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Doctor insights on: 3 Small Bumps Under Arm Pit That Are Painful To The Touch

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My right nipple is very painful to touch. I have two small painful bumps on my nipple. Also feel a painful bump under my right armpit. No pain in left?

My right nipple is very painful to touch. I have two small painful bumps on my nipple. Also feel a painful bump under my right armpit. No pain in left?

Infection Vs Other: You need to have your breast evaluated right away. You may have an infection or something much more serious such as a cancer. Please do not wait to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Marble size, red, painful bump under arm pit for 5 days now Quite painful. No other lumps or symptoms. Female 37y otherwise healthy. What to do.

Marble size, red, painful bump under arm pit for 5 days now Quite painful. No other lumps or symptoms. Female 37y otherwise healthy. What to do.

Abscess: It is probably an abscess. Sometimes these will settle by themselves, sometimes they need antibiotics, sometimes they need to be cut open to let pus out.
If it is quite painful it's probably time to see a doctor ...Read more

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Shaved arm pit then tender bump under arm size of small pea. Seams to be movable. Hurts when move arm. What is this.? How to treat?

Shaved arm pit then tender bump under arm size of small pea. Seams to be movable. Hurts when move arm. What is this.? How to treat?

Need to see doctor: The most common problem is an infected sebaceous gland. It may subside with antibiotics or may need to be drained. You should see your physician to evaluate it and prescribe proper management ...Read more

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I had a painful lump in my groin area that was red and painful to the touch, but it healed and now there is a bump on my butt and armpit. Should I be?

I had a painful lump in my groin area that was red and painful to the touch, but it healed and now there is a bump on my butt and armpit. Should I be?

Don't think so: These sound like small skin abscesses or possible acne. Can treat with moist heat, acne wash twice a day, benzoyl peroxide cream twice a day. If no better in 2 weeks or gets worse, see doctor. ...Read more

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Feel small bump under left armpit. When I touch it it hurts. What could this be.

Feel small bump under left armpit. When I touch it it hurts. What could this be.

Hidratenitis: Most likely you have a condition which is called hidratenitis. This usually resolves on its own, though some recommend discontinuing your antiperspirant to avoid further worsening of the symptoms. In some instances, it is severe enough to warrant antibiotic therapy, so I would recommend an evaluation with your physician if the symptoms do not resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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A painful purple bump in my armpit popped. Now there is a small hole there. Will it heal by itself or should I be worried about this?

A painful purple bump in my armpit popped. Now there is a small hole there. Will it heal by itself or should I be worried about this?

Likely ok: What you are describing is likely a small boil or abscess that burst. If this is relatively small (like the size of a pencil eraser or smaller) then there is a good chance that the body will heal this. If there is any concern though, please follow up with a doctor. Best! ...Read more

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I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

Could be: Something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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Have small bump. Under left armpit that is tender to touch. Not sure if it is mosquito nite or a lump. What could it be?

Have small bump. Under left armpit that is tender to touch. Not sure if it is mosquito nite or a lump. What could it be?

Mosquito bites: Mosquito bites would be unusual in that area. This is more likely to be an infected hair follicle, especially if you shave. If it worsens, see your pcp for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a small bump above my armpit. It is tender to the touch. Could it be malignant? Possible cancer?

Bump on armpit: If the bump is beneath your skin it's probably a reactive lymph node. Do you have any sort of issue going on with that arm, a rash or small wound? Even a small thing such as an ingrown hair can cause a lymph node to expand. Very unlikely it's cancer. Most cancers are painless early on. ...Read more

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Small, painful bump in the middle/crease of my armpit. I can feel this on my skin just by running my finger lightly over the area. Should I be worred?

Small, painful bump in the middle/crease of my armpit. I can feel this on my skin just by running my finger lightly over the area. Should I be worred?

Small infection?: You may have folliculitis, a small infection of a hair follicle. Or if you feel a little lump, you may have an abscess. Abscesses will sometimes open and drain on their own; you can use hot compresses to encourage this. If it becomes very painful and does not drain, you should see a doctor for evaluation and possible drainage if there's a boil/cyst/abscess. ...Read more

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Skin on my side burns to touch and no touch from chest to back, to btm of ribs to armpit, small white spot on side, bumps on tounge this morn no insur?

Neuritis: Sounds like you are having abnormal sensation on sides and decrease sensation on trunk. I understand you don't have insurance but you need to be evaluated by a physician asap. ...Read more

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After a strenuous workout, etcc...Next day I noticed bump on armpit. It's painful when touched, not red. Sweat gland, boil or lymph node? I did not wear deodorant during workouts.

It could be: Any of the three you mentioned but most likely folliculitis. The gland at the root of the hair is clogged and is not able to express the secretion and swell up and get infected. You may need antibiotics and warm compress. Your doctor should be able to tell you when he sees it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of pinish whit bumps on my shoulder blade just outside my under arm, they don't hurt or itch unless I touch them then they itch abit?

I have a cluster of pinish whit bumps on my shoulder blade just outside my under arm, they don't hurt or itch unless I touch them then they itch abit?

Rashes can come from: Almost anything even the heat. They are impossible to diagnose without seeing they. You will have to see the doc to find out what they are. Sorry we can not see them. ...Read more

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Bump under arm pit hello i, m a 47 yr old hispanic male. About 3 or 4 yrs ago I used to do ALT of push ups and I developed a little bump under my arm pit it never bothered me so I just thought I pulled a muscle so I never had it checked. .. The other hel

Bump under arm pit hello i, m a 47 yr old hispanic male. About 3 or 4 yrs ago I used to do ALT of push ups and I developed a little bump under my arm pit it never bothered me so I just thought I pulled a muscle so I never had it checked. .. The other hel

A: A lump under your arm pit definitely warrants investigation. It could be something as simple as a cyst (fluid filled lesion), swollen lymph node, abscess (infection) or a lipoma (fat filled lesion). More concerning would be a tumor that could possibly be malignant (cancerous). The bottom line is to have an examination by a medical professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I woke up to a painful bump under my armpit. It have grown in size and really painful. I noticed now all under my under arms are swollen. What's wrong?

Many possibilities: See a doctor and have this worked out in detail. It may require a biopsy of the lymph nodes, but it is important to find out if this is infectious, tumor, or other. Good luck. ...Read more

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Patchy rash under arm. Can spread on contact. Rash has small bumps but on red patches. Used fungel cream once before but didn't work. Hy co has worked?

Patchy rash under arm. Can spread on contact. Rash has small bumps but on red patches. Used fungel cream once before but didn't work. Hy co has worked?

Rash: Keep area dry as possible, if you shave stop, if your deodorant worsens rash change to a deodorant without scent. Try hydrocortisone 3 times a day for next 2-3 days if no better see your local physician. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I recently found some type of lesion when I was using the rest room and wiping vaginal area now im totally freaked out. I am a virgin. The only time ive been touched was when I was younger no penetration. Also have bump under arm a little sore?

I recently found some type of lesion when I was using the rest room and wiping vaginal area now im totally freaked out. I am a virgin. The only time ive been touched was when I was younger no penetration. Also have bump under arm a little sore?

Doesn't sound bad: Healthy people can get various bumps in the genital area. It might be nothing more than a pimple or a simple cyst. Most likely it's unrelated to the bump under your arm. But since you're nervous and uncertain, see a doctor about both symptoms. Most likely neither is serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet?

I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet?

See a doctor: So many possible explanations ranging from sunburn or poison ivy to infection to allergic reaction. Are there any associated symptoms? Are you taking any medications? Are you ill? Do you have itching? Best to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more