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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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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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Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail.Never had joint pain.Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail.So?

Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail.Never had joint pain.Doctor said gout podatrist said  ingrown nail.So?

probable infection: I agree that it sounds like an infection from an ingrown toenail. Warm soaks and an oral antibiotic antibiotic are needed. ...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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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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Swollen hands joint pain ?

Swollen hands joint pain

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Not Sure?: Need more info to give you better direction. Possible general causes include, over use, injury, some infections or arthritis. Arthritis is a real possiblily at any age. If this keeps up, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have joint pain, swollen joints and a chronic cough, what could be the cause?

I have joint pain, swollen joints and a chronic cough, what could be the cause?

Many things: Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling. Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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