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What causes pain under the armpit/side breast area?

What causes pain under the armpit/side breast area?

Hidradenitis: Inflammation of the hair follicles and sweat glands in the armpit (and with it sometimes inflammation of lymph nodes or lymphadenitis) is a common cause of pain in this area. Aside from that any irritation of the nerves in this area will result in pain. Trauma or inflammation of chest muscles is also painful ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What are the likely causes of a lump under the armpit?

Lump: The lump most probably is a lymph node or cyst, if it has been there for a long time it is proba blly of no consequence However if it is enlarging or multiplying then you need to see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What causes small lumps under the cuticle?

What causes small lumps under the cuticle?

It could be...: A localized infection from a manicure. It also could just be a hereditory issue, or mild form of a fungal irritation. Have a dermatologist examine it to find out if it's anything more serious. Sometimes systemic diseases are diagnosed by how they effect the nails. ...Read more

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What could be cause of lumps under arm from just above armpit?

Lymph nodes: The most common cause of lumps in the armpit is swelling of the lymph nodes or glands that are always there but usually small. They usually grow due to infection such as a virus or a nearby bacterial infection (even in days). The best thing is to talk to the doctor about it. Sometimes the swollen glands are only in one area, and sometimes they are in several areas or "all over". ...Read more

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What causes cysts in the breasts?

What causes cysts  in the breasts?

Nature: Many women have fibrocystic changes in their breast tissue. Fluid retention during the cycle can result in the fibrocystic tissue becoming more prominent - manifesting as cysts. Caffeine is known to promote fluid retention and cyst formation in the breast tissue. ...Read more

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What could cause a lump under the skin in my inguinal region?

What could cause a lump under the skin in my inguinal region?

Possibilities vary: Lumps under the skin could develop for various reasons. Possible reasons for what you are referring to are cysts, hernias, ingrown hair, abscess, and inflamed lymph nodes. For peace of mind, have your physician examine the area as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

Many reasons: Multiple different problems could be causing swollen glands in the armpit ranging from infection to cancer. Persistent swollen glands need to checked by a physician. ...Read more

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What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

Epidermoid cysts: The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper. ...Read more

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What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

Underarm Dermatitis: Burning in an armpit can have several causes. You may be irritating it because of your deodorant. It's wise to see a dermatologist and see if you have a contact dermatitis or some more esoteric infection such as Candida Albicans or a fungus on the hairs. ...Read more

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What cause pain under both armpit?

Sorry, no clue but: If you go to a doctor who has the advantage of being able to check under the hood of the car...or in this case, into the visible underside of your shoulder they may be able to either visualize something or feel something. Bottom line, see the doctor ...Read more

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What are the causes of painful ln enlargement on axilla?

What are the causes of painful ln enlargement on axilla?

Infection, but...: They are probably related to infections. You report having been tested for fanconi's anemia. Do you have it? Fanconi's anemia usually results in low blood counts that would increase risk of infection. These patients also are at increased risk for cancer at early age. I would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Armpit lumps: One of the common causes of the development of lumps under armpit is shaving or use of antiperspirants, as they can cause cysts and infection thus, the lump. Other causes include other types of infections, allergies, and rarely malignancy. See your local for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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What could cause rash/pimples in the armpit?

What could cause rash/pimples in the armpit?

Many things: Folliculitis, contact dermatitis (to clothes or antiperspirant); bacterial, viral or fungal infection, hyperhidrosis (sweating too much), on and on. If it is bothersome, see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes abscesses on the scrotum?

What causes abscesses on the scrotum?

Bacteria: Abscesses can occur anywhere. The causes can vary but ultimately its bacterial invasion that is responsible. ...Read more

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What is the reason for under arm cysts?

What is the reason for under arm cysts?

Dermatologist.: If recurrent it could be due to hidradenitis suppurativa which is a severe form of acne. Best to see your dermatologist for accurate assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes lumps in the sinuses?

What causes lumps in the sinuses?

Lumps?: Not sure what these lumps are? May be cysts or polyps. Caused by inflammation. Associated with allergies. ...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