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recurring lump in armpit

A 35-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.
Dr. Ramatsobane Martha Ledwaba
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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

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
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
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Hanson
43 years experience Radiology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
It may be: Yes cancerous lumps can be painful in the armpit but a lump in the armpit is usually due to infected gland, and rarely cancerous.
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