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I found a lump on my armpit and i want to know what it may be?

I found a lump on my armpit and i want to know what it may be?

Deep or superficial?: If its up in the skin and moveable it is most likely just a skin cyst or pustul. If it is deeper in the armpit between the muscles it may be an inflamed lymph node or fatty tumor. These can feel like a grape deep under the skin. If you are unsure, have an md look at it. If it persists longer than a couple months or begins to grow have it seen right away -- at your age it is most likely benign. ...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 have found a lump in my armpit. I'm very worried. It's painless so of course my thoughts go to Hodgkins. I recently had bloodwork unrelated. Fine. ?

I have found a lump in my armpit. I'm very worried. It's painless so of course my thoughts go to Hodgkins. I recently had bloodwork unrelated. Fine. ?

How do you feel?: Even a hangnail can turn an armpit lymph node palpable for a time. I trust you have no breast masses. If it is very hard, fixed to normal structures, or very big, get seen ...Read more

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I recently found a lump in my armpit. It's pretty painful. I now have three lumps in my armpit that are painful and slightly red. Cancer symptom?

Not really: Cancer in the armpit essentially represents metastasis to the lymph nodes high up near the axillary vein. They are for the most part painless and would not be associated with redness. Rather one would expect inflammation of the sweat glands right under the skin for which warm soaks and possibly antibiotics would be effective. ...Read more

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I found a lump in my right armpit oblong shape and it is sensitive to touch. There is a much smaller lump in my left armpit. I'm 34 female. Any ideas?

I found a lump in my right armpit oblong shape and it is sensitive to touch. There is a much smaller lump in my left armpit.  I'm 34 female. Any ideas?

Hidradenitis supp.: You may just have 'sebaceous cysts' or another condition called 'hidradenitis suppurativa' which occurs deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The parts of the body affected — armpits (axilla) and groin, for example — are also the main locations of apocrine sweat glands. For pictures and treatment goto: www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitissuppurativa/ds00818c. ...Read more

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I today found a lump under my armpit which I thought was a spot I put pressure on this and it moved should I be concerned?

Yes, if it persists: The most common cause is an infection or a blockage in a gland (hidradenitis). This can be caused or aggravated by shaving the area. If it persists more than a few days, see your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a mole removed today and have just noticed that the consultant wrote 'under l armpit' on my notes. I've found a lump under my armpit, ?

Wait for the report: If the report is benign then you don't have to worry , IF unfortunately report comes as melanoma , then need work up to make sure did not spread to axilla ( arm pit ) ...Read more

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I found a lump/cyst in my armpit. It hurt the first day I noticed it, but has no pain since then. Now I have many more lumps/cysts. I'm *SLE* 28y/o F?

Get checked: You may have inflamed axillary (armpit) lymph nodes. Are you taking any immunosuppressive therapy, like methotrexate, prednisone or biologics (like rituximab)? These common therapies for systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) can increase your risk for infection, which in turn can inflame the local lymph nodes. Do see your specialist for assessment. Hope that helps. ...Read more