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Lump On Left Arm
I have got a very painful small lump under left arm pit, and am very scared it is something serious. Please help! It came up yesterday.
Not cancer: When cancer spreads to a lymph node the node SLOWLY grows larger (it won't suddenly appear) and is not tender or painful. Your lump is a small boil (infected hair follicle). This is a skin abscess(collection of pus) caused by Staph aureus usually. Warm soaks may bring it to a head so it drains. If it continues to enlarge see a physician because MRSA is a possibility, which can get worse. ...Read more
Lump on left arm that hurts if I move my arm or touch it. Lump is hard and painful had it for 2 days ?
Painful lump: More than likely its inflammatory in nature - however all lumps should be evaluated- so a quick visit to the GP should resolve this. ...Read more
Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when i squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin , there's about .25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around. ?
Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can be expressed out with out pain. You will need to watch it in case it gets infected, then it will turn red and can hurt. This is not a serious condition. Should discuss with your physician at next visit and have examined just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very small painless pimple like lump ony Left arm just below my armpit should I be worried p.s I eat a lot of butter?
Time will tell: If a pimple or is red inflamed it will resolve in a few days. If a hard lump present for a while, it won't go away on its own and you would need to see a doc. Butter hasn't that much to contribute in this discussion. ...Read more
Small lump under left arm. Was red and more swollen. Gone down in size over the last week but still a lump. Burning sensation not much pain. 3 weeks. ?
See a doctor: You can wait for another week or two since it went down in size of not completely gone see a doctor. The good news that it had went down in size ...Read more
Very painful pea sized lump in left arm pit. Painful to the touch. Brand new. Seems movable. More painful than seems normal for swollen lymph node.
I have a large lump on left arm with dimpled skin previously painless more recently deep ache in bone, should I go to pcp or er?
PCP: The er won't do anything!Get a more detailed answer ›