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Lump In Both Armpits
24yr old male around190pounds-5^9height. Discovered a pea sized lump in both armpits(not on outer skin-layer- DEEP inside armpit! What's the cause??
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are specialized structures in the body that filter lymph fluid of harmful pathogens, cancer cells, and cellular waste. These filter lymph from different parts of the body and can become enlarged depending on what is going on in that part of the body. If it does not resolve,get it checked by a physician ...Read more
I have a slight dome like lump under both armpits. Doc has checked and said is normal. Could they be sweat glands or is it something else ?
Armpits: Could be sweat glands, symmetric fat distribution, or other -- would recommend an ultrasound to verify a benign, non-worrisome diagnosis. ...Read more
I have abig lump under both my armpits probably the size of a lemon, no pain just uncomfortable because its so big i've had these since i was 15 yrs ?
Breast Tissue: Lumps in the armpit can be lots of different things, best sorted out by a surgeon. However, if these lumps have been present that long (unchanged) & are the consistency of fat and/or breast tissue, it sounds like ectopic axillary breast tissue. This is merely a variation of normal and no clinical consequence. If it bothers you, surgical excision can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph node vx. infxn: There are lymph nodes in the armpits which can be felt as little lumps - sometimes we can feel them even if there is nothing wrong. Also possible to get ingrown hair, infected follicle or boil in the armpit if red/tender. If small, moves when you touch it, and no pain, it's fine to watch & wait, but if red, sore/painful or increasing in size, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Armpit lumps: The are many specifics questions i need to know to better help you. Ultimately lumps in your armpit could be caused by many things, including infections. Thus, you need to make an appointment with your pcp or ob/gyn for an appropriate evaluation asap. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Lymph nodes : The lumps under your armpit are most likely lymph nodes. They could be enlarged due to infection or other causes or you could just be feeling them naturally. Lymph nodes could be normal or worrisome. If they are new, seem bigger than normal, hurt when you touch them or any concern on your part then see a doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boil: A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Skin turns red in the area of the infection and a tender lump develops. After 4-7 days it may turn white as pus collects. Treat with warm compresses until it comes to a head and bursts and keep clean. If you’ve had boils in your armpit on more than five occasions, you may have a condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more