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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?

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?

Clinical diagnosis: This fancy word just means the odor producing sweat glands of your armpits developed a pus bearing infection. Whether or not it becomes a longer term problem will depend on the success of your treatment. Some don't like to use the term unless it happens repeatedly. ...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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Cyst under arm and pilonidal cyst, swollen glands everywhere,rash on wrist,weight loss,and dizziness and general feeling unwell. What could this be?

Cyst under arm and pilonidal cyst, swollen glands everywhere,rash on wrist,weight loss,and dizziness and general feeling unwell. What could this be?

Many symptoms: 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

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I have a small cyst under my arm, after a ultrasound the Dr said it was as calcified sebaceous cyst and that I shouldn't worry. What does this mean?

I have a small cyst under my arm, after a 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

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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?

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?

Hydradenitis suppura: Single sebaceous cyst should be excised and you will be cured. Multiple infected areas which erupt off and on is hydradenitis suppurativa and more exensive wide excision and skin grafting may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the reason for under arm cysts?

What is the reason for under arm cysts?

Dermatologist.: If recurrent it could be due to hidradenitis suppurativa which is a severe form of acne. Best to see your dermatologist for accurate assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Should i get the cyst under my right arm closet to my heart removed? I've had one removed in the past.

Should i get the cyst under my right arm closet to my heart  removed?   I've had one removed in the past.

If it hurts: The term cyst can mean a few different things in this case, so I am assuming this is a sebaceous cyst in the skin. If the bump is red, painful, getting bigger or bothering you in any way it should be removed. ...Read more

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Bump.Under arm found it in january still there it's hard and hurts burns when not shaven not ingrown hair but possibly cyst?What else could it be?

Bump.Under arm found it in january still there it's hard and hurts burns when not shaven not ingrown hair but possibly cyst?What else could it be?

Sebacious Cyst: Could be sebacious cyst or a condition known as hidradenitis supporativa. See you doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cyst/lump under my mole. Its under my arm, in the armpit area. What could this be?

I have a cyst/lump under my mole. Its under my arm, in the armpit area. What could this be?

Many things: Could be anything from a benign cyst to an infection to a tumor. If it bothers you in any way, is new or changing, you should get to a doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more