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Painless single localised lump under armpit for several years?

Painless single localised lump under armpit for several years?

Benign: Most likely not cancer if it has been there for several years. May be a cyst or lipoma (fatty tumor). You should be examined to make sure. ...Read more

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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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Found a lump under armpit?

Get checked aoon!: Lump under the armpit is an enlarged lymph node.. It often very concerning for cancer such as breast cancer, lymphoma or other cancers.. Get checked as soon as possible.. You need full exam including breast, mammogram and biopsy.. ...Read more

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Lump under armpit been there for a few days and it hurts to touch what could it be?

Lump under armpit been there for a few days and it hurts to touch what could it be?

Boil or lymph node: Could be a boil coming from a hair follicle. Those are usually superficial in the skin. If the lump is deeper closer to the chest wall then it could be a lymph node. Either should probably be checked by doctor. ...Read more

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Dime sized lump inside armpit, hard, hurts very badly; mostly while up walking around. What could it be?

Painful lump : A painful lump in the armpit could be a lymph node or an infected cyst. If there is increase in pain, tenderness or fever, or if you see any red streaks on your skin, you may need antibiotics. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My son found a lump under armpit. Can that be dangerous?

My son found a lump under armpit.  Can that be dangerous?

Not necesarily: I should be checked by a doctor. Could be a cyst or boil. It is not necessarily serious, but get it looked at. ...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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Large lump under armpit skin. Had mammogram 9mo ago. Should I repeat?

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

Not necessarily: A better step would be to figure out what the lump is. An evalaution by your doctor could help sort this out. An us of the lump may be a better place to start. ...Read more

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