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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

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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Excruciating pain by underarm (under skin). Can't recall any bruises/falls whatsoever. (recently waxed) causes?

Excruciating pain by underarm (under skin). Can't recall any bruises/falls whatsoever. (recently waxed) causes?

Cysts vs abscess vs : You may have an infected cyst, an abscess or just an imbedded hair follicle. You may try a common pain reliever but i advise a face to face doctor visit to see if you need a minor surgical procedure to open lesion. ...Read more

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Very sore painful bruised like lumps under my armpit. How do I treat this?

Very sore painful bruised like lumps under my armpit. How do I treat this?

Could: Be from reaction to your deodorant, to infected glands (h. Suppurativa). To lymphoma, to sarcoidosis. You should have these checked by doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

Allergy?: If you have a rash, i would consider an allergy...Bruising is from scratching...Stop deodorant for a week, use Hydrocortisone and see what happens. If no relief, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Unlikely. Abscess?: What you describe is very typical of an abscess. Cancer at that location is super-duper rare in teenagers. If it hurts, it's probably an abscess. Good idea to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing

Why when I get out of the shower my going to have to bruises underneath my left and right armpit? I have some on my back near my shoulders? I tried to get it off with warm water because it didn't look like the normal bruise but it kept reappearing

Skin color changes: Hi Rachel229 Skin discoloration can happen after superficial bleeding caused by trauma, but it can also result from allergic responses (most common under your eyes) or from some forms of skin cancer (check with a practitioner if it persists) or some infections. So...maybe not a bruise, and I would suggest seeing your own practitioner. ...Read more

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I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

Bruise ? trauma: Have you had any trauma? do you paly with your boyfriend? Have you fallen. I am not sure this is important but would be good to know the cause. sometimes a vein will rupture spontaneously. Time should resolve this problem. ...Read more

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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.

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

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