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What Does Pain Under 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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