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Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Maybe: These are common. If you are having large or painful lesions, or very frequent problems with this, consider seeing your pcp. If you have small bumps that come and resolve on their own, medical attention may not be necessary. ...Read more

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I get chronic on and off lumps under armpit comes and goes sometime on the right sometimes on the left. Should I be concerned n see my dr.?

I get chronic on and off lumps under armpit comes and goes sometime on the right sometimes on the left. Should I be concerned n see my dr.?

Painful?: Are these lumps abscesses that hurt and drain, or something different? Have you used a new deodorant? You may have a skin disorder called Hidradenitis. Are they deep to the skin like lymph nodes. It is best to see your regular doctor to determine if you need further testing or treatment. ...Read more

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Hi there, i get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Hi there, i get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Axillary lumps: Lumps in your axillary (arm pit) areas can be axillary abscesses, infected hair follicles (especially if shaving, etc.), possible inflamed lymph nodes, etc....So it is best to get an evaluation to get the proper diagnoses, so your painful lumps can be treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I always get bumps or lumps under armpits when I shave. Sometimes they are painful and sometimes they arent. Wht cld it be?

I always get bumps or lumps under armpits when I shave. Sometimes they are painful and sometimes they arent. Wht cld it be?

It can be hair folli: This could be irritation of the hair follicles. There are certain medical conditions that can lead to this. Your physician may send you to a dermatologist to clarify the diagnosis. This can be a common problem when hair follicles are irritated. However there are some medical syndromes which can irritate a lot of hair follicles and that needs to be excluded. These hair follicles can be infected. ...Read more

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My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful. They seem to get bigger with time.

My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful.  They seem to get bigger with time.

Acrochordons: These tags of skin are more prominent in some families and more numerous on obese people. They are removed quickly and easily without sutures or dressings. It is nearly painless, OK to get wet, heals in about a week. They are also common around the neck, under the breasts, and in the groin. They are common on the eyelids and just as easily removed. They never become malignant. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my right armpit and I get chills do I have cancer? Im 18 what test should I do without making t obvious that im looking for cancer

Tell your doctor: There are plenty of causes for lumps in the armpit that are not cancerous. See your doctor, let them take a look at it. It could be a swollen lymph node from a viral or bacterial illness (reactive lymphadenopathy) - if you have an infection then "chills" are also quite common.Don't panic and drive yourself crazy. See your doctor so that they can help figure out what it is and help ease your mind ...Read more

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I have a small lump under skin in right armpit, I have had it about 1 month , should I get it checked or am I just being silly?

I have a small lump under skin in right armpit, I have had it about 1 month , should I get it checked or am I just being silly?

Yes: get it "checked out" You are not silly! Chances are its a benign SEBACEOUS cyst(Very common underarms!) NEVERTHELESS it should be checked out at your age! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Everyonce in awhile I get really tired for a week or so and lump under my armpit. And lose my appetite. What could this be?

Everyonce in awhile I get really tired for a week or so and lump under my armpit. And lose my appetite. What could this be?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and a more complete history is needed. The lump could be an enlarged lymph gland or a recurrent cyst or ingrown hair but other signs of a localized infection would be redness,tenderness and maybe drainage of pus. The fatigue is nonspecific and can occur with recurrent infection. See your physician for a history and physical examination and testing. M ...Read more