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I Keep Getting Lumps Under My Armpits
I regularly get small but painful lumps under my armpits they come and go all the time sometimes being excursiatingly sore??
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
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
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
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
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
I get sharp pain going from left armpit down arm sometimes- no lumps or bumps :) it kinda feels like nerve pain. Need to worry? Its just annoying
I have just finished my period a week ago and om bleeding again and I get lumps un my armpit sometimes and I am gettinf colds abd flus alot why?
Several issues: Likely you have several issues, you need to see a local physician. ...Read more
I've had armpit pain (both pits) for a few days. I don't feel sick. They are sore, no lumps or anything. I did just get off my period.?
I would not put: It past your period to cause all kinds of weird symptoms. However any change in your menstrual symptoms warrants a pregnancy test and recheck in 1-2 weeks. If they are both negative, and you do not feel morning sickness, then watch to see if the axillary (aka fancy term for armpit) pain would go away spontaneously. If it doesn't, then it's time to visit the healthcare professional for help. ...Read more
Why do I get very random large lumps that are red and itchy that spread all over my arm then go away?
Folliculitis: Your body/ immune system is healthy enough to get rid of it. Watch for the exposure source.........Linen, soap/clothing/lotion/ indoor animal/ indoor plants. Take some vitamin- a, c supplement. ...Read more
I have developed a painful lump In center of my armpit, when should I get it checked out? I know it may go away on its own?
See a doctor: This maybe a sign of infection or enlarged lymph node. See your doctor for examination. ...Read more
I hve a small lump in my right breast very close to the chest and armpit area and u/s came up neg but I get a pain I that side causing S.O.B?
8 year old boy lump in armpit about the size of a large grape. Painful to the touch says it hurts to put his arm down on it. It feels soft and easilly moveable. Should I be worried? Due to the holiday cannot get him into doc until after! He has no other s
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?
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.
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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'm a female and I get a flesh colored lump in my right armpit that comes and goes. I'm able to wiggle it. Is never larger than a pea. What is it?
Possible tag: Without a photo this must be examined: this may be a papillona or a benign skin tag; however, your question cannot be actually answered without a photo or exam. Call you physician. ...Read more
My armpits bother me it comes and goes no lump, just feel mild pain? Get tested frequently, physical fine except hsv1 was found? Any worries or sugges
Muscular: At 22 years of age and no lumps, its not likely to be consistent with cancer. And if its both its likely to be something muscular. This pain is highly unlikely to be related to hsv 1. I would keep up with regular exercise and maybe clean up your diet a bit, hydrate well. Keep a pain journal to see if you find patterns with an activity or some other correlation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a small lump in my armpit, its about the size of a baby pea, it is very firm, it comes and goes, would get it checked out but its gone for now?
Probably a cyst: Have pcp check it when it's there. ...Read more
Infection anb cancer: Lumps in the area of lymph nodes that drain that area suggest an immunological reaction which is most likely a bacterial infection. The most common cause is the over use of anti-perspiriant in the underarm area. These same lymph nodes will trap cancer cells which grow and enlarge giving you that lump feeling. A helpful finding is the tenderness which is more likely caused by infection. ...Read more
Hi how are you. I have a soft painful lump under my armpit and I was wondering if I should go get it checked out. Family history of lymphoma?
You should: But remember, it's actually better that a lump be painful from a cancer perspective as lymphomatous nodes tends to be painless while reactive nodes (like from infections) tend to be painful. It may not be a lymph node at all though, and having it checked out is good medicine. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can you get an enlarged sweat gland in the armpit? Feels like a lump under the surface of the skin. How long should it stay there?
Yes but...: This could be plugged hair follicle, but this usually presents as a painful bump on the surface of the skin, although it can sometimes feel like it is under the skin. This could also be an enlarged lymph node. Your doctor should be able to examine you and explain if this is anything to be concerned about. ...Read more
Is it possible to get endometriosis at armpit? I got a lump at my r axilla every month, it comes just before few days of my periods and goes with it.
I have a lump under my right armpit and I get chills do I have cancer? I'm 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
I have an axillary cyst and it is a very big lump under my armpit. I wanted to know what I need to do to get rid of it. I been having it for 4 years?
Surgery: It's likely a minor procedure but it would need to be cut out. ...Read more
I have a tender thumb shaped and sized lump in my armpit. I am not sick does this mean I am gonna get sick or do I need to get it checked out?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Hi doctor I have a lump under my armpit it's been there for a years and when I press down on it, it hurts what can I do at home to get rid of it?
Nothing: Probably nothing at home is going to fix it. Go to the doctor and let them check it out to see what it is and then give your treatment options. ...Read more