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I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?

I have this lump under my armpit that hurts to the touch , a little hard and has been there now for 2 days . What can it be?

Node or abscess: Could be a node or infection. Try using some warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for 15 min each time. If it disappears it was from an infection somewhere on the arm. If it does not get smaller, or hurts more, then it is time to see your DR ...Read more

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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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