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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?

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?

Infection/Irritation: infection, or irritation even from shaving. Fortunately, most armpit lumps are harmless. However, can be related to a more serious underlying health problem and should be evaluated by a doctor. Hope it helps. ...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 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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Any reason why i might have a sore lump in my armpit?

Any reason why i might have a sore lump in my armpit?

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

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I'm having a sore lump in my armpit. Should i be concerned?

Potentially: If it is not better in a couple of weeks or is getting worse over the next few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my left armpit. It wont go away, wont come to a head. Please help. Tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc....

Abscess v lymph node: Best to get it evaluated now by doctor. May be an abscess that need to be i;d'd, or may be a lymph node? Get examined and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the sore lump in my armpit?

Infected.: Possible sweat gland infection. Use alcohol to clean, if not better or growing, needs evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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Little sore lump under armpit?

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 more

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