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I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

Have them Checked : Sounds like lymph nodes ? Male/female don't ignore .The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy.Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare , silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...Read more

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 two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits.  What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...Read more

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Bf is 45 has a nickel sized raised very round hard bump under the skin in his armpit very painful has apt tomorrow but we are scared what could it be?

Possible abscess: This is a common location to have an abscess, a local skin infection, which is easily treated by opening it and allowing it to drain, which may hurt briefly, but will release the pressure and there will be less pain afterwards as it drains.. Other causes are possible of course, but that seems most likely. The doctor will sort if out, but it is probably nothing major, depending on your BF's health, ...Read more

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I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit. I can move it around. It does not hurt. I've had it for over 6 months now.

I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit.  I can move it around.  It does not hurt.  I've had it for over 6 months now.

Bump under skin: This could be a small lymph node even if not tender. Other options could be cyst or atheroma under the skin. Likely nothing problematic, but an exam with a physician can help sort out if you need further workup. ...Read more

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