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I had a lump in my arm. I got it removed and the doctor said that it was a fatty lump. Now I have more in my legs. He didn't send the lump for biopsy. What should I do?

I had a lump in my arm. I got it removed and the doctor said that it was a fatty lump. Now I have more in my legs. He didn't send the lump for biopsy. What should I do?

Have these taken out: If you are concerned ask doctors to take one out and send to lab for pathology report
as a rule most tissues removed are sent for histology. Most fatty lumps called lipoma are not removed always. ...Read more

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Feel pebble like lumps in fatty areas in upper arms, thighs, and stomach. Normal?? Terrified of pancreatic cancer.

Feel pebble like lumps in fatty areas in upper arms, thighs, and stomach. Normal?? Terrified of pancreatic cancer.

Get seen: Thanks for clarifying. If they are actually rock-hard, it's worth an exam as this is a warning of the rare acinar carinoma that produces lipase. You'd feel sick. If they are merely the ordinary septa that one feels in healthy fat, ignore them. Many people, especially women, have their fat divided by fibrous septa as "gynoid lipodystrophy" -- your own fears make a doctor's visit worthwhile. ...Read more

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I'm an overweight female and I have an area on my arm that looks like the fat has made a separate lump. Bruised looking. It is soft and achy at times.

I'm an overweight female and I have an area on my arm that looks like the fat has made a separate lump. Bruised looking. It is soft and achy at times.

Needs to be seen: To know what it might be, it needs to be seen - probably in person to feel it as well. It could be a fatty cyst of no danger, but you may be wise to call for an examination. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a lump in the fat of my lower stomach ''the pooch'' if you will. I also have a lump in the fat of my arm by the elbow. The lumps have not grown?

I have a lump in the fat of my lower stomach ''the pooch'' if you will. I also have a lump in the fat of my arm by the elbow. The lumps have not grown?

Fatty Lumps?: Abdominal "pouch" is a collection of defuse fatty deposits vs the elbow fat most likely is a lipoma. Best to see your PMD for referral to PS for evaluation and surgical options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of arm fat and knee-crotch lump?

How can I get rid of arm fat and knee-crotch lump?

Fat & lumps: You can not spot lose fat. If you have actual lumps - would recommend medical evaluation of these. ...Read more

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Hello doctor... My Left side breast is bigger than right...there are no lumps, no pain, no discharge, it looks connected to under arm fat.....wht it?

Hello doctor... My Left side breast is bigger than right...there are no lumps, no pain, no discharge, it looks connected to under arm fat.....wht it?

Normal: One breast is normally always bigger than the other after development as Mother Nature never gets it exactly even. The breasts have an "axillary tail" that runs into the arm pit normally and is connected by a ligament called Cooper's, thus the term" Cooper's droop" for sagging breasts later in life. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding 3 month old. 30 lbs overweight. Felt arm pit side and noticed very glandular tissue, almost like tiny fat lobules on side of armpit into my armpit. Doesn't feel like one lump but rather all kind of soft/lumpy there. Is this fat tissue?

Breastfeeding 3 month old. 30 lbs overweight. Felt arm pit side and noticed very glandular tissue, almost like tiny fat lobules on side of armpit into my armpit. Doesn't feel like one lump but rather all kind of soft/lumpy there. Is this fat tissue?

Breast tissue: Any new lumps, masses or skin changes in the breast should always be evaluated by your doctor. During breast feeding it is common for the breast tissue in the axilla (arm pit) to expand. This can be very normal. Have your doctor do an exam to confirm. ...Read more

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Ultrasound comfirms bloodflow in solid lump near elbow in fatty tissue. What does this mean?

Ultrasound comfirms bloodflow in solid lump near elbow in fatty tissue. What does this mean?

Blood flow: Simply the presence of blood flow in a mass doesn't mean much other than it is not a fluid filled structure/cyst, which wouldn't have internal flow. It confirms that it is solid, but little else. ...Read more

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There's a spot on my armpit, if you press down it hurts like a painful pimple but I can't see or feel a pimple, there's a lump but I think it's my fat?

There's a spot on my armpit, if you press down it hurts like a painful pimple but I can't see or feel a pimple, there's a lump but I think it's my fat?

Likely a pimple or: A sebaceous cyst. Fat is not likely to hurt. Pimples or sebaceous cysts occur commonly in the axilla or armpit. It is not a good idea to try and squeeze it as you could make it break open below the skin and then you will have a worse problem. Immediate simple and safe things to do would be apply a warm pack to the area. These can calm down and resolve on their own. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my arm?

