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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

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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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Lump under left armpit, firm and moveable although feels attached. Had it since I was around 13 and is painless but if I keep touching it gets painful?

It could be...: If it has been there for so many years possibilities are: lipoma( fat benign mass), lymph node that has stayed enlarged, sebaceous cyst just to mention a few common ones. All these are not malignant. However you should get it checked in order to have a final diagnosis and if it needs removal. See your doctor for follow up on this. ...Read more

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I have a lump under left armpit, dr thinks it's only a cyst i go for test tomorrow, it's painful could this be cancer some say cancer doesn't hurt?

You are right: Cancer commonly is a painless bump/lump. But some tumors can be tender. Armpit is prone to get infection in the hair follicles which can produce a red, tender painful lump but it usually settles down in one to two weeks. Breast cancer, of course can spread to the lymph nodes of the armpit and produce a firm, painless lump there. That is what you need to be sure about. ...Read more

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What do I do for lump under left armpit makes my arm and hand feel funny, what could cause this?

What do I do for lump under left armpit makes my arm and hand feel funny, what could cause this?

Nerve compression : It could be due to nerve compression. Lymph nodes under the arm can also be a sign of breast issues. Please see your primary care provider right away. ...Read more

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Few weeks ago noticed painful lump under left armpit. Not painful anymore but noticed the left breast is much smaller than the right. Worry or not?

Few weeks ago noticed painful lump under left armpit. Not painful anymore but noticed the left breast is much smaller than the right. Worry or not?

Normal: Breast assymetry is actually normal. It might be that you did not notice this until you were worried about the lump and started paying more attention. The location of the lump is consistent with lymph nodes in the armpit. The best care is to see a doctor and undergo a breast exam. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer. ?

Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer. ?

Not likely for you: Your age argues against this being a cancer. It is suspicious for some kind of infection or inflammatory problem. Consider seeing a surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the possibility of hidradenitis. ...Read more

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My wife is 8 + months pregnant there is a lump under left armpit. No milk coming yet. Could this be a clogged gland?

My wife is 8 + months pregnant there is a lump under left armpit. No milk coming yet. Could this be a clogged gland?

She may have : An inflammed axillary lymph node. Recommend that she d/w her obstetrician if it worsens or is associated with redness, fever, chills or further swelling. ...Read more

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Hi all, i noticed a lump under my left armpit about a week ago. It was small at first but has now grown to about 2-3cm and realy painful.

Hi all, i noticed a lump under my left armpit about a week ago. It was small at first but has now grown to about 2-3cm and realy painful.

Abcess.: Sounds like you have a small abcess. Pain may be relieved by incision although it is by no means necessary. May use hot compresses several times a day until this "points" and ruptures on its own. The fact that pain is bad indicates that may be soon. It is remotely possible that this is a lymph node that has been very stimulated. Same treatment. See someone if not improving. ...Read more

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I have a big lump under my left armpit after delivering a baby?

I have a big lump under my left armpit after delivering a baby?

Breast tissue/glnd : In that location the most common lump would be an enlarged lymph gland. One rare possibility would be stray breast tissue. If you draw a semicircle from the armpit thru the nl breast location along the mid belly to the groin on the same side, you have the line where accessory nipples(usually duds) may be found. I had one mom that had an accessory breast tissue in both pits arise after delivery. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left armpit, like under the skin, and its a constant pain, what is this?

Possibilities: It could be an inflamed lymph node. It could be cancer. Get it examined by your doctor to find out what it is, not what it might be. :). ...Read more

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I've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. ...Read more

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I am 16 with a hard red/bruised lump under my left armpit its been there for about 4/5 months, seen 3 doctors and none are to sure what it could be. ?

Lump : After seeing three doctors has anyone suggested doing a biopsy. The lesion is hopefully benign but after5 months and thee doctors someone, the patient, meaning you, might want an answer. ...Read more

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I have a movable lump under my left armpit it appeared lst yr around oct 2 days aftr shaving, painful at 1st . I've strtd havn pain in lump area/breast?

Painful lump: Shaving may cause disruption in skin leading to inflammation and infection. This sometimes may resolve but may form a carbuncle or abcess that requires evaluation by primary care physician or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my left armpit. It wont go away, wont come to a head. Please help. Tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc....

Abscess v lymph node: Best to get it evaluated now by doctor. May be an abscess that need to be i;d'd, or may be a lymph node? Get examined and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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Does a mammo check the armpit area? I am 33 and recently had a mammo to check some lumps in breast...Turned out to be fine, however the past 2 weeks II feel like there is a lump under my left armpit...I am due for my period in a few days and also feel li

Does a mammo check the armpit area? I am 33 and recently  had a mammo to check some lumps in breast...Turned out to be fine, however the past 2 weeks II feel like there is a lump under my left armpit...I am due for my period in a few days and also feel li

See MD: Nothing substitutes for an exam by your doctor. You should see him/her asap. Breast tissue may occur in the armpit area. Just ask any nursing mom. So a careful clinical exam of this area is very important... ...Read more

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I have a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN I pUT on it sInce IM prEGnant? Im having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

I have  a bIG lUMP under my left armpit tHAT IS vERY ITcHY and looks irritated wHAT cAN  I pUT  on it sInce IM prEGnant? Im having trouble sleeping at night because it hurts when I turn to that side

Talk to your OB: The lump under your arm could be breast tissue called the axillary tail of Spence which can become engorged or could be an abcess or lymph nodes fighting off an infection. The itching is likely to be a skin issue. Since you are pregnant but don't memtion how far along, it is difficult to narrow this down.Your OB is the one to best help with this. Call today. Don't wait for your next appointment. ...Read more