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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

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 it mean if you have really dark armpits?

What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighter-colored people. Many areas of the body have hyperpigmentation for one cave-man-related reason or another. It doesn't sound like an infection, ringworm, nor any other condition that you need to treat. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your armpit hurts?

What does it mean when your armpit hurts?

Could be: Muscle soreness from overuse/or exercisizing. Could also be an infection of the skin or hair follicles. ...Read more

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I'm having sticky pain under my right armpit what does that mean?

THIS ia an: Unusual complaint. If it continues have a doctor look at it. ...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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If armpits start smelling when before they didn't (and I shower daily), what can this mean? My diet, exercise, sleep, and stress all good to excellent

If armpits start smelling when before they didn't (and I shower daily), what can this mean? My diet, exercise, sleep, and stress all good to excellent

Under arms: Underarm odor is caused by certain glands in the arm pits. It's natural to have a certain amount of odor and sweat in this area. Excessive odor may be caused by medications or over the counter supplements. Infection may also cause increased odor and pain. ...Read more

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I'm lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. What's that mean?

I'm lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. What's that mean?

See your doctor: It might not mean much of anything, but darkening skin under the armpits can be a sign for neurofibromatosis. You should see your family practice physician and discuss symptoms. ...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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What does it mean when your armpits have a odor even with deodorant on? How can I get rid of the odor or prevent it from getting an odor?

What does it mean when your armpits have a odor even with deodorant on? How can I get rid of the odor or prevent it from getting an odor?

Ask a friend: Ask someone you can trust to tell you if you REALLY have a problem. It may be less conspicuous than you fear. You can try an antiperspirant + apply a little baking powder. ...Read more

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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?

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 does it mean when I keep getting a re occuring rash on my armpit?

What does it mean when I keep getting a re occuring rash on my armpit?

Contact allergy: Maybe from a deodorant allergy or even a yeast infection. Some bugs love to bite at that area as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

Mult possibilities: There are many possible causes of pain in the axilla (armpit). Could be from strenuous activity, leading to muscle strain in the region, or could be from trauma. Sometimes you may not even remember bumping yourself in that region. Additionally, should be from a hair that was cut incorrectly or a pimple or a bump there. If does not resolve after a couple of weeks, see your md for an examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean if non-salty sweat drips out my armpits every time I play online poker?

What does it mean if non-salty sweat drips out my armpits every time I play online poker?

One possibility: If you are sodium deficient, things which normally would taste salty may no longer taste salty until you raise your sodium to normal. There is no known medical disorder which causes salt-free perspiration, to my knowledge. Perhaps you should try fantasy football. ...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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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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What does it mean that my 11yr old son has armpit hair?

What does it mean that my 11yr old son has armpit hair?

Most likely normal: Does he have any other signs of entering puberty (enlarging testicles, pubic hair, etc.)? Usually these happen a little earlier than arm pit hair, but it can be variable. 11 years old for a boy is generally not too early to cause worry. ...Read more

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What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both armpits are swollen, and swore with little red bumps?

What does it mean if both armpits are swollen, and swore with little red bumps?

Folliculitis: That's a folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles caused by bacteria or yeast (or a combination). Topical antibiotics never work on these, in my experience; you're going to need an oral antibiotic, which your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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Could armpit infection mean you are prone to temporary diabetes or permanent diabetes?

Could armpit infection mean you are prone to temporary diabetes or permanent diabetes?

Not necessarily.: Infections, including in the armpits, can arise without underlying diabetes. Diabetics are, indeed, more prone to infections but having one does not mean you have diabetes or that you are prone to it. Simply treat the infection. ...Read more

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I'm really worried about the bruise I got on my armpit it looks like a centipede does it mean im being sucked by centipede? Pls help,

I'm really worried about the bruise I got on my armpit it looks like a centipede does it mean im being sucked by centipede? Pls help,

Doubt it is: The bleeding in the axils can take many forms. I don't think there is a centipede there at all. You could have your physician clarify ...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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Gland under armpit hurts. Just getting over acute mastoiditis. Are they related? Does that mean its coming back? Didn't have it before.

Gland - lymph node: Lymph nodes enlarge during infection, part of your body's host defense against infection. If you don't have a fever, it is likely just doing its job, ma'am. If you have fever, redness, or difficulty moving your arm around, see your doctor. The lymph node may need a little help. ...Read more

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Does a painless lymph node under the armpit always mean cancer? I'm a bit worried because what seems to be a lymph node under my armpit is painless.

Does a painless lymph node under the armpit always mean cancer? I'm a bit worried because what seems to be a lymph node under my armpit is painless.

No: The overwhelmingly vast majority of palpable lymph nodes don't represent cancer in the node. That said, you should consult your doctor if you continue to be concerned. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

What does it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes in both armpits?

Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more

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What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.

What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.

Hard to say!: How long has this been going on? You may be causing irritation from shaving, a harsh soap, or scented soap, cream, detergent or deodorant. This can cause lymph nodes to swell Use unscented products, no fabric softener. Shave only after using a shaving cream or lotion (unscented) to soften, and don't use a dull blade. If the problem does not go away with these measures, see a doc to find out why ...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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Swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One red and one not. What does it mean if the red one is more sensitive?

Swollen lymph nodes in both armpits. One red and one not. What does it mean if the red one is more sensitive?

Probable infection: Tender, swollen red lymph nodes usually indicate an infection. Under the arm may be due to an infected hair follicle. See a doctor to determine if antibiotics might be required. ...Read more