I have a lump under my arm?

Hidradenitis: This could be a condition called hidradenitis if it looks like an abscess or infection. Another possible cause could be a lymph node. Any lumps that may be abnormally enlarged lymph nodes should always be evaluated. Hidradenitis may be treated with conservative care such as antibiotics, but may also require surgical incision. ...Read more

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Red painful lumps under my arm?

Red painful lumps under my arm?

Folliculitis?: You will need to see your family doctor. "painful lumps" could be abscesses. You will likely need antibiotics. Go to your doctor for an exam. Allergic reactions may also be a possibility. Fungal infections also may present this way. ...Read more

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What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

Many things: A bump must be seen and examined in person to be able to give a better idea what it is or isn't. If it's worse, changes, or not improved in the next few weeks, go ahead to a doctur. ...Read more

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I have a weird lump under my arm. What should I do?

I have a weird lump under my arm. What should I do?

Prob lymph node: Hi its prob a lymph node would go to ur dr to check it out could also be lipoma or seb cyst but most common ln and get mammography. ...Read more

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Lump under each arm pit. Is it anything to worry about?

Lump under each arm pit. Is it anything to worry about?

Depends: It depends on the size & how long they have been there. There are lymph nodes in your arm pits that can swell if you have an infection. Nodes may be swollen even if you do not feel any symptoms because your immune system is fighting the infection without you realizing it. Swollen nodes are usually tender. If hard/painless or are concerned see your dr because it could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Please advise me. What could this lump under my arm be?

Uncertain: Swollen lymph node, abscess, cyst, other infection? You would need evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is this lump on my arm? Noticed when I gained weight?

What is this lump on my arm? Noticed when I gained weight?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Huge lump/ knot under my arm very painful! What should I do!?

Huge lump/ knot under my arm very painful! What should I do!?

Infected Cyst: You likely have an infected cyst in your axilla. It needs to be evaluated today for definitive treatment and antibiotics. If you can not get into your doctor you should go to an Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lil lump under my arm should I get it checked out?

Hi I have a lil lump under my arm should I get it checked out?

If it bothers you...: Anytime someone asks if s/he should go see a doctor, the answer is typically yes b/c there are many things we can't take into account online, certainly not in 400 characters. At the very least, some sort of online video is reasonable such as Virtual Consult. With that said, if lump is in armpit after shaving, most likely this is ingrown hair. But if no pain & shaving, then worry about lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I found a painless lump under my arm, who should I see about this?

PCM: You can start with your primary care provider (family physician). He or she was assess and determine if you need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump in arm pit had for 2 1/2 weeks is this serious?

Hard painless lump in arm pit had for 2 1/2 weeks is this serious?

It might be: The armpit is the location of normal lymph nodes, and they become more noticeable when they are enlarged associated with infection or tumor. If you have had an infection nearby, this could explain it. However, the safest thing to do is see your doctor right away for a thorough examination. Then whether or not a biopsy is needed will be determined. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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What dose it mean for a guy to have have a lump under your arm pit?

What dose it mean for a guy to have have a lump under your arm pit?

See a doctor: The lump could be a lymph node, an infection, a cysts or some other growth. Go see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I squeezed a lump under my arm bow I have 4lumps 2that hurts bad?

I squeezed a lump under my arm bow I have 4lumps 2that hurts bad?

Spreading infection:: Time to stop squeezing and get examined and treated. Your infection is spreading into the lymph nodes in your axillary area. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have lumps under your arm? And 16 years old

Lymph nodes: (by under arm I am assuming armpit) what you are describing sounds like lymph nodes. They can be swollen due to different reasons - most commonly swells in setting of an infection (viral or bacterial) or a more concerning cause can be indications of lymphoma. talk with your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a painful lump under my arm for yrs now what is it?

Please help! I have a painful lump under my arm for yrs now what is it?

Abnormal Lymph node: Enlargement and pain commonly results from infection, immune response or other causes. Therefore, the direct clinical examination is essential for diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I have a lump that's under my arm pit its hard and hurts? What can it be

Abscess?: There are a few thoughts. First of all how long have you had this? Change in size? Well could be a collection of infection or an abscess. Could be a simple cyst. Apply some heat may help and avoid deodorants and shaving. See if the heat helps ...Read more

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I have a lump on my uper arm and it hurts its been 3 days what can it be?

Possible abscess.: You could have a boil or abscess (furuncle). A painful lump needs to be seen and treated soon (1-3 days). If increasing pain, redness spreading up your arm, fever, or other symptoms of spreading infection it needs to be evaluated today. ...Read more