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I have under each arm pit a knot or some sort of cyst. I would like to know if this could be a result of doing a lot of exercise or what?

I have under each arm pit a knot or some sort of cyst. I would like to know if this could be a result of doing a lot of exercise or what?

Prob. Not: Axillary lymph nodes are most common in the location you are describing and are not related to exercise. If they are painful, tender or enlarging see your pcp for evaluation ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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My daughter 18 has a peppercorn size cyst. Pain less and immobile? It's in the arm pit left.

My daughter 18 has a peppercorn size cyst. Pain less and immobile? It's in the arm pit left.

Cyst: It will likely require removal. Review it with your doctor. They can become infected and having it in that area makes it difficult to care for the axilla. All the best. ...Read more

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My right arm pit has a bigger muscle then the left. I'm also a righty. It's the middle of the pit. I don't feel any cyst or swollen gland. Muscle?

My right arm pit has a bigger muscle then the left. I'm also a righty. It's the middle of the pit. I don't feel any cyst or swollen gland. Muscle?

That's the pits...: Make sure it's the muscle. Contract the chest muscle while feeling the armpit and see if it is really a muscle. Do this pushing against a wall. Then push down on a table with your elbow and feel for a muscle. Then you can compare muscle to fat. If you're a righty and do a lot of heavy work then it could just be the muscle, but if it feels like anything else, especially if lumpy, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my arm pit that's gotten significantly worse in the past 24 hrs. The lump is now larger than in inch and my breast and arm r in pain?

I have a cyst on my arm pit that's gotten significantly worse in the past 24 hrs. The lump is now larger than in inch and my breast and arm r in pain?

Could be infection: You may have an infected cyst (boil) developing. Apply warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes, 2-3 times per day to see if it will drain by itself. If not, especially if you are getting fever or spreading redness, see a provider for possible lancing. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I wanted to know how can I get rid of lump or cyst w/pus from under my arm pit without having to go to the doctors office I don't have $ to go?

Hi doc. I wanted to know how can I get rid of lump or cyst w/pus from under my arm pit without having to go to the doctors office I don't have $ to go?

Moisture control: ? Hidradenitis? If it is, few helpful tips here: keep the area clean and dry-stuff a terry towel roll in your armpit if you have to. Avoid scented deodorant/ antiperspirant /soap - the additives that smell good can cause irritation. Don't shave - clip if you need to. Hygiene is a must to avoid infection. However, even if you are "super clean" - you will likely need a doctor's help on occasions. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?

I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?

Yeast in your armpit: Is not a common area for infection unless you have predisposing problems such as hidradenitis suppurtiva. But if its a superficial infection, most over the counter antifungals will work for you. If its more refractory, you will have to see your local physician for further treatment. ...Read more

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My wife has a constant pain, on the right arm pit (ganglion), before her period. What can we do? She has a cyst of 4mm in the right breast.

My wife has a constant pain, on the right arm pit (ganglion), before her period. What can we do? She has a cyst of 4mm in the right breast.

Polymastia: The axilla is the most common site of polymastia (accessory breast tissue), a benign condition present in about one percent of the general population. The most common symptoms are pain and swelling during periods of female hormonal changes (menstruation and pregnancy). Surgery is not necessary, but may be indicated if the symptoms are severe or for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

Get evaluated: You can feel a subcutaneous nodule non adherents to the skin usually non tender. May be hard to differentiate from lipomas in inexperienced examiners. ...Read more

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What is the reason for under arm cysts?

What is the reason for under arm cysts?

Dermatologist.: If recurrent it could be due to hidradenitis suppurativa which is a severe form of acne. Best to see your dermatologist for accurate assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Can cyst be underneath the skin under the arm?

Can cyst be underneath the skin under the arm?

Yes: Hi Jeniffer,
Yes, the arm pit is a common place for cysts to develop. Based on your brief description, I am unsure of what type of cyst you may have, however just for your general information. I have included an article about epidermoid and sebaceous cysts, a common type of cyst that we encounter clinically. Hope this helps. Http://wb. Md/1k6wVL9 ...Read more

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What condition presents with fatty cysts on arms & back?

What condition presents with fatty cysts on arms & back?

Dermatologist checks: A dermatologist (skin doctor) can check one's "fatty cysts" to see if they are made of fat, trapped skin secretions or skin cells, neurofibromas, cancerous tumors, or what not. Such "cysts" are hard to describe in words, so an exam is needed. ...Read more

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I have these little fluid filled cysts under arm, what does this sound like?

I have these little fluid filled cysts under arm, what does this sound like?

Hard to say!: When did this start? New deodorant, detergent or soap, etc.? if so, stop them. Use unscented products for sensitive skin. No harsh scrubbing. Wash new clothes before wearing them. If anything of these things may apply, then stopping the offending product should help things calm down. If not, get seen by a doc who can sort if out or refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How much does a outpatient surgery cost to remove a cyst from my arm? On average

How much does a outpatient surgery cost to remove a cyst from my arm? On average

Varies: Several factors will affect the price. The size and location of the cyst can increase complexity. If it is able to be performed safely in an office setting it can be done much cheaper than if it requires a surgery center and anesthesia. ...Read more

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If a cyst that was under my arm bust inside my body should I go to the emergency room?

If a cyst that was under my arm bust inside my body should I go to the emergency room?

Burst cyst: If you have fever, chills, or redness advancing in any direction from the wound, then you can visit emergency. If you do not have a fever or redness spreading away from the wound then visit Urgent Care for a full medical history, exam, pregnancy test if necessary, and likely antibiotic prescription. You may only require topical antibiotics and wound care, tetanus vaccine update. ...Read more

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Should I be scared if my boil under my arm became a cysts. Its a big hole under my arm?

Should I be scared if my boil under my arm became a cysts. Its a big hole under my arm?

I think that this: Warrants medical eval. Too many variables to know what exactly is going on in your axilla. ...Read more

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I am getting recurrent sebaceous cysts on my arms and underarms. What could be causing it?

I am getting recurrent sebaceous cysts on my arms and underarms. What could be causing it?

There is: No accepted answer to your problem. Many dermatologists feel that deep cleaning (with mild abrasion) to the areas can "prevent" the "plugging" of the sweat glands with skin debris thus avoiding CYST formation! Just a thought!
Hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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If a person is predisposed to having fatty cysts on his arms & legs, could he have them on his internal organs also?

Not likely: Lipomas are usually confined to the subcutaneous plane and are not commonly found on or in the internal organs. ...Read more

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Acne & cyst on face, arms, underarms & stomach, ?

Acne & cyst on face, arms, underarms & stomach, ?

See derm: You have acne and hidradenitis suppurativa. You should talk to dermatologist about taking isotretinoin. You may need other therapy also. ...Read more