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I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.

Have them Checked: Sounds like lymph nodes? Male/female don't ignore. The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy. Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare, silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...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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Painful hard and warm bump came mid day yesterday on armpit no head to it. I use natural deodorant and shower daily and use baby powder.

Painful hard and warm bump came mid day yesterday on armpit no head to it. I use natural deodorant and shower daily and use baby powder.

Pustule?: Bumps on armpit areas may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses) related to hair follicles, or oil or sweat glands. A visit to one's primary care doctor does help, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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Small, painful bump in the middle/crease of my armpit. I can feel this on my skin just by running my finger lightly over the area. Should I be worred?

Small, painful bump in the middle/crease of my armpit. I can feel this on my skin just by running my finger lightly over the area. Should I be worred?

Small infection?: You may have folliculitis, a small infection of a hair follicle. Or if you feel a little lump, you may have an abscess. Abscesses will sometimes open and drain on their own; you can use hot compresses to encourage this. If it becomes very painful and does not drain, you should see a doctor for evaluation and possible drainage if there's a boil/cyst/abscess. ...Read more

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Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Bump under left armpit, red/brown/bruised sometimes painful, and hard, the center of it peels sometimes but hurts to pull the skin off. Cancerous?

Unlikely. Abscess?: What you describe is very typical of an abscess. Cancer at that location is super-duper rare in teenagers. If it hurts, it's probably an abscess. Good idea to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Bf is 45 has a nickel sized raised very round hard bump under the skin in his armpit very painful has apt tomorrow but we are scared what could it be?

Bf is 45 has a nickel sized raised very round hard bump under the skin in his armpit very painful has apt tomorrow but we are scared what could it be?

Possible abscess: This is a common location to have an abscess, a local skin infection, which is easily treated by opening it and allowing it to drain, which may hurt briefly, but will release the pressure and there will be less pain afterwards as it drains. Other causes are possible of course, but that seems most likely. The doctor will sort if out, but it is probably nothing major, depending on your BF's health, ...Read more

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I've been itchy for over a week in armpit kept scratching now I have a bump under the skin. Not painful also have possible ibs use colpermin?

I've been itchy for over a week in armpit kept scratching now I have a bump under the skin. Not painful also have possible ibs use colpermin?

A few thoughts: Colpermin usually doesn't cause itching but because it's a natural substance, it's hard to say for sure because those compounds are not as regulated as prescription medications. You could try not taking it for a few daysto see if it helps your symptoms. Try not to scratch as this can cause irritation to your skin. Possibly the bump under the skin is a cyst that formed as a result of the scratching ...Read more

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I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit (s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump under my arm under the skin. It is not an open wound. Any idea what it is / what I should do? It appeared a few days ago.

I have a painful bump under my arm under the skin. It is not an open wound. Any idea what it is / what I should do? It appeared a few days ago.

Many possibilities: A lump under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, lipoma, ganglion, abscess, or an inflamed lymph node. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.

Middle way on forearm is painful when strength arm & feel a bump under skin. 2weeks after blood test which hurt lots after needle was removed.

Likely from a: Bruised vein and blood that oozed out from the vein causing swelling or hematoma. U may apply warm packs and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort. Don't worry, be happy! ...Read more

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I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.

I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.

1 Look=1000 words: Too hard to tell from this limited information. Go see your family doctor or a dermatologist and have them look at it. Chances are they can take one look at it and know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. Skin around it seems to be peeling. And it is slightly swollen. What can it be??

I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. Skin around it seems to be peeling. And it is slightly swollen. What can it be??

?: It is hard to make a skin lesion diagnosis without seeing it. The lesion could be anything from an insect bite to an infection or more. Please make an appt with your family physician very soon. ...Read more

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I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...Read more

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I've had odor in my armpits for awhile as well as bumps that look like they're underneath my skin. No puss. I tried Mupirocin didn't work. Still odor?

Dermatology: You may be suffering from a condition known as Hidradenitis Suprativa. I would have the bumps looked at by your regular doctor or ask to see a dermatologist, you may need oral antibiotics or steroids to help with these bumps. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a bump under the skin of one's armpit called?

Possibly: A swollen lymph. Maybe a cyst. It really depends on what the mass actually is. ...Read more

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I have recently gotten skin coloured and pink to purplish small bumps theirs a patch of them right beside my right armpit and thighs help?!?!

I have recently gotten skin coloured and pink to purplish small bumps theirs a patch of them right beside my right armpit and thighs help?!?!

Without pic???: The most common cause of a localized ("beside my armpit" "thighs") is skin contact with an irritant or something to which you are allergic. Review all topical products: deodorant, lotion, soap, etc. Unless there is redness/swelling/possible drainage, it is likely not an infection. Two sites:not shingles. OK to try OTC topical cortisone cream/ointment to see if helps. May need exam by your provider. ...Read more

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Armpit skin suddenly became sensitive to the touch, no pain just irritation. No visible bumps or discolouration, don't use deodorant? What is this?

Hair follicle Infla?: Both ArmPits? Could be beginning of a contact dermatitis. Inflamation of a hair folicle, a flea bite or a mite bite. Best to see a dermatologist who can look more closely with trained eyes. ...Read more

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I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit. I can move it around. It does not hurt. I've had it for over 6 months now.

Bump under skin: This could be a small lymph node even if not tender. Other options could be cyst or atheroma under the skin. Likely nothing problematic, but an exam with a physician can help sort out if you need further workup. ...Read more