U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 57-year-old female asked:

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps..bit scared of cancer?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 23, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.