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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
I have a lump under my skin under my arm and it hurts. I popped it and it hurts still. What could it be? Is this serious? Or not to worry?
A few possible: Answers are abscess (boil) which can happen spontaneously or precipitated by shaving, or if this has occurred before, this could be hidradenitis suppurativa which is a skin gland disorder typically causing abscess-like lesions under the skin in the underarm, groin and buttocks areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphadenopathy: This is probably infection and you need to be seen and evaluated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a big lump under my arm pit an its been there for three days its rick hard an it hurts what could this be?
Lumpy pit: Could be an access which we see in clinic all the time. Your doctor will know how to deal with this. Could be an inflamed lymph node which is usually from your body fighting some infection, but needs to be followed closely to ensure it goes away. Put hot compresses on it tonight and let your doctor see you in the morning please. ...Read more
See a doctor: The lump could be a lymph node, an infection, a cysts or some other growth. Go see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...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
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