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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 this big lump under my armpit and I would like to know what it is how it got there and what I can do to treat it ?

I have this big lump under my armpit and I would like to know what it is how it got there and what I can do to treat it ?

Unsure: The lump needs to be examined by a physician and considered in the context of any other possible symptoms. Common causes include lymph node enlargement (can be associated with simple infection such as a cold or mono, or can be serious such as an early sign of cancer). Biopsy of an enlarged lymph node may be considered. Cyst, fat deposit, inflamed hair follicle are some other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a big lump under my left armpit after delivering a baby?

I have a big lump under my left armpit after delivering a baby?

Breast tissue/glnd : In that location the most common lump would be an enlarged lymph gland. One rare possibility would be stray breast tissue. If you draw a semicircle from the armpit thru the nl breast location along the mid belly to the groin on the same side, you have the line where accessory nipples(usually duds) may be found. I had one mom that had an accessory breast tissue in both pits arise after delivery. ...Read more

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I have a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN I pUT on it sInce IM prEGnant? Im having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

I have  a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN  I pUT  on it sInce IM prEGnant? Im having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

Talk to your OB: The lump under your arm could be breast tissue called the axillary tail of Spence which can become engorged or could be an abcess or lymph nodes fighting off an infection. The itching is likely to be a skin issue. Since you are pregnant but don't memtion how far along, it is difficult to narrow this down.Your OB is the one to best help with this. Call today. Don't wait for your next appointment. ...Read more

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How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more

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Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Get evaluation: Lumps involving breast/ arm pit should be medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If it is truly a new hard lump it needs to be biopsied, but pain by itself may not be anything worrisome. Some cancers cause pain, others don't, so pain is not a very reliable symptom. ...Read more

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more

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I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.

I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.

Lymphoma unlikely: It is not feasible to say what it is, without examining you. However, if it has been there for 4 years and no other lumps have appeared, it is highly unlikely to be lymphoma. You should consult a doctor any way. ...Read more

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Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?

Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?

Local infection : It is common for a hair follicle to get infected here. Cancers do not start this abruptly and they do not start painful or red like infections do. An infected hair follicle leaves a lump of healing tissue over several weeks. ...Read more

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Can starting a new birth control medication cause a armpit lump?

That should not: be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read more

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Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read more

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Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18

Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more

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Armpit lump pain, family history of breast cancer. Can it be seen or biopsied?

Armpit lump pain, family history of breast cancer. Can it be seen or biopsied?

Yes, it can: A lump under the armpit should be evaluated. A ultrasound can look at the shape and size of the lymph nodes. A needle biopsy can be performed to make a diagnosis. Contact a breast surgery specialist or go to a breast center for evaluation and risk assessment. ...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?

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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I've got a big lump under armpit full of pus very painful can i burst it my dr put me on 500mg 4 times a day fluxacilin capsules ?

Abcess: This abcess May require incision and drainage with a wick left in place to promote continued draining of purulent material which may be sent for culture. Antibiotics will be continued most likely. Under no circumstances should you try to burst this abcess or boil. ...Read more

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I have abig lump under both my armpits probably the size of a lemon, no pain just uncomfortable because its so big i've had these since i was 15 yrs ?

I have abig lump under both my armpits probably the size of a lemon, no pain just uncomfortable because its so big i've had these since i was 15 yrs ?

Breast Tissue: Lumps in the armpit can be lots of different things, best sorted out by a surgeon. However, if these lumps have been present that long (unchanged) & are the consistency of fat and/or breast tissue, it sounds like ectopic axillary breast tissue. This is merely a variation of normal and no clinical consequence. If it bothers you, surgical excision can be done. ...Read more

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