A 42-year-old female asked:
I saw my doctor last year for a swollen armpit. she advised that it was just a fat tab...but i feel like something is there...?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Jacksonanswered
Dermatology 45 years experience
Get removed: If it worries you get removed. This way you can find out absolutely. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon could remove it for you.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Barry Rosenanswered
General Surgery 36 years experience
Axillary Mass: The armpit, or axilla, can be a difficult area to examine. Common causes of swelling include enlarged lymph nodes, fatty tumors (lipomas), accessory breast tissue, etc. If you perceive that a lump is present & your dr. Cannot feel anything, a simple ultrasound may reassure both you and your dr.
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Last updated Jul 14, 2018
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