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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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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 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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I have a big lump under my armpit that really hurt and is red and a little itchy what is it?

? Carbuncle or mass: Need examination to determine treatment. Antibiotics or incision and drainage may be indicated for such conditions. ...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 a large hard lump under my armpit very sore and red hurts to lift it has got bigger in couple days now worried what is it?

I have a large hard lump under my armpit  very sore and red hurts to lift it has got bigger in couple days now worried what is it?

Likely skin abscess: Your description sounds like a skin abscess related to a hair follicle in the arm pit. You should see a regular doctor for further evaluation. It may need to be drained and oral antibiotics. ...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.

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.

LN vs abcess: It is possible this was a small abcess perhaps a sebaceous cyst which is now resolving. This could also have been a reactive lymph node which was responding to some perceived antigenic threat somewhere in your arm ( scratch or infection?). Young people sometimes have a pretty dramatic immunologic response. Cancer does not resolve like this. ...Read more

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I noticed an armpit lump in june '13. It hasn't changed size or hurt. I am 24 and now 6 months pregnant should I be worried about this lump?

Lumps and bumps: I don't know whether you should be worried, but would definitely want this examined by a physician and a tentative diagnosis established. If it looks at all suspicious they might suggest a needle biopsy. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read more

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Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18

Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18

Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more

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Can starting a new birth control medication cause a armpit lump?

That should not: be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read more

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