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S having multiple lumps found in your breast and arm pit a cause concern even if they keep coming back benign...?

S having multiple lumps found in your breast and arm pit a cause concern even if they keep coming back benign...?

Possibly: The critical detail in my opinion is whether the benign diagnosis explains the multiple lumps in your breast and armpit. I agree with what has been stated in that just because one lump is benign, does not mean the others are, as well. Clinical, radiographic and pathologic correlation of all findings is mandatory. ...Read more

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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'm getting lumps on both my armpits, underneath the skin and two of them are painful to touch. Should I be worried?

I'm getting lumps on both my armpits, underneath the skin and two of them are painful to touch. Should I be worried?

Pain in armpits.: There are generally two things of concern that could occur in the armpits. You could be feeling inflamed lymph nodes, wherein the question would be as to the reason they're inflamed. Or this could represent a rather stubborn infection called hydradenitis suppurativa. Regardless, you should be evaluated for this locally, as treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Red lumps after shaving armpit, what is it?

Maybe razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Hidranitis: You probably need to see your doctor about this condition which causes recurring infections in the glands under your arm. ...Read more

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What could be cause of lumps under arm from just above armpit?

Lymph nodes: The most common cause of lumps in the armpit is swelling of the lymph nodes or glands that are always there but usually small. They usually grow due to infection such as a virus or a nearby bacterial infection (even in days). The best thing is to talk to the doctor about it. Sometimes the swollen glands are only in one area, and sometimes they are in several areas or "all over". ...Read more

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I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

I have hard, painful lumps under my skin in the armpit. What should we do?

Possible Infection: If you are shaving your underarm hair, it is possible that folliculitis has developed. Reusing a shaving blade that is stored in the shower increases this likelihood. Consult with a physician for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have large lumps (swollen areas) on my left side and under my armpit?

Why do I have large lumps (swollen areas) on my left side and under my armpit?

See below: It could be lymph nodes, hydradenitis supperitiva, or enlarged muscle. Without seeing you, it is hard to be definitive. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!

Have your doctor: take a look at these as it is possible they represent hydradenitis which is an inflammation/infection of the sweat glands in the skin. In the meantime warm compresses, no shaving and no deodorant. ...Read more

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I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

Hard bumps: You may have tiny cysts called milium. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis and discuss how they can be removed if they bother you. ...Read more

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I have 4 pretty large and hard lumps in my left armpit. There is some moderate pain. They showed up out of nowhere within 2 days. What should I do?

Nodules: Painful nodules in the armpit are you lymph nodes. Make sure you don't have any potential infection, from shaving. If fevers, chills, feeling sick you likely have an infection and can benefit from some antibiotic course such as keflex. If the nodules do not go away after a few weeks you will need to get this biopsied for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had small painless lumps under my armpit, neck and back . Some I have tried to squeeze and out came a whitish, buttery oily stuff. What is it?

Epidermoid cyst: It sounds like epidermoid cyst. It is usually just bothersome but not dangerous/cancerous. They usually continue to recur. Consuming a diet low in carbs, milk and high in healthy fats (butter, olive oil. avocados, coconut) should help to reduce their size in a few months. Try warm soaks, application of tea tree oil. They may help too. ...Read more

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I have 4 somewhat large lumps in my left armpit. There was one yesterday and today there are 4. They are hard and there is moderate pain when you touch them.

Abscess?: id you shave or use deodorant then blocking of Sweat glands and infection of the hair follicles are possibility. Apply PTC antibacterial cream. Take anti inflammatory medicine for pain and swelling. If gets worse please get examined. ...Read more

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Hi there, Im having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hi there, Im having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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Can cancer lumps in your armpit?

Can cancer lumps in your armpit?

Yes: If the lump in your armpit growing you need to see your doctor to arrange for biopsy and if positive for malignancy you be treated. ...Read more

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