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Found a lump under armpit?

Found a lump under armpit?

Get checked aoon!: Lump under the armpit is an enlarged lymph node.. It often very concerning for cancer such as breast cancer, lymphoma or other cancers.. Get checked as soon as possible.. You need full exam including breast, mammogram and biopsy.. ...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


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My son found a lump under armpit. Can that be dangerous?

My son found a lump under armpit.  Can that be dangerous?

Not necesarily: I should be checked by a doctor. Could be a cyst or boil. It is not necessarily serious, but get it looked at. ...Read more

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Painless single localised lump under armpit for several years?

Painless single localised lump under armpit for several years?

Benign: Most likely not cancer if it has been there for several years. May be a cyst or lipoma (fatty tumor). You should be examined to make sure. ...Read more

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Lump under armpit been there for a few days and it hurts to touch what could it be?

Boil or lymph node: Could be a boil coming from a hair follicle. Those are usually superficial in the skin. If the lump is deeper closer to the chest wall then it could be a lymph node. Either should probably be checked by doctor. ...Read more

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Large lump under armpit skin. Had mammogram 9mo ago. Should I repeat?

Not necessarily: A better step would be to figure out what the lump is. An evalaution by your doctor could help sort this out. An us of the lump may be a better place to start. ...Read more

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From one day to another small lump under armpit where hair does not grow painful and somewhat red? What can it be!?

From one day to another small lump under armpit where hair does not grow painful and somewhat red? What can it be!?

Still fofollicular: Even tho there's no axillary hair, there's still hair growing there & all over our bodies. A small follicle can also b infected so i would consult a dermatologist or general surgeon & have it evaluated. ...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 ?

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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