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Dr. Timothy Beck
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Dr. Timothy Beck
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
107K people helped
Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Hydradenitis: You may have a condition called suppurative hydradenitis. This may need to be examined and an official diagnosis. Can be treated with drainage, abx and/steroids. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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I have lump or cyst under my armpit been there for years no growth what should I do?

Dr. Natalie Sieb
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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I have lump or cyst under my armpit been there for years no growth what should I do?

Leave it alone: As you have listed hidradenitis suppurativa as one of your medical conditions, I would make an educated guess that the lump you feel is related to that. This condition is known for the growth and presence of many kinds of benign cysts and sometimes abscesses. Sometimes the cysts can get infected and incision and drainage is needed. Otherwise there is no consistent treatment, but no need to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
20 years in practice
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What is the best way to get rid of a cyst on my armpit?

Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
20 years in practice
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Depends: If this is truly a cyst then sometimes surgically removing it is the best option. Injecting it with steroids can also help things like this to resolve. And if this is possibly infected then antibiotics may be necessary. Having this evaluated in person will be the safest option if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Schneider
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
40 years in practice
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What doctor I should see for a painful cyst under my armpit?

Dr. Richard Schneider
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
40 years in practice
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What doctor I should see for a painful cyst under my armpit?

Cyst.: For a painful cyst under your armpit, try seeing your primary care doctor first. You may need an antibiotic. Your PCP may even be able to drain it for you if necessary. If you have recurrent painful swollen cysts, you may need to see a general surgeon to have them removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Amer Alame
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Pain in my armpit after the surgery i had a cyst on my armpit which was removed about seven months ago.Now i can see two small white coloured spots on the scar and the scar is still red.Sometimes experience a pain around the wound and also in my whole han

Dr. Amer Alame
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
8 years in practice
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You : You should go back and see the surgeon who did your first surgery. There are many things this could be and the best option is to see the person who did your initial work. Most likely if the cyst they removed is normal tissue then this would be normal tissue or a recurrence of the cyst or it could be something new which your initial surgeon would be able to let you know. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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I have had a surgery for the excision of a sebaceous cyst in my armpit .Now i can see two small white coloured lumps on the wound which is painful.?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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I have had a surgery for the excision of a sebaceous cyst in my armpit .Now i can see two small white coloured lumps on the wound which is painful.?

Inclusion or abscess: These are possible suture abscesses or inclusion cysts. See your surgeon for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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I just attempted to pop a cyst in my armpit, and I felt/heard it pop backwards. Am I in any immediate danger? Is there a risk of sepsis?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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I just attempted to pop a cyst in my armpit, and I felt/heard it pop backwards. Am I in any immediate danger? Is there a risk of sepsis?

No sepsis risk: If you already know of congenital heart disease or Osler-Weber-Rendu or a few others with a right-to-left shunt, this can be dangerous as a cause of brain abscess. Otherwise, relax. Your lung will dispose of the pus from the pimple. ...Read more

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I found a lump/cyst in my armpit. It hurt the first day I noticed it, but has no pain since then. Now I have many more lumps/cysts. I'm *SLE* 28y/o F?

Dr. Forrest Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Get checked: You may have inflamed axillary (armpit) lymph nodes. Are you taking any immunosuppressive therapy, like methotrexate, prednisone or biologics (like rituximab)? These common therapies for systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) can increase your risk for infection, which in turn can inflame the local lymph nodes. Do see your specialist for assessment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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I've had a painful sebaceous cyst inside my armpit for 3 months now. It just recently ruptured & draining nonstop for 4 days straight, what can I do?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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I've had a painful sebaceous cyst inside my armpit for 3 months now. It just recently ruptured & draining nonstop for 4 days straight, what can I do?

Let it stabilize: I'm sorry it ruptured. The keratin and/or sebum in the cyst promotes bacterial overgrowth and greatly interferes with healing. You should get with your physician now for possible antibiotic treatment; you may need surgery when things settle down. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
Board Certified, - Select Specialities -
46 years in practice
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Have a growth like a cyst under my armpit it is draining but it burst inside of me should I be worried about infection especially because of the joint?

Dr. Herbert Hoover
Board Certified, - Select Specialities -
46 years in practice
593K people helped

Joint likely OK: If you are concerned about an infected cyst in your axilla, you should see your physician. If it burst inside of you, there must have been some trauma. You should not squeeze an axillary mass. The joint is deep to this area and is not likely to be at risk. ...Read more

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