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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?

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

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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If I have a small lump in my armpit, should I got to the doctor immediately?

Not necessarily.: Most lumps and bumps we get are harmless. You might have a forming sebaceous cyst forming, or even the beginning of an abscess. Enlarged lymph nodes (from bacterial or viral infection) can feel like lumps. If it's not looking like an active bacterial infection or abscess - it's okay to wait 1-2 weeks to get it checked out by your doctor. Not something for the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my armpit. Can an ingrowing hair have caused this?

Yes: It's certainly possible. Other common causes include a sebaceous cyst and a lymph node. If it gets bigger you may want to have your primary dr look at it and feel it. ...Read more

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Hello I am 21 years old and I have a small lump on my armpit deep under the skin it is moveable & doesn't hurt & causing no other problems what is it?

Hello I am 21 years old and I have a small lump on  my armpit deep under the skin it is moveable & doesn't hurt & causing no other problems what is it?

Could be......: Could be several things, but it's time to get it checked. A woman's arm pit has a lot of stuff in it: major blood vessels, nerves, lymph nodes, tendons, hair follicles, and breast tissue (yep, breast tissue). So, if you've got a painless lump there, it's a good idea to have a doctor take a look, do an exam, and decide what to do to see what it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small lump under my armpit.. and it feels as though I have lumps in my breasts, too. could this be breast cancer?

Always possible: small lumps in armpit are usually of no concern unless they are enlarging and increasing in number. Lumps in the breast are usually normal since by definition breast tissue is lumpy. A solitary firm lump always requires investigation. Either way a mammo and sono should be performed and any further treatment would proceed from there. ...Read more

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Why would I have a small lump under my right armpit? I'm a 28 yr old male.

Why would I have a small lump under my right armpit? I'm a 28 yr old male.

Lump: Lumps can be simple things like blocked glands or lipomas which are fat cells , cysts . Hard to say without examination, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I m 27 year old femaie.Recently I have noticed that I have a small lump on my left armpit. Earlier it was not painful but it pains n its soft lump?

I m 27 year old femaie.Recently I have noticed that I have a small lump on my left armpit. Earlier it was not painful but it pains n its soft lump?

Get checked...: There are many possible etiologies of the "lump" you describe including a cyst, enlarged lymph node, etc. See your doctor and have it evaluated so that proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Im 18 I have a small lump under my right armpit I think it enlarged a little since 3 4 weeks do I have breast cancer i get chills. Too scared?

Not breast Ca: At 18 breast cancer very rare and would probably be palIpable before spreading to axilla. Lump may be sweat gland cyst or other non nodal problem. ff a node is enlarged it can come from lesion on chest wall as well as arm. GP should examine axilla to confirm finding of node and if questionable should be excised. FNA produces too many errors in dx.Chills unrelared. ...Read more

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