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What Does Mild Pain In The Armpits Indicate?

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Posted on Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Question: Hi i am 29 year old female non smoker non drinker, live pretty healthy lifestyle. I have had discomfort under both my armpits, I have checked daily for a lump and can not find any, it’s more of a mild pain and it comes and goes. My menstural cycle is due in a week not sure if hats related or not but What could this be?!
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
Since the discomfort is under both sides, this may possibly be due to hormonal changes one may get before periods. If you palpate there may be mild tenderness and usually occurs in the axillary tail of the breast.
Please see if the skin is totally normal, not have any nodularity one gets is hidradenitis. This can be bilateral.
Lymph nodes are deep seated and cause discomfort only if there is infection in the drainage are.
In case of doubts, it is preferable to get a clinical examination by a Doctor, preferably a General Surgeon and get a high resolution ultrasonography to get a confirmed diagnosis or rule out certain problems as discussed above.
I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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What Does Mild Pain In The Armpits Indicate?

Brief Answer: As detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Noted the history and understood your concerns. Since the discomfort is under both sides, this may possibly be due to hormonal changes one may get before periods. If you palpate there may be mild tenderness and usually occurs in the axillary tail of the breast. Please see if the skin is totally normal, not have any nodularity one gets is hidradenitis. This can be bilateral. Lymph nodes are deep seated and cause discomfort only if there is infection in the drainage are. In case of doubts, it is preferable to get a clinical examination by a Doctor, preferably a General Surgeon and get a high resolution ultrasonography to get a confirmed diagnosis or rule out certain problems as discussed above. I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.