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What does pain under your armpit mean?

What does pain under your armpit mean?

Underarm Pain: The area under the arm is rich in sweat glands. Increased pain in this area may be due to blocked sweat glands causing a cyst. Any pain or swelling under the arm should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Does upper left back/shoulder pain and pain under armpit mean heart issues? Had an echocardiogram a year ago and was fine. Could it be anxiety?

Does upper left back/shoulder pain and pain under armpit mean heart issues? Had an echocardiogram a year ago and was fine. Could it be anxiety?

Depends: Anxiety could absolutely be a cause of pain at different sites of the body. A cardiac etiology is unlikely in a person of your age. Other common causes are musculoskeletal and can be related to poor posture or old injuries. ...Read more

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What does raised skin under your armpits mean ?

What does raised skin under your armpits mean ?

Thickened skin?: Thickened, dark skin under the arms is a sign of acanthosis nigricans. Acanthosis is a velvety thickening of the skin that occurs most commonly in Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) or other hormone disorders. If this is what you are describing, please see your dermatologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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My partner has just found two red hard lumps under each of his armpits, what could this mean? (he is male, 19, healthy)

Lumps in arm pits: This very common situation means that the patient may have reacted to either bacteria or fungus on his deodorant or something else that has come in contact there. Other possibilities are an allergic reaction to any product used in the under arm. Most people get better by stopping the exposure for a time. If the sores get bigger or warmer or have any abscess he will need to be seen. ...Read more

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What could a red thick bump under my armpit mean?

What could a red thick bump under my armpit mean?

Many possibilities: Could be anything from an enlarged lymph node due to infection, tumor, non-infectious inflammation, or a non-lymphatic mass. This needs to be examined by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in left chest, left armpit and left neck what does that mean?

Pain in left chest, left armpit and left neck what does that mean?

See your doctor asap: See your doctor or go to er. A cardiac cause have other causes too including musculo-skelital causes needs to be ruled out first. It could. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

See a doctor: This can mean nothing very good. There are several possibilities and all will require professional attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 20. I have a sharp pain from my right breast to my armpit what does this mean?

I'm 20. I have a sharp pain from my right breast to my armpit what does this mean?

Rib cage: Sharp,shooting pains like this often originate in the rib cage from a pinched intercostal nerve or an intercostal muscle irritation or strain. Usually the discomfort is worsened by a deep breath. Avoid further straining of the rib cage. See your Physician if fever,cough develop or if symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

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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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