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Long lump in armpit

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Abscess: If u hv had seb.Cyst b4, now have a firm, ropey, warm tender area, chances r this is related. Very common is a condition called hiradenitis supporti... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can examine: Lumps in the armpit skin of a young adult can be due to ingrown hairs or blocked oil (sebaceous) glands. Occasionally, they are blocked pores, filling... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: The doctor examining you is in the best position to make these decisions. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing what they are there for, fighting in... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Hanson
Radiology 44 years experience
Surgical excision: Most small lumps in the armpit, particularly if superficial, are sebaceous cysts due to a damaged hair follicle. Unless they become large and botherso... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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 36 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 50 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
See your Dr.: This suggests that cephalexin helped but some of the bacteria causing the lump survived and the infection was not fully eliminated.There are 2 possibl... Read More
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