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

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

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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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?

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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I have had a small lump under my armpit for 6 years now. It tends to get sore around the time of my period, however has never changed shape. ?

Epidermal cyst: It is likely an epidermal (sebaceous) cyst. A lipoma would be less likely since they rarely cause discomfort. You can see your clinician to have it removed if bothersome or just leave it alone. Take care. ...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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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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Im too afraid to go to a doctor I have one small lump under my right armpit im afraid I might have cancer and im afraid of your reply too im18 help me?

NO FEAR: MOST LIKELY IT IS A LYMPH NODE REACTING TO A VIRUS,ALLERGY,INFECTION. in your part of the world most likely it is a reaction to infection and you might need antibiotic so you need to throw your fear away and go and see a doctor that can prescribed medication that will make it go away good luck ...Read more

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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?

Folliculitis: This sound like it could be inflammation of hair follicle or other small irritation. Watch it and if still present after month or one menstrual cycle have it looked at. Sounds benign at this juncture but hard to say for certain without examining it. ...Read more

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How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more