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i have a big bump under my armpit

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs to be seen: In your armpit, its commonly a local skin abcess(infection). Or it could be a lymph node. Either of things should be evaluated.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Either way: Sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst/hidradenitis/ or abscess. Likely need antibiotics and excision.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infected Cyst ?: It could be an infected cyst or sweat gland infection. You should see a doctor a s a p.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Temporary: Lumps could occur from lymphatic's, or sometimes a reaction to deodorant. Other people get recurrent gland infection. If they persist, enlarge or har ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
12 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Any abnormal findings in your mouth should be evaluated by your dentist. The small bump could be a cyst or extended salivay gland; however, it also c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a doctor: It could be many things and you should see a doctor asap for treatment. Good luck from nyc.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having othe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Options: If it has been there more than 2 weeks or is growing i would suggest seeing a dentist to determine what it is.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Hidradenitis: This could be a condition called hidradenitis if it looks like an abscess or infection. Another possible cause could be a lymph node. Any lumps that m ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Get checked: it is tender ask for antbx if not see also md for possible bx to r/o cancer
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist.: Lumps are caused by different things. No way to tell on this website-i can't see the lump. Make an appointment asap to see a dentist and get it looked ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Breast tissue/glnd : In that location the most common lump would be an enlarged lymph gland. One rare possibility would be stray breast tissue. If you draw a semicircle fr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump under your chin, so i would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swoll ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hanging mole?: It is difficult to speculate as to what the lesion you are describing could be, without examining you and getting further details about it. I recommen ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Swollen lymph node: The axillary region is a "collection station" for white blood cells and other abnormal cells pegged for destruction by the lymphatic system.It could b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would encourage: Evaluation by your physician.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See your physician: If the lump is just beneath the surface of the skin it may be a cyst. If tender it may be an abscess. You may also be feeling a swollen lymph node. If ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Cyst or infection: Many reasons to develop painful lumps in underarm or axilla. Swollen lymph nodes may or may not be painful. Ingrown hairs can be uncomfortable. Cysts ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I think that this: warrants medical eval. Too many variables to know what exactly is going on in your axilla.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience Wound care
Fibroma: A small pimple like lesion that appears on the foot may be a fibroma. Fibroma are small fibrous tissues that appear either superficial to the skin or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Abscess: If pus is definitely present, the diagnosis would suggest an abscess. An evaluation by your physician or dentist would be advisable to determine and ... Read More
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