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Can us always diagnose suspicious mass in armpit? Area of left axillary looks black, feels hard/rubbery, burns, us was "normal". No other tests done.
Possibly : A cyst or enlarged lymph node. What did the doctor say? ...Read more
Is it bad to have scarring on a 1.4cm mass&1.4x1.5cm mass in armpit on ultrasound? Im 18 U/S couldnt clearly identify them as cyst&lymphnode. Cancer?
1.4cm mass and 1.4x1.5cm mass in armpit U/S inconclusive to identify them Doc believes it is a cyst and lymphnode Chances the masses are cancer? Im 18
Usually benign: Most lesions of the armpit/axilla at your age are benign. Malignant lesions in the armpit are usually lymph nodes associated with tumors on the arm or chest wall. If no lesions present which is what appears cystic lesions of the armpit at your age are associated with swelling of the sweat glands called hidradenitis. Soaks and antibiotics can help. If no response, biopsy may be needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U/S inconclusive of 1.4cm mass and 1.4x1.5cm mass in armpit. Doc thinks its cyst&lymphnode but unsure U/S shows scarring on the masses. Cancer? I'm 18
Needle or watch: If it was me, I'd watch it. Teen cancer doesn't present like this. Hodgkin's would be growing rapidly or you'd be sick. The other option if it's cystic or you're simply very anxious is to have it fine-needled. It's your call with your physician. You'd be amazed how many of your fellow teens have the same thing. ...Read more
I have a small round mass in my armpit (near the surface), diameter probably a few mm. Should I be worried or get it checked?
I have no medical insurance and I have excess mass tissue under armpits since i was 15 super embarrassing is it expensive since I have no med coverage?
Tough problem.: It's likely that even if you had health insurance, removal of excess tissue under the arms would be seen as "elective" or "cosmetic, " meaning that you don't have to have it removed. So it really might be an out-of-pocket expense to you. There are some plastic surgeons who work on a sliding scale, or offer a payment plan to spread the cost out over a longer period of time. Lose weight if you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hard mass inside my armpits keep forming. I amtold that if i pinch it will stun the growth and will disappear and it does, but it comes back.
Possible cyst: This may be a wen or other type of cyst that fills up and empties. Have your pcp examine it if it doesn't disappear. ...Read more