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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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Had an abscess drained from my armpit on 7/20. I still have a hard lump and painful. Could it still be an abscess there or cyst?

Had an abscess drained from my armpit on 7/20. I still have a hard lump and painful. Could it still be an abscess there or cyst?

Residual disease: Well that should be re-examined by the doctor who cut into it. If it was a surgeon, I expect they will do a proper job in re-exploring the area and taking the necessary action. It's possible the abscess arose from an infected cyst, or there could be some undrained portion that wasn't reached in the first procedure. Hopefully you can go back ASAP to get that looked at. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an armpit cyst that's the size of an eyeball? Its big, blood is coming out, its hard and it really hurts!

How do I get rid of an armpit cyst that's the size of an eyeball? Its big, blood is coming out, its hard and it really hurts!

Have: Have you had these before? Have you been diagnosed with hydraaneditis suprativa? I recommend that you get medical care forth with. I don't recommend that you try to do any surgery on it yourself. ...Read more

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Probably a cyst: Cysts are small, firm bumps under the skin that are filled with keratin. When squeezed, some will produce the keratin which is white, cheesy and sometimes stinky. If it is not causing problems or growing, we tend to leave them alone, but it is important for your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes, if it is not clearly a cyst, we can biopsy the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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A lump popped up 4 days ago in my arm inner forearm hard lump that does not move, could it be a cyst? No injury

A lump popped up 4 days ago in my arm inner forearm hard lump that does not move, could it be a cyst? No injury

See a doctor: You do not describe the size of this lump and whether it is painful, you also do not mention whether the overlying skin is red and warm. You have to see a doctor, it might be a cyst, however other conditions have to be excluded ...Read more

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I have a medium sized ball in the back of my arm. It's located in my arm fat, its hard. Could it be lipoma, a cyst, or a tumor? .

Any of the above: One needs to examine and even biopsy the area to get you the answer. In fact, you have already narrowed down the potential diagnosis yourself. ...Read more

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What is a cyst exactly? I'm not sure that's what this is but it's under my skin in underarm area of right arm, it's hard and pea size

What is a cyst exactly? I'm not sure that's what this is but it's under my skin in underarm area of right arm, it's hard and pea size

Cyst is discrete sac: A cyst is a discrete sac-like structure with a membrane around it that separates it from other nearby tissue. Most cysts are not dangerous and can be safely observed. However, if they seem to be growing, are painful or result in bleeding, they should be examined by a surgeon for excision. Once excised, a pathologist will examine it to determine if it is dangerous. Your cyst may be a lymph node. ...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?

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 had a bug bite 8 months back on my left arm near the elbow, it's become hard lump now. Doctor earlier said its an epidermoid cyst and asked to obser?

I had a bug bite 8 months back on my left arm near the elbow, it's become hard lump now. Doctor earlier said its an epidermoid cyst and asked to obser?

Bug Bite Lump: It probably is a lumpy scar called Keloid or a benign skin tumor called Dermatofibroma. Cysts in general are soft and compressible. See a Dermatologist. It can be easily taken care of. ...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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Can an armpit cyst burst?

Can an armpit cyst burst?

Yes: Most of the arm pit cysts are sebasceous cysts, they get infected an rupture. ...Read more

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How to get rid of armpit cyst?

Probably an abscess: It sounds like you have an abscess. That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of armpit cysts?

How do I get rid of armpit cysts?

Surgery: Have these surgically removed. Either a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon can do it. Be sure you keep your weight under control. These cysts are more common in folks overweight. ...Read more

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Can a breast cyst be in the armpit?

Yes: Many women have accessory breast tissue in the armpit. Often they don't realize it until pregnancy when the breast tissue swells in preparation for breastfeeding. It's certainly possible to get breast cysts in that tissue. There are also numerous glands in the armpit. The duct pore can get clogged with sweat and bacteria forming a cyst. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a cyst on my armpit?

What is the best way to get rid of a cyst on my armpit?

Depends: If this is truly a cyst then sometimes surgically removing it is the best option. Injecting it with steroids can also help things like this to resolve. And if this is possibly infected then antibiotics may be necessary. Having this evaluated in person will be the safest option if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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Is it just a cyst because my left armpit (where the lump is) hurts?

Is it just a cyst because my left armpit (where the lump is) hurts?

Might be: Cysts usually do not hurt unless inflamed. Women shave area & sometimes improperly with straight razor that causes nicks for bacteria to climb through & develop infected sweat glands, called hiradenitis, which can be devastating. Use of a used razor is discouraged & use of another person's razor is frought with concern for infection. A princess electric type of razor is advised. ...Read more

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I keep getting cyst all in my armpits and right below my Testicles?

I keep getting cyst all in my armpits and right below my Testicles?

Here are some...: Without more detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + a direct look & palpation, it is still hard to tell precisely what they may be although clinicaly these may just be inborn hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles or cysts; so, they are no curable and require no care. To verify these, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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I have lump or cyst under my armpit been there for years no growth what should I do?

Leave it alone: As you have listed hidradenitis suppurativa as one of your medical conditions, I would make an educated guess that the lump you feel is related to that. This condition is known for the growth and presence of many kinds of benign cysts and sometimes abscesses. Sometimes the cysts can get infected and incision and drainage is needed. Otherwise there is no consistent treatment, but no need to worry. ...Read more

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I have a armpit cyst and when I pulled back my arm it came out. What should I do to prevent armpit cysts?

I have a armpit cyst and when I pulled back my arm it came out. What should I do to prevent armpit cysts?

No preventing: Cyst is skin folded inside out--what normally sloughs off is now collected within the walls of the cyst. It clinically looks like a bump under the skin. It often has a follicular opening, thru which the cyst content can drain. However, it will recur even after you squeeze out the content because the cyst wall is still present. The only way to really get rid of it is by excising the cyst wall. ...Read more

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I've been getting these cyst like bumps on my inner thighs and deep in my armpits, how do you prevent more boils/cysts?

I've been getting these cyst like bumps on my inner thighs and deep in my armpits, how do you prevent more boils/cysts?

Exposure?: It is difficult to tell over the internet and without a picture. Bumps on your inner thighs and armpits can mean many things. Common causes may be a new soap, detergent or deodorant. If you have concerns see a doctor in person for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have found a bump in my armpits last. Night it is not too big and it does not swelling. Is this some kind of cyst or cancer?

I have found a bump in my armpits last. Night it is not too big and it does not swelling. Is this some kind of cyst or cancer?

Temporary: Lumps could occur from lymphatic's, or sometimes a reaction to deodorant. Other people get recurrent gland infection. If they persist, enlarge or hardened, have them checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Got a very painful, bump/cyst-like thing in my armpit. Can see a bit of redness, less than size of dime. What could it be & how do I treat? Hurts!

Got a very painful, bump/cyst-like thing in my armpit. Can see a bit of redness, less than size of dime. What could it be & how do I treat? Hurts!

Most common: Cause for such lump in armpit is a plugges SEBACEOUS CYST. This may require opening and drainage by a surgeon (although most family physicians perfrom such surgery) In the meantime HOT WET PACKS (or lying back in a hot tub) may encourage opening and draining "on its own".
Hope this helps!
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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