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A 19-year-old female asked:

I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. what should i do?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Sounds like a cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. They are common. The biggest problem with them is they can become infected. It is likely to recurr after squeezing and usually needs excision to get rid of it. Consult your doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon to be sure.
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