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I Have A Sore Lump In My Armpit
I have a sore lump in my armpit with no increase in size for the past 3 weeks. Dr. diagnosed Folliculitis or pinched nerve. What could it be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
A cold sore in my nose made my gland under my neck swell. Today I have a sore lump at the bottom of my armpit close to my breast - are they related?
I have sore throat, & feel difficulty in swallowing along with low grade fever at night. I can feel a small lump in my armpit as well.What it can be?
Enlarged lymph node: I would suggest seeing your healthcare provider. You should be tested for strep. The lump in your armpit also needs to be evaluated, it may be an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more
Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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