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Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Cannot say: Without an exam AND
Hidrantiva is quite common. So are lymph nodes
Hidrantiva will certainly need antibiotics if not mild outpatient surgical drainage. It's going to have to be looked at. ...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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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

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I have a red spot/lump under my armpit which hurts. It appeared last night could it be a bite or something else?

Hair follicle: Could be infected or clogged hair follicle. Also if you have a history of MRSA exposure, could be an abscess. Have it evaluated and seen for further treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have this weird lump under my armpit and it hurts every time I close my arm. Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Could be infection: It could be infection either on the root of the hair, or sweat glands, or other inflammation. he may want to go to see his doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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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.

Infection: Lymph nodes respond to the presence of inflammation or infection. The reduction in size and tenderness is very positive. If it persists, have it evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my right armpit and it really hurts what is it?

I have a lump in my right armpit and it really hurts what is it?

Abscess: The tender lump in your armpit is likely a staph abscess. You need warm soaks to help it come to a head and drain and you probably will need antibiotics. If it drains from the compresses, you may be able to avoid antibiotics. ...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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I have a lump in my armpit and it hurts and it comes and goes every once and awhile?

I have a lump in my armpit and it hurts and it comes and goes every once and awhile?

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

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Just discovered a lump in my right armpit that got bigger since yesterday and it hurts?

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

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Good morning, I have noticed a lump on my armpit, and if I touch it, hurts. What could that be?

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

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I have a small lump in my armpit that only hurts slightly when I press on it. Should I be worried?

Lymphnode swelling: Most likely an inflamed lymph node but it could also be an abscess or most concerningly a breast lump. I'd advise seeing your doctor and having an ultrasound done asap. ...Read more

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What should you do when a lump has appeared in your armpit, it hurts when touched but no color difference.?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Folliculitis: This is either infected hair follicle sweat gland or lypmnode but painful to non tender very positive should resolve spontaneously. If sx worsen may require therapy. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my armpits and they hurt what is it please help?

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

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Hi I have many lumps in my armpit for many years it doesn't hurt or change their size what should I do?

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

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Is it just a cyst because my left armpit (where the lump is) hurts?

Is it just a cyst because my left armpit (where the lump is) hurts?

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

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My right armpit hurts. I can feel a lil lump inside, though not swollen.

Get it evaluated: The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a tiny pea sized lump on my armpit I can move it and it doesn't hurt?

I have a tiny pea sized lump on my armpit I can move it and it doesn't hurt?

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

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I have painfully lumps in my armpits. They are very sensitive and it hurts to raise my arms.

I have painfully lumps in my armpits. They are very sensitive and it hurts to raise my arms.

Could be lymph nodes: These could be lymph nodes. You need to see your physician - concerns can be infection, tumors ...Read more

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Dime sized lump inside armpit, hard, hurts very badly; mostly while up walking around. What could it be?

Painful lump: A painful lump in the armpit could be a lymph node or an infected cyst. If there is increase in pain, tenderness or fever, or if you see any red streaks on your skin, you may need antibiotics. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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2 lumps in my armpit that sometimes hurt if I touch them. Plus some burning sensation, should I be worried?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Swelling axilla: Apply either warm or cold compresses, whatever feels best. You can also use ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours. See your doctor to establish the cause. It may be an abscess that requires drainage. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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