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Lumps In Underarm
I have big lumps in underarms since 10years.gets filled with milk on first days of breast feeding.stil have those lumps.have 5 kids.33years old.
Breast Tissue: Your breast tissue , the tail of your breast is located in your axilla. This is likely what you are feeling, especially since it fills with milk while breast feeding. It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and make sure everything is normal as you describe it as "big lumps". ...Read more
Don't guess-get exam: While lumps of the underarm could be swollen lymph nodes, cysts, folliculitis, hidradenitis, abscesses, etc., you do not want to misjudge and ignore early breast cancer. While breast cancer would not be the most likely cause, this is potentially so serious you should not self diagnose. The other possibilities have treatments that could relieve your discomfort. So why suffer? See you doctor. Now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have several painful lumps on both underarms. Started on right side and now my left armpit has them & are red. Is it normal?
Not normal: Please see your obstetrician. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been experiencing soreness and a little burning in my breast and underarms lately. Have had lumps underarm for several years but no pain until recent?
Thoughts...: Often times, soreness in that area, especially if it's symmetric, is caused by bra's and other restrictive garments. However, any lumps, painful or not, should be evaluated by your doctor. Before the visit, try to see if there is any relation to your menstrual cycle and be on the lookout for any abnormal discharge. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
I have a quarter size lump on my groin,Hurts too touch.it showed up before I shaved & I have two lumps on my underarm now.std or lymph node?wont pop.
While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?
I have red lumps on my underarms. Sometimes they are small and red with ingrown hair and sometimes they are big and painful. I use an electric razor.
Folliculitis: Electric razors used under the arms can pull too much and give some people ingrown hair and infected follicles. Use some neosporin (or see your doctor if they are still active) as they can become an infection with bacteria. I would try another hair removal method at the moment. ...Read more
I have lumps that appear in my underarm after my period they will often burst on there own of disappear. Is this a sign of cancer I am 22 years old fe?
Lymph node vx. infxn: There are lymph nodes in the armpits which can be felt as little lumps - sometimes we can feel them even if there is nothing wrong. Also possible to get ingrown hair, infected follicle or boil in the armpit if red/tender. If small, moves when you touch it, and no pain, it's fine to watch & wait, but if red, sore/painful or increasing in size, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Armpit lumps: The are many specifics questions i need to know to better help you. Ultimately lumps in your armpit could be caused by many things, including infections. Thus, you need to make an appointment with your pcp or ob/gyn for an appropriate evaluation asap. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Lymph nodes : The lumps under your armpit are most likely lymph nodes. They could be enlarged due to infection or other causes or you could just be feeling them naturally. Lymph nodes could be normal or worrisome. If they are new, seem bigger than normal, hurt when you touch them or any concern on your part then see a doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boil: A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Skin turns red in the area of the infection and a tender lump develops. After 4-7 days it may turn white as pus collects. Treat with warm compresses until it comes to a head and bursts and keep clean. If you’ve had boils in your armpit on more than five occasions, you may have a condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read more
Thoughts...: Most common causes of lumps in the armpit in someone otherwise healthy are little infected cysts or abscesses. Armpit lymph nodes can also be enlarged because of systemic infection or malignancy (uncommon). ...Read more
Numerous things: See a doctor and have these examined and diagnosed appropriately. Doctors who cannot see and touch the lesions and take a full history should not be expected to be able to diagnose. ...Read more