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Why do I have a small ball on my armpit?

Why do I have a small ball on my armpit?

Lymph node?: It could be a lymph node -- and it's important that you have your doctor examine it. Lymph nodes drain from other structures in the area, and you need to see your doctor to be sure all is well. ...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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My grandma has a little bump under her armpit that is turning black, and under it she has a bump the size of a golf ball what in the heck could that be?

Need biopsy: Bumps in the armpit may represent enlarged lymph glands, cysts and other things. It is necessary to have a physician examine them and possibly get them biopsied for a definitive pathology diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my armpit it feels like a little ball or marble under the skin. I have had it for months it was small but now bigger and painful.

I have a lump on my armpit it feels like a little ball or marble under the skin. I have had it for months it was small but now bigger and painful.

Lymph node: You could have an infected lymph node or infected sebaceous cyst. Either way sounds lie you need to see a medical doctor. Keep warm moist compresses on area and use ibuprofen until you can get in. ...Read more

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My grandma has a little bump that is turning black and under it their is a big ball the size of a gold ball under her armpitt?

My grandma has a little bump that is turning black and under it their is a big ball the size of a gold ball under her armpitt?

Infection? Cancer?: While it's not absolutely clear what you're describing, it doesn't sound good, either infection or cancer. Best to take her to see her Family Doc for evaluation & testing after which she will be referred to appropriate specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

I have a small knot under my armpits and it doent hurt?

Might be a node: A small painless lump in your armpit may be just a lymph node. Unless you're getting more of them there or other places, it's growing, or having other symptoms (rashes, fevers, sweats, etc), i wouldn't worry too much. If it doesn't go away over the next couple of weeks, you could have someone check just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have this marble size ball on armpit, what should I do for it?

I have this marble size ball on armpit, what should I do for it?

See youy Doc: Obviously this could be a simple problem that may go away on its own, such as a cyst. It also could be something far more serious as a malignant tumor. Get it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more