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Large lump under armpit skin. Had mammogram 9mo ago. Should I repeat?

Large lump under armpit skin. Had mammogram 9mo ago. Should I repeat?

No: Large axillary nodes can be from many causes other than breast cancer. Infections, lymphoma, and breast cancer are a few causes. Large axillary ln should be examined by your doctor and if clinically suspicious for neoplasm they should be biopsied. Repeat mammography may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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On 12 Aug 3014 breast ultrasound showed enlarged lymph node. In DEC I had hair follicle. Now this morning I have a bump under armpit. Cause? It pai

On 12 Aug 3014 breast ultrasound showed enlarged lymph node. In DEC I had hair follicle.  Now this morning I have a bump under armpit.  Cause?  It pai

Hidradenitis or can: Armpit lumps and lymph node enlargement can be due to sweat gland inflammation, called hidradenitis, but there is concern for possible breast disease. Please have a surgeon perform a breast exam and obtain a mammogram. ...Read more

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Lg firm lump 3 o clock pos beside/ behind nipple on rt breast had mam/ult results birads 3-after it got red warm tender now itching armpit under skin?

Lg firm lump 3 o clock pos beside/ behind nipple on rt breast had mam/ult results birads 3-after it got red warm tender now itching armpit under skin?

BIRAD 3 abn: If the mammogram reported to have BIRAD 3 grading, they also should have instructed the follow up on that, if you have symptoms in and around that area, have it examined to have further treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had a surgical biopsy/ lumpectomy a few months ago (benign). Now have a non palpable lump in same breast. Should I consult my breast doc again?

 I had a surgical biopsy/ lumpectomy a few months ago (benign). Now have a non palpable lump in same breast. Should I consult my breast doc again?

Progesterone low: It sounds like you may have low progesterone level. Signs of low progesterone: PMS, lumpy/cystic breasts, breast tenderness, heavy periods, cramps, clots, spotting, irregular menstrual cycles. Have your doctor check your progesterone level on day 21 of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I found this tiny lump in my right collar bone. 6 years ago I had a mastectomy done for breast cancer D is. should I worry?

I found this tiny lump in my right collar bone. 6 years ago I had a mastectomy done for breast cancer D is. should I worry?

Have it checked...: It could also be an enlarged lymph-node related to your DCIS. You should have a doctor check it. It could be nothing but you can't assume this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?

A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I  had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?

Pimples and Boils: Hi!, pimples and boils are caused by blocked and infected hair follicles. They are essentially small abscesses. When the body can't fight an infection it builds a wall around it called a granuloma. It will go away with time, heat may help. If it doesn't go away, make sure to have it re-examined by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a pea size lump in rgt armpit i popped it ultrasound showed its not attached to lymph node. Now have rope like lump in same armpit nipple pain?

I have a pea size lump in rgt armpit i popped it ultrasound showed its not attached to lymph node. Now have rope like lump in same armpit nipple pain?

Infection: You shouldn't "pop" those bumps. It sounds like you have an infection. You need to go see your doctor or go to an urgent care center to get evaluated and probably be put on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site ?

I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site ?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I found a soft movable lump above my collarbone. It's painless. Should I be worried about Hodgkin's if my mother had it?. Also, I'm 14 wks pregnant.

I found a soft movable lump above my collarbone. It's painless. Should I be worried about Hodgkin's if my mother had it?. Also, I'm 14 wks pregnant.

Lump: I can understand your worries knowing about your mother's history. In my experience, ; such soft, movable bumps are either benign hypertrophy (enlargement) of a lymph node from recent illness or a cyst. Either way,; get it checked for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Bilateral nipple discharge white and sticky. Had 3 non-cancerous lumps removed. Should i push for testing? Doc says it's fine since lumps were normal.

Bilateral nipple discharge white and sticky. Had 3 non-cancerous lumps removed. Should i push for testing? Doc says it's fine since lumps were normal.

Galactorrhea?: My first concern would be a prolactinoma of the pituitary gland. They are more common than folks think. This is just the beginning of the workup; galactorrhea is seldom ralted to any breast masses. ...Read more

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Hi My cat scratched my left nipple a couple weeks ago and lymph nodes underarm left hurt. Nipple has small brown scab. Should I get antibotic?

Hi My cat scratched my  left nipple a couple weeks ago and lymph nodes underarm left hurt.  Nipple has small brown scab. Should I get antibotic?

Cat scratch: Yes you should be seen by your physician for an evaluation - cat's do carry certain infections that can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Good Luck ...Read more

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Hard lump on rib above my breast. First noticed 2 wks ago. I think it has got slightly bigger. Seen doc. U/s clear, waiting X-ray. Any ideas?

Hard lump on rib above my breast. First noticed 2 wks ago. I think it has got slightly bigger. Seen doc. U/s clear, waiting X-ray. Any ideas?

Breast nodule: The mass is likely in the soft tissue rather than the rib. This may be fibrous breast tissue which can worsen with caffeine intake and can be associated with menstrual cycle. At your age, you should have a baseline mammogram and your physician should discuss any family history of breast disease. Breast MRI may be necessary if all other imaging modalities fail to isolate the area. ...Read more

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Small Palpable lymph nodes under left armpit for year and a half. Never grown or changed. Doc not worried. Should I be worried? 20 years old male

Small Palpable lymph nodes under left armpit for year and a half. Never grown or changed. Doc not worried. Should I be worried? 20 years old male

Not really: With some instruction most people can find small nodes in their armpits or groin on a regular basis. They are more prominent if you have a skin rash, bug bites or recent illness.These are generally the size of a pea at rest & enlarge to 2-3X that size when they are processing some lymph fluid. They go up/down over a 3 week cycle.If your doc is aware & evaluated them you have done all you need. ...Read more

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I found a hard fixed lump under my right breast on my rib. I am 51 hysterectomy at 28. I have a mammogram on July 13th. Will a mammogram show problems?

I found a hard fixed lump under my right breast on my rib. I am 51 hysterectomy at 28. I have a mammogram on July 13th. Will a mammogram show problems?

Not necessarily: A mammogram is not designed to check for lesions on the ribs. Please discuss the matter with your doctor so that you may get the correct imaging study, in addition to the mammogram. ...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