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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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Red spots under both breasts?

Red spots under  both breasts?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more

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What are these lumps under both my nipples?

What are these lumps under both my nipples?

Different options: The breast has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat/oil glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, breast tissue 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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Swollen lymphnodes under both armpits and both pecs no soreness but they are golfball size?

Swollen lymphnodes under both armpits and both pecs no soreness but they are golfball size?

See internist: This may represent a serious problem with your lymphatics. Infections with a viral illness can cause this but often seen with malignancies. Have it checked out! ...Read more

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Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas. ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain under armpits?

Pain under armpits?

Not sure: The following are possible causes of armpit (axillary) pain: swollen lymph nodes, cysts, shingles, muscular pain (pectorallis) & allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Red painful lumps under my arm?

Red painful lumps under my arm?

Folliculitis?: You will need to see your family doctor. "painful lumps" could be abscesses. You will likely need antibiotics. Go to your doctor for an exam. Allergic reactions may also be a possibility. Fungal infections also may present this way. ...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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What cause pain under both armpit?

What cause pain under both armpit?

Sorry, no clue but: If you go to a doctor who has the advantage of being able to check under the hood of the car...or in this case, into the visible underside of your shoulder they may be able to either visualize something or feel something. Bottom line, see the doctor ...Read more

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Pain under armpit?

Pain under armpit?

Axillary Pain: There is little information here. Potential causes for armpit pain include inflamed lymph nodes, cysts, musculoskeletal injury, infection & nerve injury. However in some cases a cardiac event can have pain radiating to the axilla as one of the symptoms (which would require immediate intervention). ...Read more

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I have painful lumps under left armpit and one by my groin?

I have painful lumps under left armpit and one by my groin?

Lymph nodes?: It is always concerning to have swollen lymph nodes so it is important to see your doctor to be sure it is not that. It could also be cysts, or a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa). This also requires specialized treatment, so you'll want to see a dermatologist for sure to get a diagnosis and proper therapy. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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What causes red spots under both breasts?

What causes red spots under both breasts?

Yeast vs Bacteria: Often the red spots/bumps/rash under the breasts is due to excessive moisture accumulation and a resulting infection with either yeast (candida albicans) or bacteria (like staph or strep). Your doctor can easily help you with this. For now, try some ketoconazole 1% otc cream for the yeast and a benzoyl peroxide wash for the bacteria. Get in to see your doctor, they can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

Need to first make d: First you need to have your doctor make the diagnosis of what is the cause of enlarged nodes. This will need further testing. The treatment will be guided by the diagnosis. So get a full check up done by a specialist. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a swollen lymph node in my neck and one under BOTH armpits. The ones under my arms are 100% Symmetrical. is cancer usually symmetrical?

Hi. I have a swollen lymph node in my neck and one under BOTH armpits. The ones under my arms are 100% Symmetrical. is cancer usually symmetrical?

Probably not cancer: Especially at your age, the chances that this is cancer is near zero. Essentially everybody your age has a few palpable nodes. If they're not preposterously oversized, fixed to your other tissues, and you feel well, stop worrying and get on with the good, health-focused life you're living. ...Read more

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