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Painful Lump Under Armpit Male
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.
I have 5 painful lumps under my armpit. I'm 32 yr old male. It started out with 1, then overnight turned to 5. Help please?
Infected hair follic: The most common differential is infected hair follicles or sweat glands, lymph nodes can also swell up. See your physician to get treatment
I have a small lump under my right armpit. Its been there for 2 months. It was painful initially, but not anymore. I am a 24 year old male. Cancer?
Not likely: Infection or inflammation of anytime can produce a painful lump. This seems to be the case with your lump under the arm. The fact it is now painless indicates that acute problem has settled down. But watch its size...Which should get smaller and not be increasing at all. If it is increasing in size, then you need to see a doctor for further examination to find out its nature. Cancer is unlikely rig.See 1 more doctor answer
Lymphadenopathy: This is probably infection and you need to be seen and evaluated professionally. Good luck.
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.
Painful lump under armpit. Doctor said it was cyst 3 days ago but its gotten bigger and painful, plus chest pain on left side getting worse. Help!
Seek help first: You might have an abscess or infected sweat gland. See your doctor again for evaluation ; treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it.See 2 more doctor answers
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.