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what does a lump under the armpit mean

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Cyst or lymph node: Lumps in the axillae/arm pit are usually sebaceous/glandular cysts or lymph nodes. The cysts will usually seem to be part of the skin or just below it ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Lumps in arm pits: This very common situation means that the patient may have reacted to either bacteria or fungus on his deodorant or something else that has come in co ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Olsen
51 years experience Psychiatry
Infection.: I wold predict that ou have a swollen lymph node deep in your armpit that you can't feel, and this is causing the pain in your breast, wither through ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Breast tissue: all people have breast tissue extending into their armpits
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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No: Armpit lumps are rather common and can be due to a number of things including insect bites, rashes, swollen glands, and breast cancer. In your age gr ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
40 years experience Transplant Surgery
May not be cancer: Breast cancer usually does not present with pain and swelling in most cases. Pain in armpit may be related to some nearby infection in hair follicle o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast specialist: Will need to be carefully evaluated by a physician who specializes in breast patholo gies.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
47 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: The lump could be a lymph node, an infection, a cysts or some other growth. Go see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: (by under arm i am assuming armpit) what you are describing sounds like lymph nodes. they can be swollen due to different reasons - most commonly swel ... Read More
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