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I am 18 yrs old. Recently i had gain height and weight.I am suffering from sebaeceous cyst in underarm which comes and goes.Doctors say it wil go away?

I am 18 yrs old. Recently i had gain height and weight.I am suffering from sebaeceous cyst in underarm which comes and goes.Doctors say it wil go away?

Depends on type: Seb cyst results from blocked hair follicle and can go away but may be affected by hormonal changes. Also an abscess can form (in follicle or sweat gland) and may vary with time - heat packs can help but might need surgical drainage. If it gets hot, red, painful - and may even drain pus. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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Diagnosed with a cyst in underarm. Now have cord like vein attached to cyst along with pain radiating down arm. What could this be?

Diagnosed with a cyst in underarm. Now have cord like vein attached to cyst along with pain radiating down arm. What could this be?

Lymphadenitis.: Sounds like you have infection which is spreading along the lymphatic channels. You should see your doc soon to have them consider antibiotics. In the interim use heat packs. ...Read more

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How can you treat an underarm cyst at home?

How can you treat an underarm cyst at home?

Cyst: If it is a true cyst and diagnosis is correct only simple surgical removal is treatment. If it is inflamed, red, may be infected on skin, an rx topical like Mupirocin or over counter like newsprint. Cysts are well defined, moveable, not painful unless infected. May consider lymph node. Check with dr. ...Read more

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Have a cysts on my underarm I am on an antibiotic but will it come to a head and need to be drained?

Have a cysts on my underarm I am on an antibiotic but will it come to a head and need to be drained?

Deep or superficial?: If its up in the skin and moveable it is most likely just a skin cyst. If it is deeper in the armpit between the muscles it may be a lymph node. These can feel like a grape deep under the skin. If infected cyst, it may come to a head and break with hot compresses or need drainage. If deeper and not resolving get mamogram and breast exam to rule out a breast ca that spread to lymph node. ...Read more

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I have reocurring cysts in my underarm, they are somewhat painful but pop on their own. It cures on it's own. Should i go see a doctor?

Sure: You may have hydradenitis, a chronic , recurrent inflammatory/infectious process which occurs in areas of oily sweat glands, eg axilla and groin. Usually worse in warmer weather, it occasionally require incision and drainage of the infected areas, along with antibiotic management. In severe cases, the axillary or groin gland areas may have to be excised. That's rare, but seek a medical opinion. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an underarm cyst possibly from an ingrown hair because I shaved recently. It's slightly bigger than a pimple and visibly contains pus, however I cannot see the ingrown hair. I read on some websites that cysts are harmless and will go away on it

Hi, I have an underarm cyst possibly from an ingrown hair because I shaved recently. It's slightly bigger than a pimple and visibly contains pus, however I cannot see the ingrown hair. I read on some websites that cysts are harmless and will go away on it

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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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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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