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Suggest Treatment For Swelling In The Lower Part Of The Armpit

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Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2017
Question: I have my right armpit lower portion swollen is it something serious to see a doctor immediately?
But my left armpit is fine
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not an emergency

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Right armpit lower portion that is swollen may either be breast tissue or lymph node. At your age, its most probably not emergency.

I need more details about the swelling to be better able to help you.
Is it painful on touch?
Is it soft or hard to touch?
Since how long has it been there?
It is moving on touching?
Any cut, infection or pain in nearby structures?

An inflamed lymph node due to surrounding skin or breast infection is the usual cause of such swelling. An examination by a doctor or surgeon can help find the diagnosis.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (55 minutes later)
Pain is there but very little and it's soft to touch today morning onwards I have noticed and it's not moving on touching no cut or infection but I am approaching my periods so I have PMS
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems accessory breast tissue

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

This is probably accessory breast tissue or tail of breast that is inflamed due to PMS. I would suggest that you wait and watch until your periods are over. If it regresses then it is proves to be breast.

If it does not regress after periods then you may see your doctor.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (9 minutes later)
Ok thank you for your suggestion
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are most welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thank you very much for posting your health query here on HealthcareMagic.com , I am delighted to have been of help to you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Treatment For Swelling In The Lower Part Of The Armpit

Brief Answer: Not an emergency Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. Right armpit lower portion that is swollen may either be breast tissue or lymph node. At your age, its most probably not emergency. I need more details about the swelling to be better able to help you. Is it painful on touch? Is it soft or hard to touch? Since how long has it been there? It is moving on touching? Any cut, infection or pain in nearby structures? An inflamed lymph node due to surrounding skin or breast infection is the usual cause of such swelling. An examination by a doctor or surgeon can help find the diagnosis. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee