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Small knot in armpit. Very tender. Causes?

Small knot in armpit. Very tender. Causes?

HMM: Could be many things...Too little info to make a good guess...I'd have to see it and get a good history...Go see your primary care doc.. ...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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Pea size nonmovable hard lump in breast painful when touched (upper area near chest wall) ?

Pea size nonmovable hard lump in breast painful when touched (upper area near chest wall) ?

Painful breast lump: Please kindly see your doctor to get checked out. Being painful it's important to make if it's an infection. ...Read more

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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful bump in armpit ?

Painful bump in armpit ?

May be infection : You need to see your position. This could be infection like a boil. Could be a tender lymph node. Your physician can best evaluate this. ...Read more

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Painful lump in bikini line. Hernia?

Not likely.: Most painful lumps are inflasmmatory. A deep boil, or inflammed lymph nodes are quite likely. Although not usually painful, a lipoma can be present, and these fatty benign tumours can be irritated! ...Read more

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Large non-painful, firm lump between collarbone and left breast - Is this cancerous?

Large non-painful, firm lump between collarbone and left breast - Is this cancerous?

Get it examines: There is no way to tell in this virtual forum if the lump is cancerous or not. Please have the lump examined by a MD to make that determination. ...Read more

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A pea sized movable lump in the right armpit?

Axillary lesion: It may be a simple cyst, abscess, or Lymph-node. Get an exam to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Cannot say: without an exam AND Hidrantiva is quite common. so are lymph nodes Hidrantiva will certainly need antibiotics if not mild outpatient surgical drainage. It's going to have to be looked at. ...Read more

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Daughter has a pea size knot in the groan area. Tender and painful.

Daughter has a pea size knot in the groan area. Tender and painful.

Likely a lymph node : There are hundreds of lymph nodes scattered throughout the body which act as sub stations that sift through body serum removing germs and debris. These enlarge and react to localized events like bug bites and skin rashes but can also swell during generalized illness.Occasionally they enlarge to walnut sized and require drainage.Most just do their work and shrink back down within a 3 wk period. ...Read more

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Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Sometimes it: is difficult if not impossible to tell on physical exam alone whether an inguinal mass is an incarcerated hernia or an enlarged lymph node. Treatment is completely different for these conditions, so you need to see a doctor who can distinguish one from the other. Your doctor might even order an imaging test such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

See a doctor: This is the kind of thing that requires an examination. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Theres a hard painful lump right under/against the center of my left clavical. I also found 2 pea sized non painful knots above left clavical by neck?

Theres a hard painful lump right under/against the center of my left clavical. I also found 2 pea sized non painful knots above left clavical by neck?

See a doctor!: Lumps or masses are usually benign, however hard painful lumps are not normal regardless of age and need to be evaluated by a doctor. Additional testing may be needed such as an MRI. The non-painful lumps also need to be evaluated. They may be swollen lymph nodes or something else concerning. ...Read more

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I have hard, grape size, painless lump in my neck?

I have hard, grape size, painless lump in my neck?

Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more

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Recently found a marble sized lump in my left armpit. Not painful. Armpit itches in area of lump. That his how i found it. Cause 4 concern? Ideas?

Recently found a marble sized lump in my left armpit. Not painful. Armpit itches in area of lump. That his how i found it. Cause 4 concern? Ideas?

Various causes: A persistent marble sized lump in the armpit could be a cyst, ingrown hair, early abscess or a growth. If the lump does not recede, have it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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I've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. ...Read more

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Right groin very deep in hard lump painful when pressed?

Hernia?: Lumps in the groin are often due to lymphnodes responding to something inflamed in your leg or skin or genital area. Hernias can form deep in the groin and are difficult to diagnose. Losing weight apidly can open up the femoral triangle next to the vessels to the leg. Need to see the doctor to figure it out. ...Read more

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I am a19 year old with a large painful lump in my right armpit i went to the ER and the doctors said they haven't seen anything like this. It's starting to turn red any ideas?

