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Lump Under Armpit That Hurts
I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch, a little hard and has been there now for 2 days. What can it be?
Node or abscess:
Could be a node or infection.
Try using some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for 15 min each time.
If it disappears it was from an infection somewhere on the arm.
If it does not get smaller, or hurts more, then it is time to see your DR ...Read more
I have a red spot/lump under my armpit which hurts. It appeared last night could it be a bite or something else?
Have a small round lump under my right armpit and hurts regardless if I touch it or not? What is it? Will it heal on its own? Its been there 2 days
Many possibilities: While I recommend that you see a doc to be checked, sometimes the glands in our armpits can become irritated, inflamed and/or infected. Sometimes we use antibiotics, warm compresses and sometimes you need to have them lanced. For definite treatment however your doc needs to see what he is dealing with. Good luck. ...Read more
I have this weird lump under my armpit and it hurts every time I close my arm. Should I be worried?
Need to be seen: And examined, start with your primary doctor, could be a lymph node reacting to an infection in the area, best wishes ...Read more
I have a lump under my right armpit that hurts when I wear my bra or anything touches it, it's solid and the size of a dime and it's skin colour?
Needs evaluation: Lumps in the armpit can be cysts or enlarged lymph nodes. Only a clinical examination can determine the cause or the treatment. Suggest you see your primary care soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have a lump under my armpit and it hurts it also has smaller pimples around it. It's a lil bigger than a marble?
Hidradenitis?: Hidradenitis suppurativa commonly affects areas bearing sweat/sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, under breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks, often manifests as clusters of chronic/recurring abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cyst or multilocalized infections. It is a chronic condition and treatement is often complex/difficult. So, consult doc for help. Good luck. ...Read more
My fiancé has a little lump under his armpit & he said it hurts when you touch it & when his arm is up by his head. What is it? Could it be cancer?
Small lump-knot under my armpit and it hurts the side of my breast and kinda up my arm. Hurts to put my arm to my side.
See MD: It could be an infection of the lymph node. You should see a doctor for this. ...Read more
For a week now I've had a lump under my right armpit it was hurting but now it has went down but I still can feel it and its not painful at all.
See a Dr!: One has to differentiate between a possible enlarged lymph node reacting to some inflammation in the hand or upper limb. However, I bet it is what is called hidradenitis, an inflammation of the sweat gland or sabaceous gland. See your dr. To sort things outm why suffer. I suspect anti perspirants may play a role. Ask a dermatologist is this is correct. ...Read more
Lump in armpit: A painful, rapidly growing lump in the armpit in a 26-year-old is most likely an infected hair follicle or abscess (infection). Hidradenitis suppurativa is another possibility. It is the recurrence of painful cysts that swell and sometimes drain in folds of skin such as armpits, between breasts, inner thighs and groin. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node: You likely have a insect bite or other type of injury to that arm which has caused inflammation. The tender lump is a swollen lymph node that is helping to fight off the infection. It should go away within 2 or 3 weeks on its own. Anti-inflammatory meds will help reduce the symptoms. ...Read more
What should you do when a lump has appeared in your armpit, it hurts when touched but no color difference.?
Visit a doctor:
A lump on your armpit could be a lot of things: like your body's reaction to an infection (your lymph nodes will swell up), a bug bite or something more. Risk factors for this being something serious are: if it is only on one side; if you don't have an infection; you don't remember any trauma there.
Visit a doctor and be prepared to answer questions about family history of major illnesses. ...Read more
I've got a tiny lump in my armpit, its abit smaller than a petit pois doest hurt or anything, but still concerned. Any advice?
Get seen: It's quite common for an adult to have a skin papilloma here; I've often wondered why. Show your physician on your next office visit. If it ulcerates or starts growing wildly, make an appontment. ...Read more
I have a lump under my armpit n its been there for a long time and I don't know what it is I was jus wondering cause it don't hurt or bother?
Lump: Clinically if it is not getting bigger it is more likely benign but better to have it evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more
I have had a lump under my left armpit that has been there for at least 4 years it does not hurt but it has started smelling really foul, what's this?
Infection a consider: This could be an infection. You need to see your physician and maybe a surgeon to culture it and maybe remove it. ...Read more
I have a lump on my armpit. Been 3 days. On the first day it hurts when touched but on the folowing days it doesn't hurt anymore. Doesn't change in size?
See a Doctor today: It is necessary for you to have a face to face examination to determine the cause and treatment of these lumps. It is not possible to diagnose lumps without a careful history and physical examination. ...Read more
Hi I have many lumps in my armpit for many years it doesn't hurt or change their size what should I do?
Most likely nothing: If you've felt painless lumps in your armpits for many years that aren't growing or bothering you in any way, you may not need to do anything. Those lumps might be just sweat glands. Sweat glands are more prominent if you use an antiperspirant. If you ever do notice that these lumps are growing or getting painful or red, you should, of course, have it checked out. ...Read more
Might be: Cysts usually do not hurt unless inflamed. Women shave area & sometimes improperly with straight razor that causes nicks for bacteria to climb through & develop infected sweat glands, called hiradenitis, which can be devastating. Use of a used razor is discouraged & use of another person's razor is frought with concern for infection. A princess electric type of razor is advised. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
May be: A fibrosed/ enlarged lymph node. Possibly a cyst. If it doesn't resolve within 6 weeks - have it checked. Obviously - if you develop any serious medical symptoms - have it checked sooner. ...Read more
Could be lymph nodes: These could be lymph nodes. You need to see your physician - concerns can be infection, tumors ...Read more
Dime sized lump inside armpit, hard, hurts very badly; mostly while up walking around. What could it be?
2 lumps in my armpit that sometimes hurt if I touch them. Plus some burning sensation, should I be worried?
Need to examine:
What your described suggests inflamed lymph nodes and you should see a doctor as you may need antibiotic treatment.
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I found a hard lump off to the side of my armpit. It's a little bigger then a pea doesn't hurt and feels deep?
See your PCP: Some conditions like lump near your armpit may require further assessment and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more
There is a lump in my armpit that hurts and it itches. When I touch the lump it hurts even worse. What should I do? And what is causing this?
Size?: Could you describe the lump some more? Could be lots of things but a good description could help narrow it down. A painful lump in the axilla should get evaluated in person by your doc. ...Read more
I have a lump in my armpit, it doesn't hurt and it doesn't seem to be going away, I've had it two months. Should I go to the doctors about this?
Yes: Could be an enlarged lymph node, fatty lump or an obstructed sebaceous gland. Best to have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
I have a painful lump under my armpit that appeared this morning it hurts really bad is there anything I can do to stop the pain till it goes away.
Went rock climbing, that night noticed a lumps up under my armpit. They hurt. Then went away but I can still kind of feel one. This was 8 weeks ago.
Lumps under arm pit: You need to be examined to see if this is aproblem with lymph nodes etc. ...Read more
I have a lump under armpit unnoticeable untill recently it almost just tore apart like a small cut and hurts im scared. Sticky hurts to move arm help?
Abscess: Sounds like you had an abscess rupture. Pus drains from the wound, it may have an odor. Wash the area with soap and clean water daily. Apply hot towels or use a heating pad for 20-30 min 6 times a day. Keep some gauze bandages over the wound during the day. If the area around the abscess is red, tender, and getting worse seek medical attention. Sometimes you will need an antibiotic. Good Luck. ...Read more
Hi, I recently discovered a lump under my armpit which is a size of lentil. It doesn't hurt. Can it be a cnancer?
Lump: Based on your age and size likely not, but it should be further evaluated and biopsied if there is any clinical suspicion. ...Read more
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