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I have a big bump under my armpit?

I have a big bump under my armpit?

Needs to be seen: In your armpit, its commonly a local skin abcess(infection). Or it could be a lymph node. Either of things should be evaluated. ...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 a big bump that hurts on my armpit, how do you know if its an ingrown hair?

I have a big bump that hurts on my armpit, how do you know if its an ingrown hair?

Either way: Sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst/hidradenitis/ or abscess. Likely need antibiotics and excision. ...Read more

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I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

Cyst : Inflammation or infection from a painful pimple or cyst may be drained, injected with corticosteroid, warm compresses applied and or treated with antibiotics . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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?

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?

Temporary: Lumps could occur from lymphatic's, or sometimes a reaction to deodorant. Other people get recurrent gland infection. If they persist, enlarge or hardened, have them checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Infection? Cancer?: While it's not absolutely clear what you're describing, it doesn't sound good, either infection or cancer. Best to take her to see her Family Doc for evaluation & testing after which she will be referred to appropriate specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What could a red thick bump under my armpit mean?

Many possibilities: Could be anything from an enlarged lymph node due to infection, tumor, non-infectious inflammation, or a non-lymphatic mass. This needs to be examined by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this bump under my armpit and it started off small and now it's like 3x bigger and hurts I don't know if it's a spider bite or a boil ?

I have this bump under my armpit and it started off small and now it's like 3x bigger and hurts I don't know if it's a spider bite or a boil ?

Boil: More likely a boil as this area of the body can be prone to them and a spider would usually have a tough time getting to your arm pit. See a health provider to have it evaluated and possibly drained. ...Read more