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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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I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm?

I've been having very bad vein pain in left arm and today it's gotten to the point where I cannot extend my arm?

Don't understand: I am not sure that I understand what you are describing. However, if you have a medical issue that does not allow for this movement would show it to your parents. They can contact your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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There is a sharp pain in upper armpit with noticeable vein? 5 days.

Underarm pain: A cerebrovascular accident, heartburn, peripheral artery disease, neuropathy issues or a swollen underarm lymph node can cause sharp, shooting pain in your armpit area. The pain is not a disease in itself but a sign that alerts you to a number of different issues within your body. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Swollen vein underneath my armpit is bothering me. What could it be?

Swollen vein underneath my armpit is bothering me. What could it be?

Needs evaluation.: It is not normal to have a swollen vein under your armpit (axilla). It could be nothing more than enlargement due to inflammation but it can also be a sign of something more significant. You need to be evaluated by vein specialist or vascular surgeon and you may need a venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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Pronounced veins in chest and armpits are sore. What does this mean?

Pronounced veins in chest and armpits are sore. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: But any time there is something newly discovered to be on the safe side the best would be to go to see a physician and get a piece of mind... ...Read more

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I have a long lump in my armpit its think like a vein. I have a seberoues cyst I popped my self this long one is not the same what can it be?

I have a long lump in my armpit its think like a vein. I have a seberoues cyst I popped my self this long one is not the same what can it be?

Abscess: If u hv had seb. Cyst b4, now have a firm, ropey, warm tender area, chances r this is related. Very common is a condition called hiradenitis supportiva... Basically, it means u happen to be an unlucky person who's sweat glands plug easily & on top of that get infected. Start w warm compresses now. Do not try to "pop" or cut urself! If area bigger tmw see dr! & deodorant, no antiperspirant. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

I'm a 23 year-old female with a painful hard vein in my armpit. Why could this be and what can I do about it? Could this have to do with breastfeeding even though the painful vein is a good distance from the breasts?

In: In a patient who is actively breast feading a palpable lump or cord can be indicative of a clogged duct. This condition is treatable by your physician or lactation consultant. However, if there is an identifiable "vein", your assessment may be correct. Regardless, you should report this to your primary doctor or your ob/gyn physician. Depending on their assessment, an ultrasound can be very helpful to futher evaluate whether it is a vascular issue or breast duct issue. ...Read more

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I have a patch of blue skin at back of armpit on right arm. Looks like the same colour as veins. Been like this for 7+ years. Any idea what it is?

I have a patch of blue skin at back of armpit on right arm. Looks like the same colour as veins. Been like this for 7+ years. Any idea what it is?

Check it out: It depends on the size and the color and if its changing at all, need to be checked by a doctor esp its you noticed just 7 years ago. It might be a blue colored mole but it can be somethings else depending on the exam
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Had cellulitis in armpit region and a boil which was lanced. Now I have what looks like a bulged vein ultrasound did not detect anything what is it.

Had cellulitis in armpit region and a boil which was lanced. Now I have what looks like a bulged vein ultrasound did not detect anything what is it.

Hard to say: Really need a pic. Most likely is just some residual inflamed/indurated tissue, or possibly a small hematoma where it was lanced which should get better with appropriate antibiotics and time. See your doc if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

1wk after 10 blood draws w venflon in antecubital space after extreme tourniquet, veins right under armpit hurt a lot not constantly no redness. Why?

Veinous inflammation: The antecubital vein which was probably the target of the blood draw runs up towards the armpit where it joins other veins. You may have had a small blood clot where the needle was placed that then traveled up to your armpit. It will dissolve on its own. Or the pressure on the vein from the repeated tourniquet may have stretched and inflamed it. Ouch. Very sorry about your ordeal. ...Read more

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I have a pronounced azygos vein running fro below my right armpit over my ribs. There is no pain or discomfort, but it appeared without "notice" and i?

I have a pronounced azygos vein running fro below my right armpit over my ribs. There is no pain or discomfort, but it appeared without "notice" and i?

Azygos vein: The azygos vein transports blood from the posterior walls of the thorax and abdomen into the superior vena cava. The anatomy of this blood vessel can be quite variable. Distention of this may be due to superior vena caval syndrome. See a vascular surgeon and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Collateral veins: Non specific and would need an exam but could be related to central vein blockage. Bodybuilder can get them. Would follow up with md. ...Read more

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Help? I have visible veins not so blue on my right breast and my both hands, 2 inches below from my armpit can it be a some serious symptom?

Help? I have visible veins not so blue on my right breast and my both hands, 2 inches below from my armpit can it be a some serious symptom?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have visible veins not so blue on my right breast and my both hands, 2 inches below from my armpit can it be a some serious symptom?

Any advice? I have visible veins not so blue on my right breast and my both hands, 2 inches below from my armpit can it be a some serious symptom?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. Hand veins are due to similar reasons. ...Read more

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I exclusively pump milk for son. I noticed a gland under my armpit No lump jus feels like a rolling vein or something. Is it a lymph node swollen?

I exclusively pump milk for son. I noticed a gland under my armpit No lump jus feels like a rolling vein or something. Is it a lymph node swollen?

Could be?: It is possible and could be a location for a lymph node. Without a physical exam it's hard for me to say exactly what it is. So glad you are getting that good breast milk for your baby! My other questions would be... Is the lump sore or tender? Is there any redness overlying? Does it move with your finger? Or does it seem to be " fixed" Do you have a family history of breast cancer? ...Read more

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Right sided venous tos with dvt. Visible veins on left shoulder and armpit area. Doppler didn't show any obstruction on the left side. Can it be trusted?

Right sided venous tos with dvt. Visible veins on left shoulder and armpit area. Doppler didn't show any obstruction on the left side. Can it be trusted?

TOS/DVT: An ultrasound of the upper extremity is not as accurate as one done of the lower extremity. If in doubt as to the diagnosis, then a CTA with the venous phase would be more accurate in diagnosing upper extremity compression symptoms. ...Read more

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Fair skinned. Part-time breast feeding 3.5 mos. Armpit swelling & can now suddenly see more blue veins across my chest & shoulders. Cancer?

Fair skinned. Part-time breast feeding 3.5 mos. Armpit swelling & can now suddenly see more blue veins across my chest & shoulders. Cancer?

Nah: The blue veins are typical for breastfeeding moms, your superficial veins are expanding to provide more blood flow to the area. I had these too while I was nursing. As far as the armpit swelling, I need more detail to understand the significance of this, are there painful bumps? Overall swelling? I suggest you followup with your primary care doc on the armpit swelling soon. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home for vericose vein pain?

Is there anything I can do at home for vericose vein pain?

Yes,: The conservative treatment (see www. Gorenveincenter. Com) consists of leg elevation (ankle higher than the level of the heart) and knee level compression stockings during the day. If overweight try to lose weight and walk a lot. Shower in the evenings only! Se the above website, all is there for u to read! ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more