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Lump Under Each Arm Pit Is It Anything To Worry About
Depends: It depends on the size & how long they have been there. There are lymph nodes in your arm pits that can swell if you have an infection. Nodes may be swollen even if you do not feel any symptoms because your immune system is fighting the infection without you realizing it. Swollen nodes are usually tender. If hard/painless or are concerned see your dr because it could be something more serious. ...Read more
Depends: How long has it been there? A few days, weeks or months? Is it painful. Did you have a recent injury, cut or infection further down that arm in the past few days. Watch it closely. If the lymph node is noticeable after 3-4 wks, seek immediate attention with your doctor. The arm and 3/4ths of the breast drawn to the lymphatics in the armpit. If it goes away, it was a reactive change. ...Read more
I have a big sore lump under my arm pit I will ask my obgyn about it on my next appointment (the 6th) should I worry?
Depends . . .: Big sore lump in armpit is most likely due to infection, whether ingrown hair, abscess or swollen gland. Whether to worry depends upon your overall health eg diabetes, cancer, poor immune system etc. Some medications increase risk for infections. Try heat/warm compresses for infections (save cold/ice packs for injuries). Mark outline of lump w/pen. Don't wait for appt if fever or lump gets bigger ...Read more
A : A lump in the arm pit (axilla) that presents suddenly, may be a cyst, abscess (infection) enlarged lymph node, or even a tumor. You have to consider the fact that it may have been small and went unnoticed until recently. There are many questions that would give a clue as to what it is. Does it hurt? Is it red? Have you had fever? Recent weight loss? I suggest you go in to see your doctor for an evaluation. A more detailed history and physical will be done in order to make a diagnosis and start any treatment necesarry. Good luck. ...Read more
Nobody amswered my question from yesterday, I've found a pea sized lump in my arm pit that hurts anyone know what it is?
Axillary "lump": Small axillary "lumps" are common in the young and mostly transient. When painful and red, could be due to a localized infection which some call a boil. In-grown hair and clogged pores may due this. Tender lymph nodes and other skin condition are possible. If persistent, worsening, associated with other symptoms, a doctor visit is needed. ...Read more
Painless movable lump under the upper arm pit that shrinks sometimes and then swell sometimes noticed about 4 months ago?
Armpit lump: hello ~ this is most likely a small lymph node in the arm-pit and you have a low grade infection in the axilla (aka hidradenitis). If you shave the hair in your armpit, stop for a good 2 -3 weeks to allow infection to heal and if it gets worse go and see a Dr to get some antibiotics.thanks ...Read more
I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?
Axillary lumps: Hard to say. Possibly lymph nodes, or sebaceous/inclusion cysts. Best bet is to see your physician to get these lumps evaluated. ...Read more
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
I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.
AnItchInTimeSaves9: Maybe you are sensitive to something,like deodorant or whatever stuff you put there, or some clothing or something.It's only on one side so that's unusual if you are sensitive to something you use on both sides.If you have been scratching that area it may have affected the skin.In any event, stop all deodorant,etc and maybe put some hydrocortisone cream on it and if that doesn't help, see your doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer