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What causes swelling on right side just below armpit?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: I have swelling on my right side just below my arm pit, tender to the touch.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Infection or abscess.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Can you please attach a photo of it so I can give more precise answer?
Swelling and tenderness usually is caused by an inflammation or abscess. If its below the armpit where you have hairs, hair follicle inflammation and infection could cause such abscess.
Abscess should also cause hand arm pain and fever.
It is necessary to incise and drain such abscess. Please consult general surgeon.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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What causes swelling on right side just below armpit?

Brief Answer: Infection or abscess. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Can you please attach a photo of it so I can give more precise answer? Swelling and tenderness usually is caused by an inflammation or abscess. If its below the armpit where you have hairs, hair follicle inflammation and infection could cause such abscess. Abscess should also cause hand arm pain and fever. It is necessary to incise and drain such abscess. Please consult general surgeon. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.