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A 33-year-old female asked:

Does a mammo check the armpit area? i am 33 and recently had a mammo to check some lumps in breast...turned out to be fine, however the past 2 weeks ii feel like there is a lump under my left armpit...i am due for my period in a few days and also feel li

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
See MD: Nothing substitutes for an exam by your doctor. You should see him/her asap. Breast tissue may occur in the armpit area. Just ask any nursing mom. So a careful clinical exam of this area is very important...
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
A mammogram: may include a portion of the armpit(i.e. axilla) tissue, but it is certainly not most of it. If you feel an armpit lump, you should see your clinician to have it checked out.
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Last updated Oct 22, 2018

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