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I have a lump in my armpit that hurts

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Skeete
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Lymphnode swelling: Most likely an inflamed lymph node but it could also be an abscess or most concerningly a breast lump. I'd advise seeing your doctor and having an ult... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Local infection : It is common for a hair follicle to get infected here. Cancers do not start this abruptly and they do not start painful or red like infections do. An ... Read More
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Just one?: Is it sore, how big is it? It could be a lymph node or an abcess/boil.
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Lymphnode/abscess/TB: We need your gender? If the lump is sore,it could be an abscess. If you are a female,and lump not painful,you also need to check for breast lumpS. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: There are a number of glandular structures in that area along with lymph nodes.The glands that support sweating & odor production can become infec... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to di... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get evaluation: Lumps involving breast/ arm pit should be medically evaluated. Take care.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on tha... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lymphoma unlikely: It is not feasible to say what it is, without examining you. However, if it has been there for 4 years and no other lumps have appeared, it is highly ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doc: Although this may just be from an inflamed hair follicle, it is best that you get this checked out if it has failed to heal after 2 wks have passed.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: This is an infection or the apocrine sweat glands and there are multiple glands. The infection can effect other glands.

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