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Keep getting armpit pain, bruised feeling sore to the touch. Been to dr 2x's and no answers but didn't do tests. No lumps that can be felt.

Keep getting armpit pain, bruised feeling sore to the touch. Been to dr 2x's and no answers but didn't do tests. No lumps that can be felt.

Armpit: If your pain hasn't resolved, there are a few tests that can be considered. One is an ultrasound of the armpit to look for fluid collections or enlarged lymph nodes. Also, an xray of the area is reasonable to evaluate the shoulder joint and the ribs in that region. If no abnormality is detected, it may be related to a muscle strain or tendonitis. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Armpit feels bruised sore to touch. Comes & goes every couple weeks. Been to dr 2x's and they have no answers but didn't do tests. No lumps just sore.

Inflamed glands?: You may be in the early stages of a condition called hydradenitis suppurativa. It's a condition that is connected to immune system disregulation and hormone cycles. Find a doctor that can get to a good diagnosis, but in the meantime try reading this information: http://robbwolf.Com/2012/04/09/putting-hidradenitis-suppurativa-remission-paleo/. ...Read more

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Im really worried about the bruise i got on my armpit it looks like a centipede does it mean im being sucked by centipede? pls help,

Im really worried about the bruise i got on my armpit it looks like a centipede does it mean im being sucked by centipede? pls help,

Doubt it is : The bleeding in the axils can take many forms. I don't think there is a centipede there at all. You could have your physician clarify ...Read more

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I have bruise lines on my inner thighs and also on my armpits. These lines are around 1/4 inch wide and 1.5 inches long. No Pain or Itch. Any Advice?

I have bruise lines on my inner thighs and also on my armpits. These lines are around 1/4 inch wide and 1.5 inches long. No Pain or Itch. Any Advice?

Straie?: Are you certain they are bruises? Straie, or stretch marks can often appear in the areas you have mentioned. They usually develop after periods of rapid weight change or with certain medical conditions of metabolism. They are usually slightly depressed, of dark red or purple color, are painless and do not change much in size or color. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have a lot of bruising under my armpits and legs. What can it be?

I have a lot of bruising under my armpits and legs. What can it be?

Bruising: Easy bruising is also referred to as purpura simplex. However, frequent and unexplained bruising can also be a sign of something more serious, such as a blood clotting disorder or a blood disease, so contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. ...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


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more