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can a cat scratch cause me to have pain in the under arm?

By Anonymous October 17, 2014 - 7:17am
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I have had armpit pain for 2 days, I thought I pulled a muscle or something. I awoke at 3a.m. and got to filling under my arm and felt a large grape size mass. I am 55 and gone throught menopause. I have been reading some of the comments and notice where you ask did you get scratched by a cat. Well I was petting my cat last Saturday about 4 days ago and she did get me good on my left thumb, it very sore could this be affection me with having the pain and the lump in my armpit? I have called my gyno. this morning, and waiting on a call back.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for coming to us with your concern about a painful lump in your armpit. So glad that you have called your gynecologist. Please keep us updated on what your doctor says.

There are lymph nodes, called axillary lymph nodes, located in our armpits. Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, and are located throughout our bodies. They are an important part of the immune system and can become inflamed or swollen in response to an infection.


October 17, 2014 - 8:52am
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