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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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Im 26 years old and I have a small nickel sized movable lump a little near my armpit. Is this something to be concerned about? I have no insurance.

Im 26 years old and I have a small nickel sized movable lump a little near my armpit. Is this something to be concerned about? I have no insurance.

Watch for change: You can keep an eye on it and watch it for any changes in its size. If it gets bigger then you will need to go to your doctor to find out if it is cancerous. Most likely it is benign and will not increase in size. Have a family member help you to monitor the size along with you. ...Read more

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I have a small lump deep in near my armpit/breast that is extremely painful when pressed, what could it be?

Breast lump : Any lumps in the breast area deserve a doctor's visit. Painful lump might indicate an acute infection or inflammation. However lumps need to be evaluated and followed up. ...Read more

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Painful lump in left breast near armpit, doesn't seem to actually go away. I can visibly see the swelling at the site. What could this be?

Painful lump in left breast near armpit, doesn't seem to actually go away.  I can visibly see the swelling at the site. What could this be?

Breast lump: Based on your age, this could be an accessory lobe of the breast. It usually engorges with your period. Since it does not go away, you should have an examination by a doctor who may consider an image study such as an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Found a kidney bean size lump to off breast near armpit what cud it b, doesn't hurt unless i rub it?

Found a kidney bean size lump to off breast near armpit what cud it b, doesn't hurt unless i rub it?

Lymph node: This lump is most likely a benign lymph node in/near armpit. Lymph nodes can enlarge and then shrink in response to infection/inflammation. If it does not shrink (or continues to enlarge) within 4 weeks, have your physician evaluate it. Most likely it's benign however. ...Read more

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Lumps in armpit area?

Lumps in armpit area?

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

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Why do I have lumps in my armpit?

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