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Painful Lump On Armpit Diagnosis
I had a big and painful lump on armpit that then got small and turned purple, now weeks later pus and gore is coming out. What do I do, do I need help?
This is probably...: Probably an enlarged lymph node (which would be present if there was a local infection such as an ingrown hair). Could also be a boil (which is collection of pus under the skin). In any case, you can apply a warm compress to it 3x daily and simply watch it. It should shrink and become nontender. Seek medical attention if it does not resolve or if you develop fevers. ...Read more
Arm pit lump: Most likely would be an inflammed sweat gland. Probably its infected. For treatment: use a topical antibiotic and do not use anti-perspirant type deoderants. Often these come after shaving the axilla (arm-pit), so wait til it is healed. You may need an oral antibiotic if a topical does not work. ...Read more
Infection: You have the odor producing glands in that area and these can become infected by skin germs. Localized moist heat may help the body self heal, but occasionally these need to be drained or treated with an antibiotic.You also have lymph nodes in that location that handle issues for arm & shoulder.These can also become swollen & self heal but occasionally need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphadenopathy: This is most likely an enlarged lymph node in reaction to an inflammation in its area of drainage. Also might be an abscess. Cancer is far less likely. This needs a hands-on examination for accurate diagnosis, along with a history. Do you own cats? See your PCP and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more
Armpit lumps: One of the common causes of the development of lumps under armpit is shaving or use of antiperspirants, as they can cause cysts and infection thus, the lump. Other causes include other types of infections, allergies, and rarely malignancy. See your local for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump in armpit: What you are describing sounds like a sebaceous cyst. A cyst is basically a pocket that forms in skin. These cysts can become inflammed, enlarge and become tender from time to time. However, it is difficult to definitely say what this lesion is without examing it. I recommend you see your doctor to confirm this diagnosis and see what the best treatment is. ...Read more
I keep getting small lumps that are painful under my armpit skin. I had 1 first then next day 3 then next day 7!
I have developed a painful lump In center of my armpit,when should I get it checked out? I know it may go away on its own?
See a doctor: This maybe a sign of infection or enlarged lymph node. See your doctor for examination. ...Read more
I regularly get small but painful lumps under my armpits they come and go all the time sometimes being excursiatingly sore??
I have a large lump in my right armpit. It just showed up a few days ago and is painful. What is it and how do i relieve pain?
Hi all, i noticed a lump under my left armpit about a week ago. It was small at first but has now grown to about 2-3cm and realy painful.
Abcess.: Sounds like you have a small abcess. Pain may be relieved by incision although it is by no means necessary. May use hot compresses several times a day until this "points" and ruptures on its own. The fact that pain is bad indicates that may be soon. It is remotely possible that this is a lymph node that has been very stimulated. Same treatment. See someone if not improving. ...Read more
I have a tiny lump in my right armpit. Hard, not painful, there for just over a week. I'm 29, have 5 children if that makes any difference?
I found a lump under my armpit about 6 months ago. It's not painful, but it doesn't seem to be getting any smaller. How concerned should I be?
Most lymph nodes are: Benign. Get reassurance from your dr that u don't have any tumor, lung infection, autoimmune condition etc. Take care! ...Read more
For a week now i've had a lump under my right armpit it was hurting but now it has went down but i still can feel it and its not painful at all.
LN vs abcess: It is possible this was a small abcess perhaps a sebaceous cyst which is now resolving. This could also have been a reactive lymph node which was responding to some perceived antigenic threat somewhere in your arm ( scratch or infection?). Young people sometimes have a pretty dramatic immunologic response. Cancer does not resolve like this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 felt a lump inside my armpit. It can't be seen and it's not painful but I can feel it when I press down. What can it be? And what should I do?
2-WeeksWorryVacation: That's most likely a lymph node. Lymph nodes get bigger when they are fighting an infection or inflammation or other body invaders. Get a good feel for its location and size. Then leave it alone for two weeks (so you don't irritate it), then check again. If not gone and is the same size or bigger and/or gets painful or tender, get a doctor to examine you and try and figure out why it's there. ...Read more
Painful lump under right armpit that comes and goes and appears in different areas. They dissapear after a few days then return a few weeks later.
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