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Have sore bruise on armpit. Taking azathioprine for crohn's disease. Side effect of medicine?

I have a small bruise under my armpit which I have had for weeks (approx 5) but wont seem to go away. My armpits have also been sore but nothing too painful. I have crohn s disease with moderate symptoms and am taking azathioprine . I was wondering if this bruise is something to worry about; if I am lacking something and need to be taking a supplement; or maybe if it could just be a side effect of my medication?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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one of the warnings that we doctors inform patients about using azathioprine is skin cancer and cancer of lymph nodes called lymphoma.
as you have developed a bruise in the armpit it could be the side effect of the drug you are taking
i would suggest that you are seen by your physician to have a review and do some tests
hope have helped to answer your query
get well soon.
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