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I have knots under my arm that are very painful and turning black?

I have knots under my arm that are very painful and turning black?

Run...: This can be caused by several things. The best option is to immediately see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have so many knots in my arm that it hurts to even massage. What is it? How can I relieve the pain?

I have so many knots in my arm that it hurts to even massage. What is it? How can I relieve the pain?

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to even guess without being to examine the arm. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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A bump or knot under my arm , about half inch around ?

A bump or knot under my arm , about half inch around ?

Varied causes: There are several possibilities including an inflammed follicle, cyst or possibly and inflammed lymph node due to the former. More serious considerations including lymph node swelling from other causes or neoplasms are possible. If the problem does not resolve within 1-2 weeks which is typical timing in the setting of inflammation it's best to get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Huge lump/ knot under my arm very painful! What should I do!?

Huge lump/ knot under my arm very painful!
What should I do!?

Infected Cyst: you likely have an infected cyst in your axilla. It needs to be evaluated today for definitive treatment and antibiotics. If you can not get into your doctor you should go to an Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more

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I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?

I keep getting painful itchy knot under my arm after I use my deodorant I have switched numerous deodorants and still have the same problem?

Hydradenitis: You may have an inflammatory condition called hydradenitis suppurativa which begins in the hair follicles and can result in locally swollen lymph glands and in complex abscess formation. It also tends to run in families. Do get checked - for this, and for other possible causes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I been having knots under my arm for 4 years that wnt go away an now i got this tender spot wth a red soft like bump but it looks n feel like meat?

I been having knots under my arm for 4 years that wnt go away an now i got this tender spot wth a red soft like bump but it looks n feel like meat?

Infected cyst: The skin under the arm pit is prone to many infectious processes if not kept clean and shaven. Hidradenitis of infected hair follicles and infected sebaceous cytst are very common. If not resolving they should be treated with antibiotics, warm soaks and excision if necessary. ...Read more

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A knot under my arm has been there for 2 wks. It continues to get worse & is now red, very sore, & bigger. What could it be & how do I get rid of it?

A knot under my arm has been there for 2 wks. It continues to get worse & is now red, very sore, & bigger. What could it be & how do I get rid of it?

Infected gland/node: You have both the odor pproducing glands and lymph glands located in that area. The lymph glands tend to be round and movable and can be pushed around under the skin. Although sore, it seldom communicates with the skin directly, but seem deep to it. If infected, the odor glands tend to remain in a single spot and may have an inflamed surface connection.A warm compress can help, but see ur doc. ...Read more

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