Lump: It sounds like it might be infected, whatever it is. You should go see your primary care provider, and if you don't have one, go to an urgent care or go back to the emergency department. ...Read more

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Clogged sweat gland or lymphoma? Small painful lump in armpit, close to skin, slightly red. Remarkably smaller after a few days. No other symptoms.

Lymphoma unlikely: Lymphomas are usually painless. Painful lump means some infection and you should talk to primary care doctor (pcp) and examined in pcp office. If needed, dermatology referral. Watch for fever, weight loss, night sweats which are usually associated with lymphoma. Fever can be associated with infections also and painful swellings. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a cancerous lump in armpit be painful if cancer?

What would experts say? Could a cancerous lump in armpit be painful if cancer?

It may be: Yes cancerous lumps can be painful in the armpit but a lump in the armpit is usually due to infected gland, and rarely cancerous. ...Read more

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Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?

Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?

Local infection : It is common for a hair follicle to get infected here. Cancers do not start this abruptly and they do not start painful or red like infections do. An infected hair follicle leaves a lump of healing tissue over several weeks. ...Read more

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I have been very fatigued not feeling well i. Found a lump in armpit, not red or painful. Should i be worrie?

I have been very fatigued not feeling well i. Found a lump in armpit, not red or painful. Should i be worrie?

Fatigue: I would first ask how long you have been feeling fatigued. Also have you had any weight loss or loss of appetite. Depending upon where in the armpit your referring to the tail of the breast resides there. I would urge you to seek medical attention. Your physician will want to know how long you have had this long also answers to the questions i asked above. I urge you to seek care. ...Read more

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Left arm been hurting from shoulder to elbow, feels like i got shot in muscle, unable to raise arm w/o pain been painful for 3 weeks, lump in armpit?

Arm pain: It is time to see your doctor for an examination to diagnose the cause of your pain and lump in your armpit. There are many possibilities, so you should not postpone making an appointment. ...Read more

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24 year old female. Discomfort in left breast. Movable and slightly painful lump on left side. Had small lump in armpit that hurt and moved around. After two weaks, lump in armpit spread vertically, and has a thin painful hard line that goes to elbow?

24 year old female. Discomfort in left breast. Movable and slightly painful lump on left side. Had small lump in armpit that hurt and moved around. After two weaks, lump in armpit spread vertically, and has a thin painful hard line that goes to elbow?

Probably: an infected lymph node in the axilla, lymphadentis, you need to see your doctor for assessment, or a surgeon, you may very well need antibiotics, meanwhile, use some warm compresses, rest and pain killers till seen, all the best ...Read more

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How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more

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Small movable lump in armpit that dr says has gone down in size. But I've had it for 3 months. Should I worry? She says she's not worried.

Small movable lump in armpit that dr says has gone down in size. But I've had it for 3 months. Should I worry? She says she's not worried.

Lymphadenopathy: The doctor examining you is in the best position to make these decisions. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing what they are there for, fighting inflammation, and have some characteristics that can only be assessed by examining them. That is what your doctor is trained to do and she should be listened to. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump in armpit. How do I remove this?

Surgical excision: Most small lumps in the armpit, particularly if superficial, are sebaceous cysts due to a damaged hair follicle. Unless they become large and bothersome, most sebaceous cysts can be left alone. The most important thing is to have the lump examined by a qualified health care professional to make sure that it is indeed most likely a sebaceous cyst and not something of more concern. ...Read more

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Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Breast and armpit lump and pain, what to do?

Get evaluation: Lumps involving breast/ arm pit should be medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

What to do if I have breast and armpit lump and pain?

Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If it is truly a new hard lump it needs to be biopsied, but pain by itself may not be anything worrisome. Some cancers cause pain, others don't, so pain is not a very reliable symptom. ...Read more

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more

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I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.

I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.

Lymphoma unlikely: It is not feasible to say what it is, without examining you. However, if it has been there for 4 years and no other lumps have appeared, it is highly unlikely to be lymphoma. You should consult a doctor any way. ...Read more