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Hard Lump In Armpit
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?
Small hard lump under armpit, when popped white smelly deo looking substance comes out. Gets bigger everytime I pop it?
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
Have a painfull hard lump under my armpit. No puss forming. Its the size of almond? What can it be?
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
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I just discovered a very hard lump above my left armpit what should i do about this? little pain and soreness when i tough it
See your Doctor: This could be several things, you need to be seen by your doctor ang get the lump checked out. ...Read more
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
I found hard immovable lump in my armpit which has grown quite a bit in last 3 weeks, tired a lot and bad itch all over my body..Any answers please?
Lump: You need to get evaluated as soon as possible. It could be something simple to something very serious. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer