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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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Why do I keep getting huge bumps under my armpit that are like boils. They hurt really bad.

Why do I keep getting huge bumps under my armpit that are like boils. They hurt really bad.

Folliculitis: Could be infected hair follicles. I would be concerned about lymph nodes too. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Found two small bumps under my armpit, they do not feel sore unless i press on the smallest. I just gave birth a week ago. What are they?

Found two small bumps under my armpit, they do not feel sore unless i press on the smallest.  I just gave birth a week ago. What are they?

Lymph nodes: Congratulations you just gave birth. You noticed two small bumps in your arm pit. They are not tender but a little swollen. Since you gave birth you might be breast feeding. It is possible that your lymph nodes are swollen. Best to keep an eye on them and if they remain swollen then show them to your doctor at next visit. ...Read more

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I have a rash with bumps under my armpit. It does spit out puss it also smells really bad. It speed down my chest to my thighs and genatiles. ?

A possibility: Sound like a typical description of hidradenitis superativa, or persistent abscess-like infections usually under the armpit. Know that smoking is a common exacerbant. Multiple strategies exist to treat, including surgery, and so I would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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I broke out in puss filled bumps under my armpit I thought it was an allergic reaction but now is spreading under my breast and leg what may it be ?

I broke out in puss filled bumps under my armpit I thought it was an allergic reaction  but now is spreading under my breast and leg what may it be ?

Hidradenitis: Infection of the follicles around the hair can present with similar symptoms. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If treated early, it can prevent scarring best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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My sister is 14 years old and she said it's a bump under her armpit that hurt really bad and she said she notice the bump yesterday?

My sister is 14 years old and she said it's a bump under her armpit that hurt really bad and she said she notice the bump yesterday?

Infected cyst: it could be a lymph node,on infected cyst,either oil cyst,ot sweating gland cyst. either way she needs to see a doctor,she might need antibiotic,and possible drainage. so please take het to her doctor,or urgent care facility. ...Read more

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I have a big bump under my armpit?

I have a big bump under my armpit?

Needs to be seen: In your armpit, its commonly a local skin abcess(infection). Or it could be a lymph node. Either of things should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

Have them Checked : Sounds like lymph nodes ? Male/female don't ignore .The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy.Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare , silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...Read more

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There's a bump under my armpit that has been there for a fee weeks, it hasn't grown is that something to worry about?

May be: It could just be an ingrown hair or a skin tag. However, there are glands in the armpit too, and you don't want one of those to be swollen for more than about a week. It could also be a cyst. You probably should get checked out to make sure it isn't anything serious. ...Read more