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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?

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

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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Why my armpit smells getting bad any tips?

Arm pit smell: getting worse. Have you changed your diet in any way? Are your taking any medication? All of these things go through our system and can be a source of the odor. Please check w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cleanse: Body odor is caused by perspiration and bacteria which are plentiful all over the body surface but grow excessively in moist closed spaces. Cleansing and antiperspirants will help the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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My right armpit smells even after a shower and putting on deodorant. What could be the cause?

See doctor: The fact that only one arm is involved makes me concerned yo may have an infection in hair follicles. Do you shave this area? You should be seen by your doctor. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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

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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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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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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?

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

Body Odor (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Body odor? ANS: hard go describe but you know it ...Read more