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I Have A Big Bump Under My Armpit
I have found a bump in my armpits last. Night it is not too big and it does not swelling. Is this some kind of cyst or cancer?
Hi, I seem to have had bumps on my groin, chest, and armpits, and they moderately big. I have had anal sex, we are both hiv negative, is this a sign?
Have an exam ASAP: HIV is not the only STD infection you can contract and what you describe could be enlarged lymph glands which could mean some sort of infection - not necessarily related to sex. But any sex is better if you play it safe! We need to start to see it that way. Worried folk are less attractive - sick folk even more - it's a fact! Always use a condom! For these bumps, have a simple exam & lab work. ...Read more
Over the past few months I have noticed pimple like bumps in areas under my armpits and on my stomach. They get very big if I let them be and they also leave scars. They appear randomly and hurt really bad.
Likely staph: Unfortunately you sound like you are likely carrying staph. This will often occupy the moist mucus laden areas inside your nose & contaminate your fingers when you touch your face/nose. Anywhere you scratch with contaminated fingers may plant germs that cause a small abscess. I would see your doc for treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?
You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the bra thoroughly before use. See that your bra is not too tight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
My grandma has a little bump that is turning black and under it their is a big ball the size of a gold ball under her armpitt?
My husband has had weird bump like warts coming up on this arm. Started 3 years ago and continuing to grow. Not big very small but much more.?
Bumps: It is nearly impossible to diagnose a skin condition without seeing it. I recommend a doctor visit in order to get diagnosed and treated. It could be something as simple as a wart, or something else altogether. Please get it looked at. ...Read more
I got a big red bump under my arm and it hurts. I squeezed it and blood& fluid came out not it is just red and hard. What should I do?
Abscess: Hi, an abscess is the body's way of "walling off" an infection it cannot fight on its own. It will be a growing, warm, red, tender mass, and could form anywhere on the body. Tx often consists of incision and draining of pus, heat, rest, and possible antibiotics. Recurrent axillary abscess' are called hidradenitis supprativa, responds to sugery, laser, and restriction of close shaving practices. ...Read more
A fungal infection?: A fungal skin infection often present with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Can be red/irritated under skin folds such as underarms. Otc lamisil/lotrimin/tinactin all seem to work fine for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. If not better in couple of weeks, or worsens, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis and proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a big pink bump under my arm. It's painul and around it is lumpy. Today, it was bleeding and a green, brown, and yellow substance was coming ou?
Infection: See a doctor for evaluation & treatment. Abscess drainage may be indicated along with oral antibiotics ...Read more
I have been getting clusters of two or three raised bumps on my arm and shoulders they do not pop and are not red inflamed the spots are too big t be kp and I have had folliculitis before and know that this is not it any suggestions on what it could be?
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris comes in a variety of sizes, so unless the bumps are huge, it could still be kp. There are also various kinds of folliculitis, so you can't rule that out either. There are other, more esoteric possibilities, but you will have to be examined directly by a dermatologist to know for sure. ...Read more
I have a bug bite that's been getting increasingly painful. My arm (where it's located) also feels weak. The bite looks fine, just a little bump, but hurts quite a bit - it feels like I've been punched. Should I go to an urgent care? The pain isn't a big
Yes: It needs to be checked out to see if it is a bug bite, or some other problem including infection, and then properly treated. ...Read more
I have a cluster of red bumps on my right arm that are itchy. It hasn't spread but there is one big red dot and many little ones. What could it be?
Derm: You should see the dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
It's hard to say: Without actually seeing what that means inflammation and swelling which can be caused by infection chronic inflammation metabolic issues such as get out from a puncture wounds a system that gotten irritated and many other things a lot depends on if it's in the skin or in the fatty tissue or moving with tendons these are all possibilities. ...Read more
What is causing me to get bumps in my arm pitts and they are very sore and hurt? They hurt like a pimple and they get so big then bust.
Hello.: Hello. This sounds a lot like hydraadenitis suprativa. A dermatologist or a family doctor should be able to confirm if this is the cause or it is from a different condition. ...Read more
I got my blood drawn and now there's a big bump on my arm where they put the needle. Is this normal? My arm feels numb and it hurts to move it
Should get better.: With any type of trauma there are many events that can happen. Sometimes when the patient tenses up and the needle is put in, the muscles around the area tighten and spasm. It takes a few days for the spasm to dissipate. There are time when swelling develops, like any injury. Icing the area usually helps reduce the swelling. Occasionally a blood clot forms underneath the skin.... ...Read more
Randomly I got these itchy spots on my arm that turned into big white blisters and was burning. I put some ice in them now just red&itchy bumps help?
Itchy rash: Your rash needs to be examined to determine what it is, you should go see your doctor about it. ...Read more
Spider/Insect bite on inner arm that hasn't healed. No fever or appetite loss, or anything, but a big red bump still. How long should it take to heal?
Dry itchy white bumps on arm last summer grew into a big pigment less white patch. I thought it was tinea versicolor as it increased when in sun.?
Pityriasis Alba: The white rough plaque you are describing sounds like pityriasis alba. This is often seen on the face, arms, shoulders, and neck of young people, especially kids. It is a results of mild eczema and dry skin. Usually, with good moisturizing, it will lessen. However, it worsens in the summer because the area does not tan while the surrounding skin does, making it more visible. See a derm. ...Read more
I've had off and on fever and exhaustion and constant headache, and later on developed big bumps all over legs, a few on one arm, back, and face...?
Fever can cause:
Headaches and exhaustion but the bumps are puzzling. Perhaps you could take a picture of the bumps or describe the size, shape, color, itchy, tender, distribution, etc.
I'm concerned about an infection, possibly bacterial, that would require antibiotics. You should go see your doc or go to ER for evaluation. R U taking any meds or had this rash before? ...Read more
My mom got bit on the arm when she was outside. She told me that when she got bit started out as a little red dot then it swelled up. Now she has two MORE bumps, a big one on her head and a smaller one behind her ear. They are very tender to the touch and
Bit by what??:
Prob best to have an exam and get a correct answer.
This format is not ideal for DXing this kind of question. ...Read more
I weigh 283 I notice I have heat bumps a lot were a sweat between my thighs under my arm even my breast my vagina and some even get big try everythng but nothing helps I'm hairy on vagina. Help?
I was bit had 4 white bumps now one red bump in big rash its hot get twinges sweating nausea blurry vision numbness in arm and hand is it scorpion?
Checked out! Needs "hands on" examination. Culd be anything from a plugged sweat gland, ingrown hair, to a swollen lymph gland (important)
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There's a bump under my armpit that has been there for a fee weeks, it hasn't grown is that something to worry about?
May be: It could just be an ingrown hair or a skin tag. However, there are glands in the armpit too, and you don't want one of those to be swollen for more than about a week. It could also be a cyst. You probably should get checked out to make sure it isn't anything serious. ...Read more