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A Lump Under The Armpit
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Lump in armpit: What you are describing sounds like a sebaceous cyst. A cyst is basically a pocket that forms in skin. These cysts can become inflammed, enlarge and become tender from time to time. However, it is difficult to definitely say what this lesion is without examing it. I recommend you see your doctor to confirm this diagnosis and see what the best treatment is. ...Read more
I have this big lump under my armpit and I would like to know what it is how it got there and what I can do to treat it ?
Unsure: The lump needs to be examined by a physician and considered in the context of any other possible symptoms. Common causes include lymph node enlargement (can be associated with simple infection such as a cold or mono, or can be serious such as an early sign of cancer). Biopsy of an enlarged lymph node may be considered. Cyst, fat deposit, inflamed hair follicle are some other possibilities. ...Read more
I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?
Node or abscess: Could be a node or infection. Try using some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for 15 min each time. If it disappears it was from an infection somewhere on the arm. If it does not get smaller, or hurts more, then it is time to see your DR ...Read more
I have had a hard painless lump under my armpit for about 8 months. I just noticed that it has gotten slightly larger. Should I be concerned?
I have a lump under my armpit n its been there for a long time and i don't know what it is i was jus wondering cause it don't hurt or bother ?
Lump: Clinically if it is not getting bigger it is more likely benign but better to have it evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more
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