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i have a lump under my armpit and it hurts

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hidradenitis ?: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, under breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Hydradanitis: A common cause for swelling in armpit is hydradanitis which is inflammation and or infection of axillary sweat gland
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to be seen: and examined, start with your primary doctor, could be a lymph node reacting to an infection in the area, best wishes
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe infected: Lumps in the armpit skin of a teen or adult can be due to ingrown hairs or blocked oil (sebaceous) glands. Occasionally, they are blocked pores, filli ... 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 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 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 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 male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph Node: yoy should have this evaluated soon by your physician.
A 24-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 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 member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Could be a: Swollen, tender lymph node or an abscess.
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Abscess?: There are a few thoughts. First of all how long have you had this? Change in size? Well could be a collection of infection or an abscess. Could be a ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: We need more history to find out your risk like age, family hx etc.
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 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cyst?: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes t ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience Family Medicine
The Big O: Likely an "otitis" or infection of the ear...Either the external canal or possibly behind the eardrum or middle ear. The bump is most likely a small ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Glibicky
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: Many causes, you may need doctor's exam first.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plan. : Just carefully check yourself out at armpit. Sometimes shaving causes some small irritating or scratches and pain afterwards. You can use bacitracin o ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lump By Rib: Such lumps have to diagnosed by doing a clinical examination because the consistency and the margins of the lump felt on palpation itself help to diag ... Read More
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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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
Angiolipoma: This is a painful tumor of the skin that can be excised. Go see your dermatologist.
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