A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have a small round lump about the size of a pea under the skin of my underarm its painless but should i get it checked?

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Dr. Helen Gray
12 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Most likely it is just an enlarged lymph node. If its been there for a short time you would most likely be ok with waiting an seeing if it goes away within the next week. If it becomes painful, swollen, res or you develop fevers then be seen sooner. If its been there a while then consider having it eyeballed by a doctor.
Answered on Dec 22, 2012
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