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Pain In Armpit But No Lump
Can hidradenitis suppurative in armpit cause upper breast and nipple pain and burning in armpit? Had one lump popped it and now have rope like lump
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
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
Different options: The armpit 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, 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
Deep or superficial?: If its up in the skin and moveable it is most likely just a skin cyst or pustul. If it is deeper in the armpit between the muscles it may be an inflamed lymph node or fatty tumor. These can feel like a grape deep under the skin. If you are unsure, have an md look at it. If it persists longer than a couple months or begins to grow have it seen right away -- at your age it is most likely benign. ...Read more
Unrelated: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: Hard to tell. Lumps can be confusing and concerning. Reasons to see your doc: pain, redness, fever, feeling bad all over, weight loss, a lump that's been there longer than 3-4 weeks, a lump that's changing no matter how long it's been there. If you have questions or you're just not sure, it's a good time to see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Breast tissue/glnd: In that location the most common lump would be an enlarged lymph gland. One rare possibility would be stray breast tissue. If you draw a semicircle from the armpit thru the nl breast location along the mid belly to the groin on the same side, you have the line where accessory nipples (usually duds) may be found. I had one mom that had an accessory breast tissue in both pits arise after delivery. ...Read more
Might be: Cysts usually do not hurt unless inflamed. Women shave area & sometimes improperly with straight razor that causes nicks for bacteria to climb through & develop infected sweat glands, called hiradenitis, which can be devastating. Use of a used razor is discouraged & use of another person's razor is frought with concern for infection. A princess electric type of razor is advised. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
May be: A fibrosed/ enlarged lymph node. Possibly a cyst. If it doesn't resolve within 6 weeks - have it checked. Obviously - if you develop any serious medical symptoms - have it checked sooner. ...Read more
Leave it alone: As you have listed hidradenitis suppurativa as one of your medical conditions, I would make an educated guess that the lump you feel is related to that. This condition is known for the growth and presence of many kinds of benign cysts and sometimes abscesses. Sometimes the cysts can get infected and incision and drainage is needed. Otherwise there is no consistent treatment, but no need to worry. ...Read more
Axillary lumps: Lumps in your axillary (arm pit) areas can be axillary abscesses, infected hair follicles (especially if shaving, etc.), possible inflamed lymph nodes, etc....So it is best to get an evaluation to get the proper diagnoses, so your painful lumps can be treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more
See a doctor soon.: Lump could be infection or tumor. Get examined quickly. ...Read more
Could be lymph nodes: These could be lymph nodes. You need to see your physician - concerns can be infection, tumors ...Read more
I have this weird lump under my armpit and it hurts every time I close my arm. Should I be worried?
Need to be seen: And examined, start with your primary doctor, could be a lymph node reacting to an infection in the area, best wishes ...Read more
Dime sized lump inside armpit, hard, hurts very badly; mostly while up walking around. What could it be?
2 lumps in my armpit that sometimes hurt if I touch them. Plus some burning sensation, should I be worried?
Need to examine:
What your described suggests inflamed lymph nodes and you should see a doctor as you may need antibiotic treatment.
Wish you good health!
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I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?
Infection of the:
Sweat glands. Treatment depend how serious is the infection. See a skin doctor.
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