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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

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

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 am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be.?

Lump: After seeing three doctors has anyone suggested doing a biopsy. The lesion is hopefully benign but after5 months and thee doctors someone, the patient, meaning you, might want an answer. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my armpit that has appeared for no apparent reason. It is hard, red and painful when I touch it what should I do?

I have a lump on my armpit that has appeared for no apparent reason. It is hard, red and painful when I touch it what should I do?

Axillary mass: For how long you had it, one week, one month.
What is the size,
Red + pain + = infection.
You should see a primary doc, aspirate the contents for culture and sensitivity, cytology, Have an ultrasound done, drain the contents if required, such an abscess.
Start antibiotics ...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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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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I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. Squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. What should I do?

I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. Squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. What should I do?

Sounds like a cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. They are common. The biggest problem with them is they can become infected. It is likely to recurr after squeezing and usually needs excision to get rid of it. Consult your doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon to be sure. ...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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Hard on the outside red lump in left armpit, 16 yrs old, been there for 4/5 months, sometime painful. Saw 3 doctors none are to sure what it is. Ideas?

Axillary adenopathy: A single isolated enlarged lymph node would be the most likely finding, but to be certain it may have to be biopsied. Cat scratch disease is a common cause of this, as are other infectious disorders. If you have been seen by 3 docs without a diagnosis, suggest you see an infectious diseases expert. Hope this is diagnosed and treated soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lump in my armpit was soft but it now turned hard its red/bruised in my left armpit. I'm 16 and have an appt with a dermatologist, but need an idea?

It may be infected: A painful, swollen, tender, red lump in your armpit is probably a small infection. Your dermatologist should be able to treat this easily. I doubt you can manage it on your own. ...Read more

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Lg firm lump 3 o clock pos beside/ behind nipple on rt breast had mam/ult results birads 3-after it got red warm tender now itching armpit under skin?

Lg firm lump 3 o clock pos beside/ behind nipple on rt breast had mam/ult results birads 3-after it got red warm tender now itching armpit under skin?

BIRAD 3 abn: If the mammogram reported to have BIRAD 3 grading, they also should have instructed the follow up on that, if you have symptoms in and around that area, have it examined to have further treatment plan. ...Read more

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Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell?

Extremely painful lump in right underarm. I am having a hard time moving my arm bc the pain is so bad. No redness on skin. Feeling unwell?

Get care ASAP: It sounds like you may have a fairly serious bacterial infection. See a doctor right away, preferably tonight even if you have to go to an emergency department. For sure get seen immediately if you develop fever 101F or if your "unwell" feeling is severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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A few weeks ago I noticed a pea sized hard lump under my arm. No pain, no redness, no visual sign of anything. Should I get my physician to check it?

A few weeks ago I noticed a pea sized hard lump under my arm. No pain, no redness, no visual sign of anything. Should I get my physician to check it?

Yes: Unsure of where specifically you are speaking of, but it could be a lymph node and unsure if you are male or female as I do not see it above, but axillary lymph node swelling needs to be checked. It may be absolutely nothing to worry about, and most likely is, but it would be best to rule out scary things first. Is it in your armpit? Any breast masses? If so, get it checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 weeks already. May be an infection, but could be much more serious. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Possibly abscess.: You may have a boil, or abscess, if this is new. It may require treatment, either antibiotics or lancing. Get seen for this soon. If the pain and redness is spreading down your arm, you have fever, or red streaks, go to the ER now. ...Read more

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Lump in my right armpit, no redness and tender only when it is touched/ pushed on Immovable, been there 3 weeks. Ultrasound showed no fluid in it??

Not a cyst: Is all that means. More information about what the ultrasound saw to be more informative. In the axilla lymph nodes are usually present. So more information about what the ultrasound showed is needed before I can give you more complete answer ...Read more

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Woke up with sudden armpit lump. Very small beneath skin. Pain to touch. No redness. A bit raised skin. I scratched abit. No family history of cancer. Cause?

Folliculitis: This sound like it could be inflammation of hair follicle or other small irritation. Watch it and if still present after month or one menstrual cycle have it looked at. Sounds benign at this juncture but hard to say for certain without examining it. ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my arm pit, been there now since may, not red and it's not sore. I have touched it and it solid / hard. Should I be worried?

I have a lump under my arm pit, been there now since may, not red and it's not sore. I have touched it and it solid / hard. Should I be worried?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. However, you may wish to watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Have large red lump w no bruising are my arm where I had blood drawn a month ago. It is not painful but it is hard and bright red. Not warm?

Have large red lump w no bruising are my arm where I had blood drawn a month ago. It is not painful but it is hard and bright red. Not warm?

? Hematoma: Since you take Ibuprofen you may have developed this hematoma when you got the injection. One of the side effects of Ibuprofen is that you bleed or bruise more easily. A hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin. You should apply warm soaks
to help it go away. If this does not seem to make it gets smaller I would call the doctor. ...Read more

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Large, moveable, flesh colored lump in left armpit. Not hot or red. Starting being painful sporadically and now moreso. Found it a year ago. 24 f?

Enlarging cyst: A moveable lump in left armpit not nodal in origin. Most likely skin appendage. Common source is an enlarging sebaceous cyst filled with necrotic sebaceous material. At times a sweat gland tumor can look this way. Have lesion checked to see if it is cystic and if so the lesion with capsule must be removed by excision. If not cyst then evaluation as to need for bx must be made. ...Read more

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Red lumps after shaving armpit, what is it?

Maybe razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I have a red painful lump on my armpit since a week and yesterday ive notice that there is two more small spots/lumps beside the old one?

? Boils armpit: Painful lumps in the armpit one week duration, is likely to be a skin infection or gland
you need to see a doctor for these lumps to be inspected and given the right treatment ...Read more

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I have this lump located in my armpit and it's red and everytime I touch it I wanna scream could you tell me what I could do at home to treat it?

I have this lump located in my armpit and it's red and everytime I touch it I wanna scream could you tell me what I could do at home to treat it?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. Warm compresses and Advil (ibuprofen) may help while you are waiting for appointment. ...Read more

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I have a red spot/lump under my armpit which hurts. It appeared last night could it be a bite or something else?

Hair follicle: Could be infected or clogged hair follicle. Also if you have a history of MRSA exposure, could be an abscess. Have it evaluated and seen for further treatment. ...Read more