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Hard Bumps Under Armpit
I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.
Have them Checked : Sounds like lymph nodes ? Male/female don't ignore .The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy.Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare , silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...Read more
I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.
Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...Read more
I got a hard bump on the back of my thigh few weeks back, it was painful and caused pain when i walked. Just got one under my armpit now. Bad?
Hard to say: I would be concerned about skin infections or cysts, especially if no clear injury would explain a lump. Other things that can cause swelling especially under the arms are lymph nodes which can swell from other areas that a irritated. Since you have had two, best to get checked out as some serious infections or problems can cause swellings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer