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I Have A Knot In My Armpit
I have a knot under my armpit I have squeezed it till pus oozed out and put a black piece of electrical tape on it to draw it out what should I do? It
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have 2 big knots in my armpit.they are red,swollen and hurts. And its going to my breast. What is wrong?
Hidradenitis: This is likely and infection of your sweat glands called hydradenitis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard nickel size knot under my armpit. I have had it for a while and it tends to come very inflamed around my period and small when not.
Knot under arm: It sounds like a cyst. You need to see a dermatologist if it bothers you. ...Read more
I have a pea size knot in the center of my armpit. It's painful when touched. What could this be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Get it evaluated: There is no way to tell you much without an exam. See your doctor. ...Read more
Swelling in my armpit has left, but I can feel lumps/knots remaining with a painful cord like line that extends from armpit into underneath arm. Any idea of what this could be?
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