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I Have A Lump In My Arm And It Hurts
Possible abscess.: You could have a boil or abscess (furuncle). A painful lump needs to be seen and treated soon (1-3 days). If increasing pain, redness spreading up your arm, fever, or other symptoms of spreading infection it needs to be evaluated today. ...Read more
Cyst or infection: Many reasons to develop painful lumps in underarm or axilla. Swollen lymph nodes may or may not be painful. Ingrown hairs can be uncomfortable. Cysts are usually non-tender but if large enough or infected, can be quite painful. Hidradenitis suppurativa is an extreme case of oil glands gone bad. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818 for more info on this topic. ...Read more
I have a lump under my skin under my arm and it hurts. I popped it and it hurts still. What could it be? Is this serious? Or not to worry?
A few possible: Answers are abscess (boil) which can happen spontaneously or precipitated by shaving, or if this has occurred before, this could be hidradenitis suppurativa which is a skin gland disorder typically causing abscess-like lesions under the skin in the underarm, groin and buttocks areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days. ...Read more
Hello. I wrote yesterday about pain in my upper arm/shoulder. Today I have found a pea sized lump in my arm pit that hurts! what is it?
Might be lymph node,: This might be a swollen, infected lymph node or a small irritated boil or hair follicle. If it doesn't get better with topical ointment or you're still concerned, see your doctor for an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more
I found a lump in my arm about a week ago it hurts when I rub it I also find myself constantly streching the same arm out what can it be?
Endless poss.: Follow up with your primary MD. Need more details to even begin to guess what the differential is in this setting. ...Read more
I have a lump under my arm that has been there for approximately 2 months. It does not hurt. How cocerned should I be? What should my next step be?
Need more info: Need to see a doctor and be prepared to answer these questions: skin redness? Discharge? Recent cuts or animal bites on the arm? Fever? Chill? Night sweats? Weight change? There are many possibilities and some are benign but some could be bad and require prompt attention. ...Read more
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