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Why my armpits are swollen and hurts a week before i get my period?

Why my armpits are swollen and hurts a week before i get my period?

Breast tissue: Many women have breast tissue which extends to their axillary areas (tail of spence) and experience such discomfort. Use analgesics such as Ibuprofen for the pain. If these areas are enlarging or you are uncertain about them, check with 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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What can be done for painful swollen armpit?

What can be done for painful swollen armpit?

More info. required: It depends on the cause: if the armpit is swollen because of inflamed lymph nodes, check to make sure there is not an infection or cut on your hand or fingers. If there is an infection an antibiotic may help. It will take several days for the swelling to go down. ...Read more

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I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep! any advice?

I have itchy swollen armpits that also seem to weep!  any advice?

Hidradenitis suppur: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Both axillary armpits swollen what could be the cause 30 year old man?

Both axillary armpits swollen what could be the cause 30 year old man?

Armpits swollen: See a Dr. For proper examination and therapy. For how long?, at the time it started, did you had an infection on the upper extremities?, Lymph nodes of the armpit are known as the axillary lymph nodes. They are usually not palpable (felt by touch) but may sometimes become swollen, hard and/or painful. 1. One or more lymph nodes in one or both axilla (armpit) may become swollen commonly due to : 2. Injury . 3. Localized infection in 4. Cat scratch disease Tumor in or near the lymph node. 5. Lymphoma. 6. Breast cancer Melanoma is one of the most dangerous types of skin cancer. It may metastasize (spread) to the nearby lymph nodes. 7. Brucellosis 8. Silicone breast implants Perfumes, deodorants 9. See Dr. for proper examination and therapy ...Read more

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I'm 16 and my left armpit is swollen I'm not sure what it can be, help please I'm very worried!

I'm 16 and my left armpit is swollen I'm not sure what it can be, help please I'm very worried!

Infection: You may have an infection in your axilla. Antibiotics may be needed. Try to see a doctor tomorrow before it gets larger. Might be from shaving. Change to a new blade, clean it out with old toothbrush after each use and leave in a dry location, not wet tray in shower. ...Read more

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My left armpit gets really swollen and becomes bothersome. This has been happening on/off for the past several years. What could it be?

Infection or other : Armpit swollen could be due to infection, injury or other causes, such as tumors ( breast cancer), vascular problem etc. You need to see a doctor get a completely check up with blood work. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have had a swollen armpit which looks like a fat armpit for many years. Its only in my left armpit. What could this be? It's not painful

Go to MD: You need to see your MD for a full exam. A mass occupying the axilla could be many things, including painless lymphadenopathy or a lipoma. However, it is better for you to get a physical exam so that your physician can determine whether you need a biopsy or further investigation of a medical problem. Don't wait any longer. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can giving birth cause you to have swollen armpits?

Can giving birth cause you to have swollen armpits?

Yes and no: I've seen a case where mom had some displaced breast tissue in both armpits that began to enlarge when she started to breast feed her baby.Made her quite uncomfortable till it faded when she stopped. I have never heard of it happening any other time. ...Read more

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What should I do about a lymphnode in armpit getting swollen / infected?

Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Why do I have large lumps (swollen areas) on my left side and under my armpit?

See below: It could be lymph nodes, hydradenitis supperitiva, or enlarged muscle. Without seeing you, it is hard to be definitive. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more