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Cyst Under The Arm
Iam having a cyst under the arm from my age 10yrs, when touching it is very pain and the size is not increased is it cancer my age 32yrs?
Unlikely: But get it removed biopsied to avoid infection and pain. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I am 42 yrs old hispanic female I've never had a cyst under my arm it started with 1 now I have 3 the smallest one looks very dark and painful w/ rash?
Cyst: You may have a cyst and infection under your arm from shaving. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more
I have a small cyst under my arm, after an ultrasound the Dr said it was as calcified sebaceous cyst and that I shouldn't worry. What does this mean?
Sebaceous cyst: Arises from a clogged sebaceous gland(secretes an oily material that lubricates hair and skin). Epidermoid inclusion cysts are more common and may look similar. Both types of cysts are benign but can be removed if they are bothersome or inflamed. ...Read more
Hard to say!: When did this start? New deodorant, detergent or soap, etc.? If so, stop them. Use unscented products for sensitive skin. No harsh scrubbing. Wash new clothes before wearing them. If anything of these things may apply, then stopping the offending product should help things calm down. If not, get seen by a doc who can sort if out or refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more
Should I get the cyst under my right arm closet to my heart removed? I've had one removed in the past.
Diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa today. I only have 1 tiny cyst under arm. No others ever. What are some labs/test to prove or disprove this?
Cyst under arm and pilonidal cyst, swollen glands everywhere, rash on wrist, weight loss, and dizziness and general feeling unwell. What could this be?
Please make an appointment to see your doctor. A medical history will be taken and complete physical exam done.
Once done appropriate management will be started or you might be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Burst cyst: If you have fever, chills, or redness advancing in any direction from the wound, then you can visit emergency. If you do not have a fever or redness spreading away from the wound then visit Urgent Care for a full medical history, exam, pregnancy test if necessary, and likely antibiotic prescription. You may only require topical antibiotics and wound care, tetanus vaccine update. ...Read more
MINOR SURGERY: Assuming normal, uncomplicated healing; about one week. ...Read more
I am 18 years old. I am suffering from sebaeceous cyst in both under arm which comes and goes within 2 days. Doctors told to keep the area clean. Help pl?
Hi doc. I wanted to know how can I get rid of lump or cyst w/pus from under my arm pit without having to go to the doctors office I don't have $ to go?
Moisture control: ? Hidradenitis? If it is, few helpful tips here: keep the area clean and dry-stuff a terry towel roll in your armpit if you have to. Avoid scented deodorant/ antiperspirant /soap — the additives that smell good can cause irritation. Don't shave — clip if you need to. Hygiene is a must avoid infection. However, even if you are "super clean" — you will likely need a doctor's help on occasions. ...Read more
About a month ago I had a cyst cut out from under my arm. I had noticed some breast swelling before the procedure. And now I have swelling in my breast, underarm, collar bone, and shoulder blade area in my back. All swelling is on my left side. There is
Go back: To your surgeon. It may be related to the "cyst" but more likely it has interfered with the flow of lymph fluid. All the best. ...Read more
Yes, the arm pit is a common place for cysts to develop. Based on your brief description, I am unsure of what type of cyst you may have, however just for your general information. I have included an article about epidermoid and sebaceous cysts, a common type of cyst that we encounter clinically. Hope this helps. http://wb.md/1k6wVL9 ...Read more
Check: Have it checked. It is likely to be benign, but you can get peace of mind. ...Read more
Cyst: It will likely require removal. Review it with your doctor. They can become infected and having it in that area makes it difficult to care for the axilla. All the best. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more
I have under each arm pit a knot or some sort of cyst. I would like to know if this could be a result of doing a lot of exercise or what?
Prob.not: Axillary lymph nodes are most common in the location you are describing and are not related to exercise. If they are painful, tender or enlarging see your pcp for evaluation ...Read more
Dermatologist checks: A dermatologist (skin doctor) can check one's "fatty cysts" to see if they are made of fat, trapped skin secretions or skin cells, neurofibromas, cancerous tumors, or what not. Such "cysts" are hard to describe in words, so an exam is needed. ...Read more
I think that this: Warrants medical eval. Too many variables to know what exactly is going on in your axilla. ...Read more
My 18 year old son diagnosed with cysts inside his upper arm, should he get them removed? Has pain with physical activity.
CYST ARM: Have him be evaluated by a surgeon for possible removal if it bothers him. Could just be minor or. ...Read more
My 18 year old son was diagnosed with cysts inside is upper arm, should he get them removed? He is in pain with physical activity
Yes: If they are painful and interfere with daily activities then he should have them removed. ...Read more
Possibly: There are three things that this could be, a cyst, lipoma or a lymph node. I would see a doctor to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have an armpit cyst and when I pulled back my arm it came out. What should I do to prevent armpit cysts?
No preventing: Cyst is skin folded inside out--what normally sloughs off is now collected within the walls of the cyst. It clinically looks like a bump under the skin. It often has a follicular opening, thru which the cyst content can drain. However, it will recur even after you squeeze out the content because the cyst wall is still present. The only way to really get rid of it is by excising the cyst wall. ...Read more