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Dr. Marcus Roux
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

Dr. Marcus Roux
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Kessler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
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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

Dr. Daniel Kessler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Roy Arnold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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 ?

Dr. Roy Arnold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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 ?

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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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
26 years in practice
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Small lump-knot under my armpit and it hurts the side of my breast and kinda up my arm. Hurts to put my arm to my side.

Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Small lump-knot under my armpit and it hurts the side of my breast and kinda up my arm. Hurts to put my arm to my side.

See MD : It could be an infection of the lymph node. You should see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.

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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Dr. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
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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?

Dr. Jay Bradley
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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?

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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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Could an armpit lump under the skin be a clogged sweat gland? I've had it for 2+ months.

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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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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