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I Have A Lump Under My Armpit And It Hurts
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 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 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
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 red spot/lump under my armpit which hurts. It appeared last night could it be a bite or something else?
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
Woke up with sudden armpit lump. Very small beneath skin. Pain to touch. No redness. A bit raised skin. I scratched abit. No family history of cancer. Cause?
I have a lump under my armpit n its been there for a long time and I don't know what it is I was jus wondering cause it don't hurt or bother?
Lump: Clinically if it is not getting bigger it is more likely benign but better to have it evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more
I have a small pea sized lump under my armpit and when I squeeze it a white liquid substance comes out doesn't smell and the lump doesn't hurt?
Stop sweeping it: Stop touching the are. Monitor and if does not improve go see your doctor ...Read more
Hi doctor I have a lump under my armpit it's been there for a years and when I press down on it, it hurts what can I do at home to get rid of it?
Nothing: Probably nothing at home is going to fix it. Go to the doctor and let them check it out to see what it is and then give your treatment options. ...Read more
Small lump-knot under my armpit and it hurts the side of my breast and kinda up my arm. Hurts to put my arm to my side.
See MD: It could be an infection of the lymph node. You should see a doctor for this. ...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 painful lump under my armpit that appeared this morning it hurts really bad is there anything I can do to stop the pain till it goes away.
I have a lump under armpit unnoticeable untill recently it almost just tore apart like a small cut and hurts im scared. Sticky hurts to move arm help?
Abscess: Sounds like you had an abscess rupture. Pus drains from the wound, it may have an odor. Wash the area with soap and clean water daily. Apply hot towels or use a heating pad for 20-30 min 6 times a day. Keep some gauze bandages over the wound during the day. If the area around the abscess is red, tender, and getting worse seek medical attention. Sometimes you will need an antibiotic. Good Luck. ...Read more
Hi, I recently discovered a lump under my armpit which is a size of lentil. It doesn't hurt. Can it be a cnancer?
Lump: Based on your age and size likely not, but it should be further evaluated and biopsied if there is any clinical suspicion. ...Read more