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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.

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

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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What can lumps underarm mean?

What can lumps underarm mean?

There are lymph node: Under your arm. These swell for a variety of reasons and it always means something. Make an appointment with your doctor to figure out why they are swollen. ...Read more

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What's causing painful lumps? I have painful lumps in my underarm? What might that be?

What's causing painful lumps? I have painful lumps in my underarm?  What might that be?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Maybe both: In groin might be hernia or lymph node or abscess. The hernia, if that, should be reducible (be able to be pushed in). A lymph node should have sharp borders and be movable. An abscess probably most painful without sharp borders. If not sure go see your doc! ...Read more

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While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?

While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?

Underarm lumps: Sometimes lumps in the underarm area represent additional breast tissue in breastfeeding moms. However it is important that she is checked by her physician to make sure the lumps do not represent something more serious. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Multiple underarm lumps under both arms ?

Multiple underarm lumps under both arms ?

Armpit lumps : This is likely multiple boils or condition called hidradenitis suppurativa .Treatment can include antibiotics, drainage, surgery. Sometimes dermatology may inject with steroids to reduce them. These often recur and obesity and smoking are risk factors. ...Read more

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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?

Cannot say in your p: particular case, and lumps in the underarm are generally infection (hidrantiva) and generally require quite a bit of treatment... both surgical drainage and also antibiotics. ...Read more

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Lumps in armpit area?

Lumps in armpit area?

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

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Why do I have lumps in my armpit?

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

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What could cause the two small lumps in my armpit?

What could cause the two small lumps in my armpit?

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

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I have found 2 lumps in my armpit what should I do?

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 more

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What's is lumps under armpit that sour when you touch?

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

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What is the cause of growth lumps in the armpit? And is it normal to have them?

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

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I just found 2 small lumps under my armpit and they are painful what could it be?

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