Pain under Armpit?

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Pain under the armpit may be due to a number of issues including injury, strain, inflammation and infection or a type of a referred pain, where the cause originates in another part of the body. It may be mild to severe and may be associated with other symptoms such as a rash, bumps or lumps, tenderness, redness or swelling, muscle weakness, reduced mobility and pain in the upper extremities.

Very serious associated symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

  1. Severe bone trauma; bones that stick out of the skin.
  2. Chest pain, tightness, pressure or palpitations
  3. Paralysis.
  4. Respiratory and breathing problems, shortness of breath, labored breathing, wheezing or choking.
  5. Sudden, stabbing pain.
  6. Heavy bleeding or hemorrhaging.

There are many causes of underarm pain that have varying degrees of severity:

  1. Trauma: bone fractures, sprains, lacerations.
  2. Strain: pulled muscles, overuse injuries and sports injuries.
  3. Nerve entrapment or compression.
  4. Deep vein thrombosis.
  5. Angina.
  6. Growths: cysts, tumors.
  7. Infections: the cold, influenza, abscesses, cellulitis.
  8. Chronic disease: fibromyalgia.
  9. Allergic reactions.

Minor under arm pain will usually clear up on its own and can be managed with home care. Consult your doctor if your symptoms become persistent or worsen. They can assess your problems, make a diagnosis and recommend a course of treatment.
Q&A Related to "Pain under Armpit"
A hit ddd.
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That exact same thing happened to me when I started working out, like littlish circle spots right? I just did my best to ignore it and eventually it went away. So no need to worry
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The most obvious reason for armpit pain is that you have injured it in some way. This can include cuts, bruises or other injuries. The armpit can become irritated, but usually, the
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"Armpit pain" is most likely related to swollen underarm lymph
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Armpit Lump
An armpit lump refers to the enlargement of an underarm lymph node. Lymph nodes are small, oval-shaped glands that are located throughout the body and play an important role in the immune system. Armpit lumps may also be caused by cysts, infection, or irritation due to shaving or using antiperspirants. Lumps may feel small or be extremely visible in other cases. Seek medical attention if you have an armpit lump that gradually becomes enlarged, is not painful, or does not go away. More »
Source: healthline.com
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