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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?

Infection: Pain in the armpit could be due to infected lymph node or infection in a hair follicle or sweat gland. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become uncomfortable due to tumors. You need to be examined by a physician. ...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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Im lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. Whats that mean ?

Im lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. Whats 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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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