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I was wondering what these rock hard lumps under my armpits are? They are rock hard and kind of big this morning one of them broke open and now there is a small hole under my arm it was bleeding a little but i can see the inside of my armpit and I am wond

I was wondering what these rock hard lumps under my armpits are? They are rock hard and kind of big this morning one of them broke open and now there is a small hole under my arm it was bleeding a little but i can see the inside of my armpit and I am wond

This : This could be many things including inflamed lymph nodes or hidradenitis suppurativa, a condition where one gets cysts and boils in the armpit, groin, and buttock region. Check out the link below for a picture of this condition. You should see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?

Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?

Infection>: I am not concerned about the bites being infected when they become sore. Allergy pill would not work. See your doctor to find out if an antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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My partner has just found two red hard lumps under each of his armpits, what could this mean? (he is male, 19, healthy)

Lumps in arm pits: This very common situation means that the patient may have reacted to either bacteria or fungus on his deodorant or something else that has come in contact there. Other possibilities are an allergic reaction to any product used in the under arm. Most people get better by stopping the exposure for a time. If the sores get bigger or warmer or have any abscess he will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Just got hard itchy lumps in my armpits. What to do?

Just got hard itchy lumps in my armpits. What to do?

Armpit lump: Hard lump on armpit is significant finding. Please see hematologist/ oncologist or general surgeon for biopsy to find out the cause. ...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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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 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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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

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I have a lump under each armpit. One has gotten smaller and the other just showed up.they are painful to touch.they are small pea sized lumps and hard?

I'd Bet It's Sweat: May be small areas of infection.Sweat glands can get irritated or clogged then get bigger & painful. For some people it can become a big recurring problem so best to get it examined if,unlike the other side, it doesn't resolve in a few days.Until then,see if you are sensitive to your deodorant. The topical antibacterial gels with aloe work well but if you sweat a lot you may need something milder. ...Read more

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Wife, 23, gave birth 4 days ago. Now has semi-hard, large, painful lumps in both armpits. Translucent white fluid is expelled from pores with pressure?

Wife, 23, gave birth 4 days ago. Now has semi-hard, large, painful lumps in both armpits. Translucent white fluid is expelled from pores with pressure?

Extra breast tissue: A small percentage of women develop breast tissue in their armpits. It does not become obvious for some women until they begin to lactate, at which point the tissue produces milk but cannot drain effectively. This area can be iced and compressed and hopefully the tissue will stop producing milk and will shrink, without affecting her milk supply for the baby. Try to avoid stimulating the area. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago my armpit started getting hard, red lumps that sometimes are filled with puss. I switched my deodorant/razor and it didn't change?

Dermatology Consult: It sounds like you need to see a Dermatologist. A Dermatologist will examine the area and see if you have folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles, or furuncles, larger skin abscesses. He or she will probably ask you to take a break from shaving the area. Another possibility is Hidradenitis suppurativa, but your Dermatologist will be the best person to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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I've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. ...Read more

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For the past few months my breast have developed hard lumps near the armpit, i can't wear bras or even graze my breat due to pain. What is happening?

Abscess or cysts: It is possible you could have small cysts or abscesses forming under the skin near your armpits. Some people can have a condition called hidradenitis where the sweat glands get infected. These can be very tender. Sometimes they can drain just like an abscess. It can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes it is so bad it might need surgery. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 2large hard lumps in my breast my nipple has inverted and has an orange peel look i also have 3 smaller lumps in armpit what is this?

I have 2large hard lumps in my breast my nipple has inverted and has an orange peel look i also have 3 smaller lumps in armpit what is this?

You need a Physical: A physical examination by your doctor is necessary for you to do right away. From what you described, it could be breast cancer. But only a medical exam can help you sort this out. So do not delay seeking medical consultation ...Asap. ...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 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