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i have a lump in my armpit that hurts

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Skeete
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Just one?: Is it sore, how big is it? It could be a lymph node or an abcess/boil.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 45-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 56-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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Infected node ?: We all have lymph nodes in the armpits. These can get infected. Nodes that swell can mean various things so seeing a physican is useful..They will che ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Where in the jaw?: Lumps and bumps can appear anywhere in or on the soft and/or hard tissues of the jaws. Without more information about the specific location and sympt ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Cyst?: There are few possibilties. See a dermatologist to examine you and recommend treatment.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well, rather than: Trying to guess - it is best to have the lump medically evaluated.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann McKane
22 years experience pathology
Likely infection: Breast pain (mastalgia) is not uncommon; most breast lumps are not cancer, and pain is only rarely associated with cancer. A painful lump may be cycli ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
61 years experience Rheumatology
Arm pit lump: Most likely would be an inflammed sweat gland. Probably its infected. For treatment: use a topical antibiotic and do not use anti-perspirant type deod ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Several Things: You need to see a dr. It could be an enlarged lymph node. It could be an infected sweat or sebaceous gland. The inflammation probably is affecting the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Might be lymph node,: This might be a swollen, infected lymph node or a small irritated boil or hair follicle. If it doesn't get better with topical ointment or you're sti ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Concerned: Swelling under your chin is not normal. And left untreated can put pressure on our tongue and throat, which can cause breathing complications. Please ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymph node: You need to see a surgeon quickly. It could be benign but, it is better to make sure.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Trpkovski
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: More than likely its a infected hair follicle due to shaving. You might need antibiotics or possibly small surgical intervention or biopsy if its in t ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: To have it evaluated.
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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 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You should be: At your gynecologist.....Call and get an appt.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Have your doc see it: See your primary care doctor this week - based on the history of your present issue, past medical/social/ family history, as well as a physical exam ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Could be an infected lymph node, an abscess or something else. You need to see your doctor and get it checked. If it is an abscess it needs to be drai ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Burch
27 years experience Pathology
Should check it out.: I'm unsure from your question whether the bump is on the skin or deep in the armpit. If it's deep in the armpit, then you should have your dr. Look at ... Read More
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