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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


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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 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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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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Have a hard red lump under l armpit. There are also reddened areas on l side . R side is clear. What kind of md do I see ? I was wondering what kind of md to see for evaluation. Do i see a dermo? A gyno? Pcp? I have been shaving and using deodorant an

Without : Without examining you, it's difficult to say exactly what it is. There are many common things that a hard, red lump in the armpit skin could be such as: - inflammed lymph node - ingrown hair - sebaceous cyst - abscess or boil (infection) - folliculitis (infection of the hair follicle) if it is painful, enlarging, or if you are suddenly noticing more, give your doctor a call. You should start with your pcp first since they treat a wide variety of problems and you are more likely to be able to see them sooner than a gynecologist or dermatologist. Odds are, they'll be able to treat you. If they think you should see a specialist, they'll let you know. ...Read more

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Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.

Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same  over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.

Sounds like a cyst: Sounds like a cyst. These can easily be removed in a local outpatient setting. Consult with a dermatologist and they can explain to you what it take to get it removed. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more

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I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

Possible Infection: If you are shaving your underarm hair, it is possible that folliculitis has developed. Reusing a shaving blade that is stored in the shower increases this likelihood. Consult with a physician for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...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 little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

Hard bumps: You may have tiny cysts called milium. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis and discuss how they can be removed if they bother you. ...Read more

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I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?

Node or abscess: Could be a node or infection. Try using some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for 15 min each time. If it disappears it was from an infection somewhere on the arm. If it does not get smaller, or hurts more, then it is time to see your DR ...Read more

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I have a small hard, not painful lump in my right armpit. It has been there for a few years and occasionally gets painful for a few days. Answers?

Sebacious Cyst: Sebacious cysts can behave like this. Seek evaluation when it is in painful state. A condition called hidradenitis supporative can exist in the arm pits. It is sometimes exacerbated by the use of antiperspirants. The powdery character of these clogs ducts in the arm pit, and inflammation and infection can ensue. Warm moist compresses can sometimes help, as well as sticking to deodorants alone. ...Read more

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I have 4 pretty large and hard lumps in my left armpit. There is some moderate pain. They showed up out of nowhere within 2 days. What should I do?

Nodules: Painful nodules in the armpit are you lymph nodes. Make sure you don't have any potential infection, from shaving. If fevers, chills, feeling sick you likely have an infection and can benefit from some antibiotic course such as keflex. If the nodules do not go away after a few weeks you will need to get this biopsied for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lump under left armpit, firm and moveable although feels attached. Had it since I was around 13 and is painless but if I keep touching it gets painful?

It could be...: If it has been there for so many years possibilities are: lipoma( fat benign mass), lymph node that has stayed enlarged, sebaceous cyst just to mention a few common ones. All these are not malignant. However you should get it checked in order to have a final diagnosis and if it needs removal. See your doctor for follow up on this. ...Read more

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I have 4 somewhat large lumps in my left armpit. There was one yesterday and today there are 4. They are hard and there is moderate pain when you touch them.

Abscess?: id you shave or use deodorant then blocking of Sweat glands and infection of the hair follicles are possibility. Apply PTC antibacterial cream. Take anti inflammatory medicine for pain and swelling. If gets worse please get examined. ...Read more