A 21-year-old female asked:
hi i have a scab on my nipple and i have also found a lump under my arm pit on the same side should i be concerned?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Scholand answered
22 years experience Infectious Disease
That's a lymph node: Whatever injury occurred to the breast is 'known' to your immune system - as evidenced by the 'activation' of the lymph node. That is a garrison of your immunity- and it likely is responding. I would show this to a doctor who can make sure it's nothing more serious. Primarily we need to know 'what' happened - to understand the disease process more fully. A full family history is also necessary.
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
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