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I have a painful lump in my armpit what should I do?

I have a painful lump in my armpit what should I do?

Arm pit lump: Most likely would be an inflammed sweat gland. Probably its infected. For treatment: use a topical antibiotic and do not use anti-perspirant type deoderants. Often these come after shaving the axilla (arm-pit), so wait til it is healed. You may need an oral antibiotic if a topical does not work. ...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 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 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.

Swelling axilla: Apply either warm or cold compresses, whatever feels best. You can also use ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours. See your doctor to establish the cause. It may be an abscess that requires drainage. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump under my armpit and in my breast, i don't have insurance and i haven't seen a doctor in about 7 years.

I have a painful lump under my armpit and in my breast, i don't have insurance and i haven't seen a doctor in about 7 years.

Health Dept: Contact your local health department. They usually have a womens health unit. www.cancerscreening.illinois.gov check out this site and give them a call. They can get you some help. ...Read more

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I have a very painful lump in my armpit?

Cyst?: There are few possibilties. See a dermatologist to examine you and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have a slightly painful lump in my armpit happened 10 mo. ago as well I may be having gallbladder probs. could the two be related?

No,not related.: Sounds like you may be developing Hydradinitis suppurativa .See your PCP or Dermatologist to learn how to manage this often chronic or recurring condition. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump in my lower armpit. What could it be?

Infected node ?: We all have lymph nodes in the armpits. These can get infected. Nodes that swell can mean various things so seeing a physican is useful..They will check for other lymph nodes and likely figure it out. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump in my right armpit and puss comes out of it and it stinks usually. I'm 17 not sexually active. Pls help what can it be

Abscess: This is likely a pocket of pus in or under the skin. It can come from an infected hair follicle (particularly after shaving), a break in the skin, or an infected bug bite On some occasions it can come from an infected lymph node. Warm compresses to the area will help to draw pus out. You will need antibiotics and probably a MD to open the area for better drainage. See an MD ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump below my left armpit and two small pea sized lumps in my left breast that went away 1 month ago but are now back. What are they?

I have a painful lump below my left armpit and two small pea sized lumps in my left breast that went away 1 month ago but are now back. What are they?

Check with Doc: Breast masses are common. Most of the time they are benign. They should always be checked out with your doctor. The evaluation may involve a mammogram and an ultrasound as well as an examination. The findings that you described are commonly associated with cysts and can be affected by caffeine and also by shaving with lymph node changes in the breast or armpit. Cancer usually does not come and go. ...Read more