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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.