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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 thats 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 thats 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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