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Why Is My Armpit Swollen
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lymph node adenopat: This can be due to inflammatory and non inflammatory causes and each has to be treated appropriately. ...Read more
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
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