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Hard Red Lump Under Armpit
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 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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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 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
My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed
Got a bite or something on my arm it's a hard lump red swollen yuk colour scab on it and when pressed hard sticky greenish stuff comes out wat is thi?
Infection: Whatever it is it is infected. Go see your doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
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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I've had an insect bite on my arm. For 2 weeks. The swelling and reddness got worse after 3 days, but seemed to get better after that. Now, I feel a very hard lump beneath my skin which isn't going away. It only hurts if I touch it, though, but it no long
Lump under right arm fatty area? Hard, painful, none movable, red-purple tent, internal & raised above skin level, burning & sharp radiating pains
Infection: Heat. If doesn't resolve see md to see if antibiotics or further workup needed. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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?
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