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Doctor insights on: I Have A Knot In My Armpit

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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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Why do I have a knot under my armpit & beside my vagina ?

Why do I have a knot under my armpit & beside my vagina ?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have a knot under my armpit... I believe is from my breasts hematoma. Is that normal?

Not typically normal: Breast hematoma implies a blood collection or bruising either after surgery or some trauma. Have you had any of it recently ? More commonly a knot in armpit is either from a simple cyst or lymph node or infected hair follicle. ...Read more

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I have a big knot in my armpit hurts really bad what could that be?

I have a big knot in my armpit hurts really bad what could that be?

Have it evaluated: Possible cause of your pain may include inflamed lymph node, sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having other symptoms (rashes, fevers, sweats, etc), i wouldn't worry too much. If it doesn't go away over the next couple of weeks, you could have someone check just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have pain medium knot under my armpit n its really sore can barely put my arm down i get them all the time but will not leave for good what are they?

I have pain medium knot under my armpit n its really sore can barely put my arm down i get them all the time but will not leave for good what are they?

Likely hydradenitis,: an inflammation of the glands in your armpit. Some people are just prone to this (like some people are prone to acne or migraines). They hurt more if they become infected and may require drainage and/or antibiotics. They only way to get rid of them for good is to have them surgically removed. ...Read more

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I have 4 knots in 1 of my armpits. Two of the knots are the size of a quarter and they are red swollen , and painful. The swelling is going down my a?

I have 4 knots in 1 of my armpits. Two of the knots are the size of a quarter  and they are red swollen , and painful. The swelling is going down my a?

See a MD fast!: Painful skin masses can be due to boils (abscesses), which need treatment. When these cause surrounding redness and swelling, fever, or are increasing in size,then the infection is more serious. Get seen as soon as possible to be treated before the infection can get worse! If the pain, redness, swelling is rapidly worsening (noticeable spreading over hours, not days) get seen right away. ...Read more

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I have 4 knots in 1 of my armpits. Two of the knots are the size of a quarter and they are red swollen , and painful. The swelling is to my breast.

I have 4 knots in 1 of my armpits. Two of the knots are the size of a quarter  and they are red swollen , and painful. The swelling is to my breast.

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have this bumb or maybe knot in my armpit and it feels kinda attached to the skin it moves with the skin i just noticed i its about the size of a pea kinda hard

I have this bumb or maybe knot in my armpit and it  feels kinda attached to the skin it moves with the skin i just noticed i its about the size of a pea kinda hard

Without : Without examining you, it's difficult to say exactly what it is. There are many common things that a pea-sized lump in the armpit skin could be such as: - lymph node - ingrown hair - sebaceous cyst - abscess or boil (infection) - lipoma or uncommon things such as: - nodular fibromatosis or more concerning things such as: - tuberculosis - lymphoma - breast cancer - other metastatic cancer if it is painful, enlarging, or if you are suddenly noticing more, call your doctor right away. Otherwise, call your doctor during office hours and make an appointment. They may be able to tell whether it is concerning and needs to be looked into, or if it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have had a small painful knot under my armpit on and off for a week. Now I am having a sharp pain in my nipple which has been hard for 2 daystraigh.?

Mastitis: At your age and it only two days of having symptoms, which are describing is some sort of inflammatory process. If we tie the two together, then some sort of inflammation or infection in the breast tissue with secondary changes in the lymph glands in your armpit makes some sense. In almost every case, your body will be able to manage this on its own. If this doesn't resolve quickly see your md. ...Read more

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I have a pea size knot in the center of my armpit. It's painful when touched. What could this be?

Tough: Could be an ingrown hair or something else ... In all honesty, it's best to have it checked out by your doctor because the axilla (ie, the armpit) is a major site of lymphatic drainage. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Found knots in one of my armpits and it not painful but they really itch. What do you think it is?

Found knots in one of my armpits and it not painful but they really itch. What do you think it is?

Hidradenitis possibl: From your desciption hidraadenitis is a possibility. Raised cystic lesion in the armpits which can be inflammed and even itchy. Cream and antibiotics can help temporarily. However once diagnosis is confirmed by physician minor surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Small knot in armpit. Very tender. Causes?

HMM: Could be many things...Too little info to make a good guess...I'd have to see it and get a good history...Go see your primary care doc.. ...Read more

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I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell . I can't wear deodorant,powder or baking soda please?

I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell . I can't wear deodorant,powder or baking soda please?

See surgeon: sounds like hidra adenitis suppurativa or chronic infection of the sweat galnds. this can be ongoing problem unless the skin containing the sweat glands is removed. get a consultation. ...Read more

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My husband has these little knots in his armpit! They started out the size of bbs or little smaller than that! They have now grown to pea size! What c?

My husband has these little knots in his armpit! They started out the size of bbs or little smaller than that! They have now grown to pea size! What c?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red knot in armpit. Keeps getting bigger. Making my arm go numb/cold feeling. Causes?

Red knot in armpit.  Keeps getting bigger.  Making my arm go numb/cold feeling. Causes?

Check it: It could be an infected gland (boil) or a lymph node. It needs to be checked as it may be a sign of a breast disorder as well. If it's getting worse, don't delay a visit. ...Read more

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