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I have lump or cyst under my armpit been there for years no growth what should I do?

I have lump or cyst under my armpit been there for years no growth what should I do?

Leave it alone: As you have listed hidradenitis suppurativa as one of your medical conditions, I would make an educated guess that the lump you feel is related to that. This condition is known for the growth and presence of many kinds of benign cysts and sometimes abscesses. Sometimes the cysts can get infected and incision and drainage is needed. Otherwise there is no consistent treatment, but no need to worry. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What doctor I should see for a painful cyst under my armpit?

What doctor I should see for a painful cyst under my armpit?

Cyst.: For a painful cyst under your armpit, try seeing your primary care doctor first. You may need an antibiotic. Your PCP may even be able to drain it for you if necessary. If you have recurrent painful swollen cysts, you may need to see a general surgeon to have them removed. ...Read more

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Have a growth like a cyst under my armpit it is draining but it burst inside of me should I be worried about infection especially because of the joint?

Joint likely OK: If you are concerned about an infected cyst in your axilla, you should see your physician. If it burst inside of you, there must have been some trauma. You should not squeeze an axillary mass. The joint is deep to this area and is not likely to be at risk. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Hydradenitis: You may have a condition called suppurative hydradenitis. This may need to be examined and an official diagnosis. Can be treated with drainage, abx and/steroids. ...Read more

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Can an armpit cyst burst?

Can an armpit cyst burst?

Yes: Most of the arm pit cysts are sebasceous cysts, they get infected an rupture. ...Read more

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How to get rid of armpit cyst?

Probably an abscess: It sounds like you have an abscess. That is an infected pocket filled with pus. You can try to apply moist heat. Your doctor may give you antibiotics. If that does not work quickly, you will need to have it surgically drained. Most family docs do that in the office unless they are very large. Call your family doctor now! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of armpit cysts?

How do I get rid of armpit cysts?

Surgery: Have these surgically removed. Either a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon can do it. Be sure you keep your weight under control. These cysts are more common in folks overweight. ...Read more

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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