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Lump In Armpit Smells Bad
I've a lump in armpit for 3 months, went to my doctor, had ultra sound, . Not a lymph node. Now it stinks, bad body odor. What could it be?
Epidermoid cyst: It is most likely a cyst that has ruptured. These have a wall that needs to be removed or the lesion will continue to recur even if it is drained. ...Read more
What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor I can't get rid of?
I've had a body odor problem since my early teens every year it gets worse now I'm 26 and I have bad BO. My feet, armpits, groin, and feet all sweat and smell so bad even after a bath. Please help?
Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. Eating a 'clean' diet (avoid fast foods, pre-packaged products, preservatives, excessive red meat) and regularly exercising will help reduce unnatural body odor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There has been a lump under my right arm for about a year. It fills up with puss. I squeeze it out and about 10 days later, it fills with puss again and has a bad smell. There is no pain though. What should I do?
Get checked: It depends on where on you arm or if in your armpit. Most likely a clogged follicle or sebaceous cyst which may need to be drained or removed to prevent recurrence. Bad smell usually associated to bacteria invasion. Recommend being seen and evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
I went off my antihistamine 48 hours ago and now my left armpit smells like a skunk! Is this related?
No!: It got nothing to do with it! ...Read more
I have a small pea sized lump under my armpit and when I squeeze it a white liquid substance comes out doesn't smell and the lump doesn't hurt?
Stop sweeping it: Stop touching the are. Monitor and if does not improve go see your doctor ...Read more
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.
Painless armpit lump that has blood when Isqueezed it a little. (thecolor like skin just a little darker)I am worried, could this be anything serious?
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
Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there. Healthy otherwise. Cancer?
Hi I m 28 female felt spongy lump in armpit on wed now I feel hard tube like structure below the lump what is it? At one end it is rounded and fit
Be examined: It is difficult to know without as exam. Be seen. All the best. ...Read more
My left armpit smells even after I shower and out on deodorant but my right one beverages does and it is always itchy do you know what will help?
? rash: Is there a rash with the itching? If so there could be a yeast infection which would require treatment with an anti-yeast cream or ointment (such as lotrimin). Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a prescription preparation which has a steroid mixed with it and gives relief of the itching as well. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more