Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of painful lump on armpit
Armpit lumps: One of the common causes of the development of lumps under armpit is shaving or use of antiperspirants, as they can cause cysts and infection thus, the lump. Other causes include other types of infections, allergies, and rarely malignancy. See your local for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently found a marble sized lump in my left armpit. Not painful. Armpit itches in area of lump. That his how I found it. Cause 4 concern? Ideas?
Very painful lumps under both armpits. Within days, four have appeared under both. What can be the cause?
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What would cause me to all of a sudden develop painful pea sized bumps/lumps in armpit and groin area including vulva, never had them all together?
Infection: Those are lymph nodes and become larger when your immune system has been activated by an infection. ...Read more
What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread
Infiltrating duct: All carcinomas of the breast will eventually metastasize or spread to the axilla. Intraductal lesions in the process of converting are within the duct system, non palpable and won't spread until they become invasive. Swelling occurs when the tumor enlarges but not to the extent seen with inflammatory Ca where the swelling is within the subcutaneous lymphatic system only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have small painful lumps that discharge white stuff/ blood. On my breasts/armpits/groin area/ sometimes low stomach. What could cause this?
What's the cause?? I've got pain when I straighten my R arm. On the inside just above my elbow there is a slight red mark and its painful, feel a lump
This is probably...: Probably an enlarged lymph node (which would be present if there was a local infection such as an ingrown hair). Could also be a boil (which is collection of pus under the skin). In any case, you can apply a warm compress to it 3x daily and simply watch it. It should shrink and become nontender. Seek medical attention if it does not resolve or if you develop fevers. ...Read more
Arm pit lump: Most likely would be an inflammed sweat gland. Probably its infected. For treatment: use a topical antibiotic and do not use anti-perspirant type deoderants. Often these come after shaving the axilla (arm-pit), so wait til it is healed. You may need an oral antibiotic if a topical does not work. ...Read more
Lump: The lump most probably is a lymph node or cyst, if it has been there for a long time it is proba blly of no consequence However if it is enlarging or multiplying then you need to see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Infection: You have the odor producing glands in that area and these can become infected by skin germs. Localized moist heat may help the body self heal, but occasionally these need to be drained or treated with an antibiotic.You also have lymph nodes in that location that handle issues for arm & shoulder. These can also become swollen & self heal but occasionally need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph nodes: The most common cause of lumps in the armpit is swelling of the lymph nodes or glands that are always there but usually small. They usually grow due to infection such as a virus or a nearby bacterial infection (even in days). The best thing is to talk to the doctor about it. Sometimes the swollen glands are only in one area, and sometimes they are in several areas or "all over". ...Read more
Lymphadenopathy: This is most likely an enlarged lymph node in reaction to an inflammation in its area of drainage. Also might be an abscess. Cancer is far less likely. This needs a hands-on examination for accurate diagnosis, along with a history. Do you own cats? See your PCP and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more
Lump in armpit: What you are describing sounds like a sebaceous cyst. A cyst is basically a pocket that forms in skin. These cysts can become inflammed, enlarge and become tender from time to time. However, it is difficult to definitely say what this lesion is without examing it. I recommend you see your doctor to confirm this diagnosis and see what the best treatment is. ...Read more
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