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Hard lump in armpit. Hurts. I finally squeezed it yesterday &whitish green liquid came out then some blood. It keeps filling up again. What do I do?

Hard lump in armpit. Hurts. I finally squeezed it yesterday &whitish green liquid  came out then some blood. It keeps filling up again. What do I  do?

Hydradeniitis: This sounds like a condition some people develop that can be long lasting and recurrent.It can involve both armpits.Proper diagnosis and treatment helps. Of course, this may be a one time skin infection.Either way, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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


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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

See details: Numerous issues can cause lymph node enlargement but the hard mass in the armpit does give one cause for concern. Without knowing your history and being able to examine the areas involved, it is difficult to give specific advice. However, i would urge a complete evaluation including ct scan if this persists. ...Read more

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I have had a hard lump under my armpit for about 3 years and I have hidradenitis suppurativa. The lump is small, no pain and has not grown in size.

I have had a hard lump under my armpit for about 3 years and I have hidradenitis suppurativa. The lump is small, no pain and has not grown in size.

Show your doctor: When you see your doctor next, show this to her. It may be a good idea to get rid of rather than watch and wait. If it is a benign lipoma it can grow. If it is scar tissue from previous abscesses, she can remove it. If it bothers you or looks unsightly have it removed. ...Read more

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Hard sore lump under armpit,when I touch it it hurts and my armpit is usually sore,noticed it yesterday ?

Hard sore lump under armpit,when I touch it it hurts and my armpit is usually sore,noticed it yesterday ?

Some possibilities: Pain in the armpit can be from the skin, the muscles, the lymph nodes, the ribs, etc... The best person to see first is the primary care doctor, who can then refer to a specialist if he is not able to diagnose and solve the problem. A lump can be a cyst, a lymph node, an infected oil gland in the skin, a skin abscess, etc... (so a doctor should take a look). ...Read more

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I have a painful hard lump between my armpit and breast, what could this be?

I have a painful hard lump between my armpit and breast, what could this be?

Several things: It could be an infected hair, a lymph node, an early lipoma (usually benign fatty tumor). If it persists over a few days have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump under my armpit very sore and red hurts to lift it has got bigger in couple days now worried what is it?

I have a large hard lump under my armpit  very sore and red hurts to lift it has got bigger in couple days now worried what is it?

Likely skin abscess: Your description sounds like a skin abscess related to a hair follicle in the arm pit. You should see a regular doctor for further evaluation. It may need to be drained and oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, i got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,

Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, i got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,

It : It sounds as though you may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. If the infection is not getting better after drainage, then you may need antibiotics and should call your regular doctor. Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should go to the doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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I've a hard lump between my armpit/breast with a size between a pea and a marble for a year. It is now bigger and painful. Does this sound serious?

I've a hard lump between my armpit/breast with a size between a pea and a marble for a year. It is now bigger and painful. Does this sound serious?

It is concerning...: This could be a lymph node or fluid collection in that area, but the fact that it's been there for that long and has now changed, it should be investigated right away. Doesn't mean there's something dire going on, but we really need to know with certainty at this point. ...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?

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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Have a small hard lump in my right armpit, I am well but lump is irritating what could be wrong?

Have a small hard lump in my right armpit, I am well but lump is irritating what could be wrong?

Several posibilities: Could be a lymph node, an inflamed hair follicle, a mole, several other possibilities. Get it checked, especially if it doesn't go away in the next few days, becomes more swollen or painful, or you develop a fever. ...Read more

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I have had a hard painless lump under my armpit for about 8 months. I just noticed that it has gotten slightly larger. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see your doctor: This sounds like it is a lymph node. Its painless swelling can be caused by several things, including infections like mono or HIV, or cancers like leukemia or breast cancer. You should get in to see your doctor to have it checked out ASAP. ...Read more

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Hard lump under the arm (armpit) very painful, difficult to move my arm up and down. no insurance i need help. ?

You need : To be seen like at a clinic even at a Walgreens or other drugstore where antibiotics can be prescribed. It is possible you have an abscess that need drainage. For now buy Domeboro and dissolve a packet on water and apply soaks to your armpit for 15 minutes 3 times a day. Along with antibiotics may save you from needing drainage.Best ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under my right armpit but not near where i shave, it is very painful and uncomfortable.... What do you think it is?

Swollen node/gland: Lymph nodes are part of chains connected by lymph vessels. Infection/immune problems along a chain cause nodes to become inflamed/enlarged. Underarm nodes are connected to breast nodes so breast infection/tumors (sometimes cancer) and can react. Hidradenitis suppurtiva is a disorder of apocrine (sweat) glands causing underarm inflammation and pain. Get an exam to for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my right armpit and it hurts. It grew very large in the past week and I have some mild shooting pain in my arm what is it?

Several Things: You need to see a dr. It could be an enlarged lymph node. It could be an infected sweat or sebaceous gland. The inflammation probably is affecting the nerves going into your arm which pass thru the armpit. It is going to take an examination and some investigation to sort out your problem. ...Read more

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Hard lump on bone in armpit. It doesn't hurt but it's been there for 4-6 months could I have cancer?

Hard lump on bone in armpit. It doesn't hurt but it's been there for 4-6 months could I have cancer?

Calcified Nodule: Your armpit is usually mostly fat and pilosebaceous glands and maybe some lymph nodes. What you may have is not a bone but most likely a calcified cyst or calcified lymph node. If you have a family history of cancer, see your doctor for definitive diagnostic biopsy.. ...Read more

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