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Left axillary mass that has been there for 5 months looks black through the skin. Feels hard/rubbery and deep in tissue. What could the color mean?

Left axillary mass that has been there for 5 months looks black through the skin. Feels hard/rubbery and deep in tissue. What could the color mean?

Axillary mass: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. That mass needs a diagnosis. There are many things it could be, some not dangerous and some that are. ...Read more

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Yellowish bruise like mark that appeared out of nowhere. Could it be melanoma? Also have axillary mass that looks black through skin for 5 mos.

Yellowish bruise like mark that appeared out of nowhere. Could it be melanoma? Also have axillary mass that looks black through skin for 5 mos.

Bruise : Sometimes a bruise is a bruise and will fade over a few weeks. Other times an area undergoing color changed could be cancerous . An axillary mass could be a cyst, an enlarged lymph node or even a skin cancer to name a few possibilities . . In any case, have a dermatologist evaluate any suspicious area. ...Read more

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Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?

See physician: Axillary mass present for 5 months is not normal, no matter what the other symptoms. The mass could represent chronic infection or tumor. Should have physical examination by physician and then usually imaging studies which may include ct, mr, and possibly bone scan or pet. ...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.

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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Mass in pancreas?

Mass in pancreas?

Could be many things: Needs a full work-up immediately. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a hilar mass?

What is a hilar mass?

Hilum: The hilum is the area in each lung where the great vessels and the airway meet. Typically a hilar mass refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes follow blood vessels. So where there are blood vessels there are lymph nodes. A hilar mass can either represent infection, inflammatory area or a malignancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a mass in my bre?

I have a mass in my bre?

Breast mass?: Let your doc know as soon as possible. You will need an office visit, followed by further tests, mammogram or ultrasound as felt necessary. ...Read more