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Fatty Lump In Arm
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump under my skin under my arm and it hurts. I popped it and it hurts still. What could it be? Is this serious? Or not to worry?
A few possible: Answers are abscess (boil) which can happen spontaneously or precipitated by shaving, or if this has occurred before, this could be hidradenitis suppurativa which is a skin gland disorder typically causing abscess-like lesions under the skin in the underarm, groin and buttocks areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump under my arm that has been there for approximately 2 months. It does not hurt. How cocerned should I be? What should my next step be?
Need more info: Need to see a doctor and be prepared to answer these questions: skin redness? Discharge? Recent cuts or animal bites on the arm? Fever? Chill? Night sweats? Weight change? There are many possibilities and some are benign but some could be bad and require prompt attention. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Infection?: Possible infection, but more details would be helpful: size? Frequency of change? Other medical conditions? Appearance? Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
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