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Multiple Lumps Under Armpit
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
Multiple lumps under skin upper arm, collar and chest. If you hold skin tight they are visible. Some pea size some a bit bigger. No pain. Soft to hard?
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
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
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
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
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
I regularly get small but painful lumps under my armpits they come and go all the time sometimes being excursiatingly sore??
I recently noticed some pea sized lumps under my armpit. At first there were 2, then 4 and now there are 6. They are hard and pretty painful.?
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
I have this mild pain under my armpit that comes and go. No lumps, but when I start to massage the area, I can feel the pain more. Should I be concern?
Have it: Professionally checked. Better safe than sorryGet a more detailed answer ›
I am from india. Since 1 month I have painful lumps under left armpit. I am very healthy apart from that and don't have any other issues. Please sugge?
Lumps in Axilla: You need to be evaluated by a physician right away. No other course of action is acceptable in my opinion! ...Read more
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.
Hi there, I'm 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
Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one. ...Read more
I'm 19 and noticed a couple pea size little bumps that I'm able to move around under my armpit. I noticed them two weeks ago, and thought nothing of it and thought they'll go away but didn't and it seems like I have more little lumps now. No pain or any d
See doc.: Would be reasonable to see doc. Little lumps like this usually go away, but two weeks and a growing number sounds suspicious enough that you should see someone. ...Read more
Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Lumps in armpits: Lumps in your armpits are lymph nodes and as such make an immediate appointment with your doctor. Making an diagnosis asap is urgent. ...Read more
See a Doctor today: It is necessary for you to have a face to face examination to determine the cause and treatment of these lumps. It is not possible to diagnose lumps without a careful history and physical examination. ...Read more
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