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I Have A Lump In My Armpit That Hurts
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
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
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
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
I have a small lump in my armpit that only hurts slightly when I press on it. Should I be worried?
I have a lump in my armpit, it doesn't hurt and it doesn't seem to be going away, I've had it two months. Should I go to the doctors about this?
Yes: Could be an enlarged lymph node, fatty lump or an obstructed sebaceous gland. Best to have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
I have this weird lump under my armpit and it hurts every time I close my arm. Should I be worried?
Need to be seen: And examined, start with your primary doctor, could be a lymph node reacting to an infection in the area, best wishes ...Read more
I have a red spot/lump under my armpit which hurts. It appeared last night could it be a bite or something else?
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
Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there. Healthy otherwise. Cancer?
Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If it is truly a new hard lump it needs to be biopsied, but pain by itself may not be anything worrisome. Some cancers cause pain, others don't, so pain is not a very reliable symptom. ...Read more
Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more
I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.
Painless armpit lump that has blood when Isqueezed it a little. (thecolor like skin just a little darker)I am worried, could this be anything serious?
That should not: Be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read more
Is there a risk of using progesterone cream over a long time? My wife has a painful armpit lump that seems connected, along with volatile moodiness.
Yes: May be related. Why using this cream???? ...Read more
Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read more
Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. Do I have cancer? I'm 18
Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more
There is a lump in my armpit that hurts and it itches. When I touch the lump it hurts even worse. What should I do? And what is causing this?
Size?: Could you describe the lump some more? Could be lots of things but a good description could help narrow it down. A painful lump in the axilla should get evaluated in person by your doc. ...Read more
I've got a tiny lump in my armpit, its abit smaller than a petit pois doest hurt or anything, but still concerned. Any advice?
Get seen: It's quite common for an adult to have a skin papilloma here; I've often wondered why. Show your physician on your next office visit. If it ulcerates or starts growing wildly, make an appontment. ...Read more
Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, I got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,
It sounds as though you may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. If the infection is not getting better after drainage, then you may need antibiotics and should call your regular doctor.
Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should go to the doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately.
You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more
I have a pain on the left side of my chest that really hurts for a minute when I lay flat on my back., not sure if it is a strained muscle, but I also have a lump in my armpit that my doctor said was a tendon...Please advise?
Second opinion: There are no tendons in the armpit. You could have an enlarged lymph node, which should be cause for concern. You should get a second opinion. ...Read more