated axillae: Something is irritating your skin. An applied substance may be the culprit. Yeast can sprout there. Pores can plug. Try this - wash twice daily with antibacterial soap. Dry well. Air dry too. No deodorants. Use small amounts baby powder. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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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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?

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?

Lymphadenitis: You should get this examined, particularly if you own or have been around a cat. The tenderness is disturbing since it suggests that this is inflammatory and the source and cause of the inflammation should be investigated.
Good luck and have a nice thanksgiving. ...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 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?

Inflammation: 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

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My calves are extremely tense and sore (for a couple months) and I have what appears to be a swollen lymph node (new) in my armpit. Connected?

Not likely: Any issues with the calves should not cause an enlarged lymph node in the axilla. As I suggested earlier, it would be prudent to consult a doctor to examine the mass in the axilla. ...Read more

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Got a flu show yesterday. This morning I woke up with a sore swollen lymph node under my armpit. Is this from the shot, or should I be concerned?

Got a flu show yesterday. This morning I woke up with a sore swollen lymph node under my armpit. Is this from the shot, or should I be concerned?

Possible: Could be from the flu shot, if the site of the shot is red and swollen beyond a silver dollar, I would be concerned about a possible infection. Try to ice the arm and if no better in a day, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore to touch pain on side of breast below armpit. Thought it was bra wire but it's not. Nothing swollen or red?

Exam needed: If this tender area in your breast persists, I recommend a breast and armpit evaluation by your physician, gynecologist or a breast surgeon even in the absence of redness, swelling or a palpable lump. There could be a localised area of mastitis or a blocked duct. It is not unusual to have breast tenderness around your period time, but this doesn't appear to be the cause of your symptom. ...Read more