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A 38-year-old female asked:

i have a painful armpit lump?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: There are a number of glandular structures in that area along with lymph nodes.The glands that support sweating & odor production can become infected. The lymph glands in that area service the skin & structures of that arm and shoulder. These can enlarge with local skin irritation, infections or other issues. An exam is likely needed to sort this out.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a painful hard lump between my armpit and breast, what could this be?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Several things: It could be an infected hair, a lymph node, an early lipoma (usually benign fatty tumor). If it persists over a few days have it examined by your doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:

I have a very painful lump in my armpit?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Cyst?: There are few possibilties. See a dermatologist to examine you and recommend treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:

I have painful, non moving lump on armpit! could this be cancerous?

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Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
It depends.: Hi roula1. A tender nonmoving lump may be anything from a completely noncancerous swollen lymph node to a more serious cancerous growth. If concern exists, i would recommend having the lump evaluated in person by a doctor. For a more definitive answer, an ultrasound or biopsy of the lump may be performed. Thanks for contacting healthtap.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a very painful lump under my right armpit. Its about the side of a walnut. I just popped up what is its?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Infection: probably should be drained cultured and biopsied asap
A female asked:

My right armpit has a lump and it is a little painful but it's not swelling. When I got the lump, both of my armpits smelled bad, it's sweet & foul.

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Get checked : Infections abscesses hidradentis cysts can all give you lumps under your arms. It so can enlarged lymph nodes. See your MD for help

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