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I have a small lump under my tongue?

Options: If it has been there more than 2 weeks or is growing i would suggest seeing a dentist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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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 big bump under my armpit?

I have a big bump under my armpit?

Needs to be seen: In your armpit, its commonly a local skin abcess(infection). Or it could be a lymph node. Either of things should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my armpit?

I have a sore lump under my armpit?

Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters the bacteria, virus or fungus and then reacts as "killer cells" come to attack the agent. The lymph node responds by growing, producing more cells, and can get tender due to the agents and chemicals released. You may need antibiotics or see pcp. ...Read more

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I have a small bump under my touge?

I have a small bump under my touge?

See a dentist: Any abnormal findings in your mouth should be evaluated by your dentist. The small bump could be a cyst or extended salivay gland; however, it also could be some kind of tumor. You should see a denist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my right nipple?

I have a lump under my right nipple?

Get checked: it is tender ask for antbx if not see also md for possible bx to r/o cancer ...Read more

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I have a lump under my arm?

I have a lump under my arm?

Hidradenitis: This could be a condition called hidradenitis if it looks like an abscess or infection. Another possible cause could be a lymph node. Any lumps that may be abnormally enlarged lymph nodes should always be evaluated. Hidradenitis may be treated with conservative care such as antibiotics, but may also require surgical incision. ...Read more

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I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having other symptoms (rashes, fevers, sweats, etc), i wouldn't worry too much. If it doesn't go away over the next couple of weeks, you could have someone check just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in my forearm?

Does it hurt?: If it hurts it could be a blocked hair follicle. If its non tender it could be a lipoma (fatty tissue) if its near the wrist it could be a ganglion cyst. We would need more information and a picture would help too. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump under my jaw! help?

I have a painless lump under my jaw! help?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for your lump. Having a lump is not normal. See a dermatologist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin near my bum that's the size of a pea. Should i be worried?

I have a lump under my skin near my bum that's the size of a pea. Should i be worried?

Most likely...: No. First thing that comes to mind would be a simple skin cyst. These are very common. Sometimes they can get infected and become larger and painful. So might be worth getting it checked out at next doctor's appointment. ...Read more

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Now I have a lump in my armpit?

Now I have a lump in my armpit?

See your physician: If the lump is just beneath the surface of the skin it may be a cyst. If tender it may be an abscess. You may also be feeling a swollen lymph node. If concerned best to have your physician examen it for peace of mind to be sure nothing serious. ...Read more

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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

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I have a big red lump underneath my arm?

I have a big red lump underneath my arm?

See a doctor: It could be many things and you should see a doctor asap for treatment. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I have a small, beady lump under my breast, please help!?

I have a small, beady lump under my breast, please help!?

In person medical: Evaluation would be the most prudent course of action. ...Read more

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Hi i have found a smallish lump under my left collar bone feels like a sack of some sort under my skin?

Lymph node?: Most likely a lymph node, which houses immune cells. Some of these permanently reside in the node and others go in and out. In the context of infection, there would be an influx of white cells as the overall immune response adjusts. However, rarely, a lymph node enlarges due to an influx in cancer cells. For this reason, if it persists, it is worth seeing a physician and completing a work up. ...Read more

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I have a hanging mole with a lump underneath under my armpit. What is it?

I have a hanging mole with a lump underneath under my armpit. What is it?

Hanging mole?: It is difficult to speculate as to what the lesion you are describing could be, without examining you and getting further details about it. I recommend you see a local dermatologist for evaluation. ...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 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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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.

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my right armpit. Its been there for 2 months. It was painful initially, but not anymore. I am a 24 year old male. Cancer ?

Not likely: Infection or inflammation of anytime can produce a painful lump. This seems to be the case with your lump under the arm. The fact it is now painless indicates that acute problem has settled down. But watch its size...Which should get smaller and not be increasing at all.If it is increasing in size, then you need to see a doctor for further examination to find out its nature. Cancer is unlikely rig. ...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

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Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Get evaluation: Lumps involving breast/ arm pit should be medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

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

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

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

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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.

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.

Lymphoma unlikely: It is not feasible to say what it is, without examining you. However, if it has been there for 4 years and no other lumps have appeared, it is highly unlikely to be lymphoma. You should consult a doctor any way. ...Read more

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Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?

Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?

Local infection : It is common for a hair follicle to get infected here. Cancers do not start this abruptly and they do not start painful or red like infections do. An infected hair follicle leaves a lump of healing tissue over several weeks. ...Read more

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Can starting a new birth control medication cause a armpit lump?

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

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Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

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

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