Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of painful lump on armpit

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Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

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 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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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?

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?

Various causes: A persistent marble sized lump in the armpit could be a cyst, ingrown hair, early abscess or a growth. If the lump does not recede, have it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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I have small painful lumps that discharge white stuff/ blood. On my breasts/armpits/groin area/ sometimes low stomach. What could cause this?

Conslt doctor: It looks like you have skin infection at different parts of your body. This needs to be examined by your doctor and prescribe you the medicine -antibiotics. You may need any investigation also. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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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

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

Infection or abscess: Hard to say for sure but could be an infection that might produce these symptoms. Fevers? Is it warm to touch? Could be a clot. If it is really bothering you would a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very painful lump in my armpit?

Cyst?: There are few possibilties. See a dermatologist to examine you and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful?

What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful?

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

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I have a painful lump in my armpit what should I do?

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

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What are the likely causes of a lump under the armpit?

What are the likely causes of a lump under the armpit?

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

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I have a painful lump in my lower armpit. What could it be?

I have a painful lump in my lower armpit. What could it be?

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 more

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What could be cause of lumps under arm from just above armpit?

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

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I have a lump on my armpit it is an oval and very painful what is it?

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

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I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

Possible Infection: If you are shaving your underarm hair, it is possible that folliculitis has developed. Reusing a shaving blade that is stored in the shower increases this likelihood. Consult with a physician for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my right armpit. It has grown in size and is painful.

I have a lump under my right armpit. It has grown in size and is painful.

Could: Be an abscess, less likely a cyst or lymph node. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Just found lump in my armpit I'm a male and in good health what could cause this?

Lump: There are several possible causes. It could be a cyst, a lymph node, a lipoma, to name a few of the more common possibilities. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and biopsy if it seems indicated. ...Read more

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I am a male with a painful lump under my armpit that comes and goes. What is this?

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