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What does it mean if you have swollen armpits and joint pain?

What does it mean if you have swollen armpits and joint pain?

Swelling in the armp: It or axilla can be a sign of lymph node involvement and arm pain associated can be a sign of infection inflammation or circulation disturbance or something more severe , if you have pain in your armpits and swollen painful arms you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

What could cause swollen armpits and joint pain?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I am tired and weak & takes naps during the day. I have joint pain and a swollen lump under my right armpit. My skin is very pale. What could this be?

I am tired and weak & takes naps during the day. I have joint pain and a swollen lump under my right armpit. My skin is very pale. What could this be?

Chronic illness: The swollen lump is likely an enlarged lymph node. In most cases, lymph nodes enlarge due to infection. In some cases, it can be as serious as cancer. You need to see your doctor. The fact that you take both Ibuprofen and Naproxen is concerning as they both can potentially cause internal bleeding leading anemia with pale skin, tiredness, and weakness as you describe. ...Read more

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Does extreme joint pain in a 78 yr old man with ipf mean the disease is progressing? His feet and ankles are also very swollen.

Does extreme joint pain in a 78 yr old man with ipf mean the disease is progressing?  His feet and ankles are also very swollen.

Heart Involvement: New onset of swollen feet and ankle in someone with ipf is suggestive of cor-pulmonale / right heart failure. This suggests that the lung disease is probably worsening and hence leading to extra strain on the right side of the heart which is now beginning to fail. ...Read more

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What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However, reumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, lupus and septic joints may all cause joint pain with swelling. Oftentimes, this complex may be caused by two or more different problems, such as heart failure and DJD together. Check w your doc. ...Read more

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What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

Joint pain: The first thing to do is see your podiatrist and determine why they are swollen. Then you will be directed what - if any -meds to take. ...Read more

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Do you need to have swollen joints to have juvenille arthritis ? Or is it possible as long as there is joint pain?

Do you need to have swollen joints to have juvenille arthritis ?  Or is it possible as long as there is joint pain?

Let me help: Pain child might not complain of joint pain, you may notice that he or she limps — especially first thing in the morning or after a nap. Swelling. Joint swelling is common but is often first noticed in larger joints like the knee. ...Read more

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What can cause terrible joint pain, along with a swollen face and eyes?

What can cause terrible joint pain, along with a swollen face and eyes?

Inflammation: You have symptoms of inflammation that may be caused by an infection or an autoimmune condition. There are other less common causes like neoplastic conditions. You definitely need to see a doctor in person to begin a work up of your condition. Expect some tests to be involved. ...Read more

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Along with joint pain (it comes and goes), I have fatigue and frequent swollen lymph 39. Just curious.. Should i be worried?

Along with joint pain (it comes and goes), I have fatigue and frequent swollen lymph 39. Just curious.. Should i be worried?

See below: I am not sure what the 39, but these symptoms can be seen a variety of conditions so it would be best if you get checked out. ...Read more

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Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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