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I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?

I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?

Node or abscess: Could be a node or infection. Try using some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for 15 min each time. If it disappears it was from an infection somewhere on the arm. If it does not get smaller, or hurts more, then it is time to see your DR ...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 a lump in my armpit and it hurts and it comes and goes every once and awhile?

I have a lump in my armpit and it hurts and it comes and goes every once and awhile?

See a Dr!: One has to differentiate between a possible enlarged lymph node reacting to some inflammation in the hand or upper limb. However, i bet it is what is called hidradenitis, an inflammation of the sweat gland or sabaceous gland. See your dr. To sort things outm why suffer. I suspect anti perspirants may play a role . Ask a dermatologist is this is correct. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my right armpit that hurts when I wear my bra or anything touches it , it's solid and the size of a dime and it's skin colour ?

I have a lump under my right armpit that hurts when I wear my bra or anything touches it , it's solid and the size of a dime and it's skin colour ?

Needs evaluation: Lumps in the armpit can be cysts or enlarged lymph nodes. Only a clinical examination can determine the cause or the treatment. suggest you see your primary care soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a lump under my armpit and it hurts it also has smaller pimples around it. It's a lil bigger than a marble?

Hidradenitis ?: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, under breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic/recurring abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my armpit that only hurts slightly when I press on it. Should I be worried?

Lymphnode swelling: Most likely an inflamed lymph node but it could also be an abscess or most concerningly a breast lump. I'd advise seeing your doctor and having an ultrasound done asap. ...Read more

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I have a red spot/lump under my armpit which hurts. It appeared last night could it be a bite or something else?

Hair follicle: Could be infected or clogged hair follicle. Also if you have a history of MRSA exposure, could be an abscess. Have it evaluated and seen for further treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my right armpit and it really hurts what is it ?

I have a lump in my right armpit and it really hurts what is it ?

Abscess: The tender lump in your armpit is likely a staph abscess. You need warm soaks to help it come to a head and drain and you probably will need antibiotics. If it drains from the compresses, you may be able to avoid antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in my right armpit and it hurts. It grew very large in the past week and I have some mild shooting pain in my arm what is it?

Several Things: You need to see a dr. It could be an enlarged lymph node. It could be an infected sweat or sebaceous gland. The inflammation probably is affecting the nerves going into your arm which pass thru the armpit. It is going to take an examination and some investigation to sort out your problem. ...Read more