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Wife, 23, gave birth 4 days ago. Now has semi-hard, large, painful lumps in both armpits. Translucent white fluid is expelled from pores with pressure?

Wife, 23, gave birth 4 days ago. Now has semi-hard, large, painful lumps in both armpits. Translucent white fluid is expelled from pores with pressure?

Extra breast tissue: A small percentage of women develop breast tissue in their armpits. It does not become obvious for some women until they begin to lactate, at which point the tissue produces milk but cannot drain effectively. This area can be iced and compressed and hopefully the tissue will stop producing milk and will shrink, without affecting her milk supply for the baby. Try to avoid stimulating the area. ...Read more

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I have had very painful knot like lumps on both armpits for 3 days, and now have red bumps coming up around armpits and breasts.Throat pain as well.?

Many possibles : There are many possible, explanations for your symptoms, all of which require a doctor's examination. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful. They seem to get bigger with time.

My husband has dozens of lumps on his armpits that are elongated almost like tabs of skin and they are painful.  They seem to get bigger with time.

Acrochordons: These tags of skin are more prominent in some families and more numerous on obese people. They are removed quickly and easily without sutures or dressings. It is nearly painless, OK to get wet, heals in about a week. They are also common around the neck, under the breasts, and in the groin. They are common on the eyelids and just as easily removed. They never become malignant. ...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 just found 2 small lumps under my armpit and they are painful what could it be?

I just found 2 small lumps under my armpit and they are painful what could it be?

Numerous things: See a doctor and have these examined and diagnosed appropriately. Doctors who cannot see and touch the lesions and take a full history should not be expected to be able to diagnose. ...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 5 painful lumps under my armpit. Im 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 ...Read more

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I have painful lumps under left armpit and one by my groin?

I have painful lumps under left armpit and one by my groin?

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