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19 yr female. Painful, small, lump under the surface of the skin in armpit. Has been recurring. Lasts for a little over a week, comes every couple mont?

19 yr female. Painful, small, lump under the surface of the skin in armpit. Has been recurring. Lasts for a little over a week, comes every couple mont?

Possible staph: Many causes of painful inflammatory conditions of the intertriginous zones of the body (e.g. skin folds). One major cause is recurrent colonization with staph (bacteria) due in part to the local environment which is ideal for bacterial growth. If you are shaving your armpits, you may be introduction bacteria by using or re-using razors which cause trauma of the skin which can lead to "bumps". ...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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Marble size, red, painful bump under arm pit for 5 days now Quite painful. No other lumps or symptoms. Female 37y otherwise healthy. What to do.

Marble size, red, painful bump under arm pit for 5 days now Quite painful. No other lumps or symptoms. Female 37y otherwise healthy. What to do.

Abscess: It is probably an abscess. Sometimes these will settle by themselves, sometimes they need antibiotics, sometimes they need to be cut open to let pus out.
If it is quite painful it's probably time to see a doctor ...Read more

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Very painful lump about 3 fingers wide upper left arm inside. What could it be? Very painful im 22 years old female

Painful lump axilla: Sounds like a lymph node. Did you recently get scratched by a cat? Or have an infection in arms? Would get it checked out by a doctor this week. May be from infection, or autoimmune process like Castlemans or from a mass. But please get it checked out this week with a doc ...Read more

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22 yr old female. Painful lump in right under arm with what looks like a hard vein connected to it pain radiates into elbow when stretching arm?

22 yr old female. Painful lump in right under arm with what looks like a hard vein connected to it pain radiates into elbow when stretching arm?

PCP: Please visit a doctor in person and get this checked out, lumps and nodes need to be examined to assess their attachments and affects, if bad they need to be addressed, if benign they can be left alone And followed up. ...Read more

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Can the pituitary gland be responsible for a painful lump under armpit?

No: The pituitary is often called "the master gland", but the painful lump under your armpit is not likely a hormone-gland. It may be a lymph node. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very painful lump in my armpit?

Cyst?: There are few possibilties. See a dermatologist to examine you and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful?

What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful?

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

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I have a painful lump in my armpit what should I do?

I have a painful lump in my armpit what should I do?

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

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I have a painful lump in my lower armpit. What could it be?

I have a painful lump in my lower armpit. What could it be?

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 more

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I have a lump on my armpit it is an oval and very painful what is it?

I have a lump on my armpit it is an oval and very painful what is it?

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

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Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

Painful lump or buldge in the tissue of my armpit what could be the cause?

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 more

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I have a lump under my right armpit. It has grown in size and is painful.

I have a lump under my right armpit. It has grown in size and is painful.

Could: Be an abscess, less likely a cyst or lymph node. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...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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I am a male with a painful lump under my armpit that comes and goes. What is this?

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

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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!

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 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?

Axillary node: See a doctor ASAP. This could be an enlarged and inflamed lymph node (do you own a cat?), an abscess, a tumor, etc. Get evaluated and treated before this gets worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Possible Lymph Node: It is possibly an enlarged palpable lymph node. I sugest you get it checked by your Family Doctor ...Read more

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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.

Infection: Lymph nodes respond to the presence of inflammation or infection. The reduction in size and tenderness is very positive. If it persists, have it evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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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

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I have a small hard, not painful lump in my right armpit. It has been there for a few years and occasionally gets painful for a few days. Answers?

Sebacious Cyst: Sebacious cysts can behave like this. Seek evaluation when it is in painful state. A condition called hidradenitis supporative can exist in the arm pits. It is sometimes exacerbated by the use of antiperspirants. The powdery character of these clogs ducts in the arm pit, and inflammation and infection can ensue. Warm moist compresses can sometimes help, as well as sticking to deodorants alone. ...Read more

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I m 27 year old femaie. Recently I have noticed that I have a small lump on my left armpit. Earlier it was not painful but it pains n its soft lump?

Get checked...: There are many possible etiologies of the "lump" you describe including a cyst, enlarged lymph node, etc. See your doctor and have it evaluated so that proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more