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What should I do if I have a bump under my armpit?

What should I do if I have a bump under my armpit?

Get it: checked out! Needs "hands on" examination..culd be anything from a plugged sweat gland, ingrown hair, to a swollen lymph gland (important) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...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 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

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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

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I have a rash with bumps under my armpit. It does spit out puss it also smells really bad. It speed down my chest to my thighs and genatiles. ?

A possibility: Sound like a typical description of hidradenitis superativa, or persistent abscess-like infections usually under the armpit. Know that smoking is a common exacerbant. Multiple strategies exist to treat, including surgery, and so I would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a bump under my armpit and i can feel it its like a bump type of pimple feeling and it hurts and it stings and its not visible theres no lump ?

Folliculitis: Inflammation and possible Infection of Hair Follicles. Very common problem because of frequent Shaving and use of Deodorant blocking the sweat glands. Avoid Deodorant. Try Antibiotic cream like neosporin. ...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?

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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What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

See a doctor: This can mean nothing very good. There are several possibilities and all will require professional attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up to a painful bump under my armpit. It have grown in size and really painful. I noticed now all under my under arms are swollen. Whats wrong?

Many possibilities: See a doctor and have this worked out in detail. It may require a biopsy of the lymph nodes, but it is important to find out if this is infectious, tumor, or other. Good luck. ...Read more

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I found a small sensitive red bump under my armpit and I thought it was a pimple but now there is a second one and my gland is swollen/sensitive?

Staph infection: Most likely you have staph infection which should be evaluated at your doctor's office or urgent care clinic for prompt treatment. These bumps, if left untreated evolve into abscesses, which often need to be lanced for drainage. Feel better! ...Read more

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I've been itchy for over a week in armpit kept scratching now I have a bump under the skin.. Not painful also have possible ibs use colpermin?

I've been itchy for over a week  in armpit kept scratching now I have a bump under the skin.. Not painful also have possible ibs use colpermin?

A few thoughts: Colpermin usually doesn't cause itching but because it's a natural substance, it's hard to say for sure because those compounds are not as regulated as prescription medications. You could try not taking it for a few daysto see if it helps your symptoms. Try not to scratch as this can cause irritation to your skin. Possibly the bump under the skin is a cyst that formed as a result of the scratching ...Read more

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Painful bump in armpit ?

Painful bump in armpit ?

May be infection : You need to see your position. This could be infection like a boil. Could be a tender lymph node. Your physician can best evaluate this. ...Read more