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I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

Infection of the: Sweat glands. Treatment depend how serious is the infection. See a skin doctor.
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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

Hard bumps: You may have tiny cysts called milium. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis and discuss how they can be removed if they bother you. ...Read more

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Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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I've got a big lump under armpit full of pus very painful can I burst it my dr put me on 500mg 4 times a day fluxacilin capsules?

I've got a big lump under armpit full of pus very painful can I burst it my dr put me on 500mg 4 times a day fluxacilin capsules?

Abcess: This abcess May require incision and drainage with a wick left in place to promote continued draining of purulent material which may be sent for culture. Antibiotics will be continued most likely. Under no circumstances should you try to burst this abcess or boil. ...Read more

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I have a dimple in my armpit with a lump underneath, doctor told me its scartissue. There's pus coming from the dimple now, what's wrong?

Abcess?: With pus and drainage, it may be an axillary abcess. Now that it is draining, and things hve changed clinically, let your dr re-evaluate you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, I got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,

Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, I got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,

It: It sounds as though you may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. If the infection is not getting better after drainage, then you may need antibiotics and should call your regular doctor.

Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should go to the doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately.

You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Hidradenitis: Your description sounds like hidradenitis suppurvita, due to blocked oil glands under your arm pit which have likely gotten infected = basically an abscess. It may re-accumulate. Go to a doc to get it completely drained and see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a lump in right armpit I popped it got some pus and blood out smelled foul. It only hurts when I sweat the pain radiates to my right breast?

I have a lump in right armpit I popped it got some pus and blood out smelled foul. It only hurts when I sweat the pain radiates to my right breast?

Important: It is important that you have this swelling checked by a physician or surgeon. It could be an abscess in the skin glands or a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I have large painful lump under my arm that began flowing pus and blood this morning?

I have large painful lump under my arm that began flowing pus and blood this morning?

Lump under your arm: Is most likely an infected sebaceous cyst or an abscess. It has ruptured and may heal on its own if you keep it very clean. Unfortunately, with the rising prevalence of MRSA (Methicillin resistant Strep aurea), you may need antibiotics, and/or further opening by a physician. I suggest that you have this evaluated at an Urgent Care center. ...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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I have 3 lumps under left arm. The 1st is firm & only hurts when I apply pressure but has pus n the other 2 r firm n painless. I've had the 1st for 1yr?

Not normal: Clearly, you shouldn't have multiple persistent lumps in your armpit. If there's pus, there's almost always infection that should be treated. Your doctor needs to determine whether it's a simple bacterial infection in the form of a boil or a more complicated problem called Hidradenitis suppurativa, In spite of its ominous sounding name, hydradenitis is manageable and doesn't spread. ...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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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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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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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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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

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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 axillary soft lump in armpit frm 2yrs, frm 1year thrs a great discmfrt in arm, NT alwys, couple of days in a mnth. Pls teme d reasn fr arm pain?

Axillary Lump: Lumps in the armpit (axilla) are common and can most often be due to inflamed lymph nodes or cystic abscess like lesions. Get an evaluation since it has been years you are dealing with this issues. Best wishes. ...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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Can starting a new birth control medication cause a armpit lump?

That should not: Be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read more

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One tonsil slightly bigger than the other, congestion, itch over body, lump in armpit. Could this be lymphoma? I'm really worried

One tonsil slightly bigger than the other, congestion, itch over body, lump in armpit. Could this be lymphoma? I'm really worried

Med-check up: If you have a lump in the armpit, it needs medical examination by a physician to confirm that it is real and of a size that may need a biopsy. Any lump that is growing over a period of time requires examination by a medical professional and a biopsy to check for the cause, which can be a lymphoma or other conditions like infection and occasionally a cancer, although it is unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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Had a lump in armpit 3 days ago which is shrinking but I alsofelt two hardened swollen tube like structure which pains wen pressed. What is it?

Mass in Axilla: The Axilla is a complex anatomical structure. Has a pyramidal form, At the apex, jointly pass: Artery, Vein, Lymphatics. And the nerve Brachial Plexus. The lymphatic system collects the drainage from the the entire arm, the side of the chest including the lateral aspect of the BREAST. Important for CA staging., Inflammatory response could induce swelling of lymph nodes, tender, pain, then shrink. ...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