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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.

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

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Lump on left arm. Hurts a bit?

Lump on left arm. Hurts a bit?

Get it looked at: There are many things this could be. It depends on the history of how it started, how long has it been there, are there skin changes and exactly where is it. A quick visit with a md can likley give you the answer. ...Read more

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Lump on left arm that hurts if I move my arm or touch it. Lump is hard and painful had it for 2 days ?

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

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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. ?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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I felt a lump in left arm while pressing down on it. Numb hand and fingers also. What can this be?

I felt a lump in left arm while pressing down on it. Numb hand and fingers also. What can this be?

Get a medical exam: This is a bit unusual. Numbness in the hand is usually caused by nerve damage in the wrist, elbow or neck, but wouldn't be associated with a lump. A medical exam is needed to sort it out. ...Read more