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Doctor insights on: Armpit Mass Diagnosis

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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 a small round mass in my armpit (near the surface), diameter probably a few mm. Should I be worried or get it checked?

Why not?: Without knowing you and your history, the responsible things would be to advice you to get it checked. The very fact that you are concerned is reason enough to check it out. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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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 more

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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.

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

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I was diagnosed as having a fatty mass in my armpit. It's somewhat painful to the touch. Is there any reason to have it removed?

I was diagnosed as having a fatty mass in my armpit. It's somewhat painful to the touch. Is there any reason to have it removed?

Lipoma: A benign fatty tumor is called a lipoma and unless it is red, hot, swollen and severely painful it should be observed and checked periodically by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a 5x5 inch doughy feeling mass build up on my left rib cage just below my armpit. it moves easily , and is painless. right side is smaller?

Evaluation: Hi, that's possibly a fat mass, called lipoma but to be sure you need to see a doctor, if the mass is growing fast then you need evaluation and imaging ASAP. best of luck. ...Read more

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Very soft swelling that u can hardly detect a mass inside, under left armpit , for 2 years , getting bigger in last months?

Very soft swelling that u can hardly detect a mass inside, under left armpit , for 2 years , getting bigger in last months?

Get checked.: It is impossible for us to be able to tell what this is without an in person examination. Since it is getting bigger, please get seen very soon! (Within a week) Take your temperature twice a day, and right it down and take those readings to your doctor. Weigh yourself once a week and take that info in, too. ...Read more

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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.

No: If you have a mass- an us can be a good place to start but may not give full information. Mri would be the best imaging study to eval mass. Most definitive test would be a biopsy or excision of the mass. Re-discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in armpit and doctors say I should remove it , is it a must , nothing was proven its bad or not ..But its just a mass 5x5 CM movable?

I have a swelling in armpit and doctors say I should remove it , is it a must , nothing was proven its bad or not ..But its just a mass 5x5 CM movable?

Excision biopsy: Yes. I would also recommend to go for excision biopsy of 'mass' in the arm pit, which i assume to be a lymph nodes. You can also discuss your concerns with your doctor before agreeing for the surgery. Good luck! ...Read more