Dear Anonymous, ones armpit is a sensitive area of the body containing nerves,
blood vessels, and lymph nodes. So it is not uncommon to experience discomfort
and pain in the armpit. The pain can range from mild to severe and is often the
result of an infection, inflammation, or irritation. You do not make mention of
any lumps in your armpit. If there is a lump present, it could be a cyst,
infection or fatty growth. There is also the possibility that it may be a sign
of cancer, however, with the pain lasting for more than 12 months, you would
have noticed a lump (hard and immobile). With the absence of a lump, it would,
in most probability, not be cancerous. Pain is always a sign that something is
not right. Therefore, it is advised that you visit your doctor for a thorough
physical examination and possible tests to determine the cause so that
effective treatment can be instituted. (MCH).
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