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I have a painful lump on my right axilla?

I have a painful lump on my right axilla?

Swollen lymph node: The axillary region is a "collection station" for white blood cells and other abnormal cells pegged for destruction by the lymphatic system.It could be as simple as having cut yourself under the arm while shaving, an infection, or something more serious. See a md please. ...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 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

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

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

Infection: You have the odor producing glands in that area and these can become infected by skin germs. Localized moist heat may help the body self heal, but occasionally these need to be drained or treated with an antibiotic.You also have lymph nodes in that location that handle issues for arm & shoulder.These can also become swollen & self heal but occasionally need treatment. ...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 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

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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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What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

Possibly IBC: Inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. However, infection is also a possibility. See a doctor immediately for these symptoms. If it is cancer, your symptoms don't mean it has spread. But you need a biopsy of any lump! ...Read more

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I just found 2 small lumps under my armpit and they are painful what could it be?

Numerous things: See a doctor and have these examined and diagnosed appropriately. Doctors who cannot see and touch the lesions and take a full history should not be expected to be able to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have 5 painful lumps under my armpit. Im 32 yr old male. It started out with 1, then overnight turned to 5. Help please?

Infected hair follic: The most common differential is infected hair follicles or sweat glands, lymph nodes can also swell up. See your physician to get treatment ...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 painful, non moving lump on armpit! could this be cancerous?

I have painful, non moving lump on armpit! could this be cancerous?

It depends.: Hi roula1. A tender nonmoving lump may be anything from a completely noncancerous swollen lymph node to a more serious cancerous growth. If concern exists, i would recommend having the lump evaluated in person by a doctor. For a more definitive answer, an ultrasound or biopsy of the lump may be performed. Thanks for contacting healthtap. ...Read more

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What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful ?

What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful
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This is probably...: Probably an enlarged lymph node (which would be present if there was a local infection such as an ingrown hair). Could also be a boil (which is collection of pus under the skin). In any case, you can apply a warm compress to it 3x daily and simply watch it. It should shrink and become nontender. Seek medical attention if it does not resolve or if you develop fevers. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my armpit it is an oval and very painful what is it?

Lymphadenopathy: This is most likely an enlarged lymph node in reaction to an inflammation in its area of drainage. Also might be an abscess. Cancer is far less likely. This needs a hands-on examination for accurate diagnosis, along with a history. Do you own cats? See your PCP and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Armpit lumps: One of the common causes of the development of lumps under armpit is shaving or use of antiperspirants, as they can cause cysts and infection thus, the lump. Other causes include other types of infections, allergies, and rarely malignancy. See your local for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

Possible Infection: If you are shaving your underarm hair, it is possible that folliculitis has developed. Reusing a shaving blade that is stored in the shower increases this likelihood. Consult with a physician for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am a male with a painful lump under my armpit that comes and goes. What is this?

Lump in armpit: What you are describing sounds like a sebaceous cyst. A cyst is basically a pocket that forms in skin. These cysts can become inflammed, enlarge and become tender from time to time. However, it is difficult to definitely say what this lesion is without examing it. I recommend you see your doctor to confirm this diagnosis and see what the best treatment is. ...Read more

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I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

Have your doctor: take a look at these as it is possible they represent hydradenitis which is an inflammation/infection of the sweat glands in the skin. In the meantime warm compresses, no shaving and no deodorant. ...Read more