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I am a 21 year old female and have a small pea sized lump under my arm can you tell me what it is it doesn't hurt and is not visable but can feel it ?

I am a 21 year old female and have a small pea sized lump under my arm can you tell me what it is it doesn't hurt and is not visable but can feel it ?

Axillary lesion nos: Without an exam it is a guess. Could be cyst, could be a small reactive folliculitis (common with shaving), could be a small lymphnode. Have a dr. Examine you to get a more definitive diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I discovered a small pea sized lump under my right arm, it's not painful and has slightly increased in sized this past week, could it be an infection?

I discovered a small pea sized lump under my right arm, it's not painful and has slightly increased in sized this past  week, could it be an infection?

Unlikely: Infections are often characterized by redness, heat, hardness and tenderness or pain. Show this to your primary care physician and let them assess the likely cause. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago i noticed a pea sized hard lump under my arm. No pain, no redness, no visual sign of anything. Should i get my physician to check it ?

Yes: Unsure of where specifically you are speaking of, but it could be a lymph node and unsure if you are male or female as I do not see it above, but axillary lymph node swelling needs to be checked. It may be absolutely nothing to worry about, and most likely is, but it would be best to rule out scary things first. Is it in your armpit? Any breast masses? If so, get it checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized moveable lump under my left arm, been there for 2.5 months, doctor said it was a swollen lymph node, but it wont go away? Concerned

See your doctor agai: It sounds more like a hair follicle cyst or something like that, rather tnan a node. See your doctor again and ask to evaluate for other nodes that might be enlarged. ...Read more

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Found a small small pea sized lump under my right armpit two days ago. now I have the same thing under my left arm pit. pretty scary. 60 yrs old. no?

Found a small small pea sized lump under my right armpit two days ago.  now I have the same thing under my left arm pit.  pretty scary. 60 yrs old. no?

May be OK: Pea sized lumps may just be small abscesses, especially if they are just under the skin. Please see a doctor in the next week to get these checked. ...Read more

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Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.

Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same  over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.

Sounds like a cyst: Sounds like a cyst. These can easily be removed in a local outpatient setting. Consult with a dermatologist and they can explain to you what it take to get it removed. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more

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I have large pea size lump under armpit for mths. It has got slightly bigger..It moves -armpit sore sometimes. Dad/2 Aunts/&2 uncles -cancer.Im 50?

I have large pea size lump  under armpit for mths. It has got slightly  bigger..It moves  -armpit  sore sometimes. Dad/2 Aunts/&2 uncles -cancer.Im 50?

Get seen: This may be anything from a benign epithelial cyst to an infected hair or gland to a benign reactive lymph node (my guess) to something worrisome. No one here can really tell you much more. At your age the only malignancy that is at all likely to present like this is Hodgkin's, and this would be unlikely to progress this slowly. Get seen when it is convenient. ...Read more

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A pea sized movable lump in the right armpit?

A pea sized movable lump in the right armpit?

Axillary lesion: It may be a simple cyst, abscess, or Lymph-node. Get an exam to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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I have a small, pea sized, hard, painless lump underneath my right armpit. Do I have anything to worry about? (Male 16

I have a small, pea sized, hard, painless lump underneath my right armpit. Do I have anything to worry about? (Male 16

Armpit lump: a hair follicle or lymph node may present as a lump. If it does not change in size most likely you do not have to see a doctor. If concerned make an appointment for thorough history. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 18 and I have a pea sized lump under my right armpit its probably something of nothing but could it be anything to be concerned about thanks?

Armpit lumps: and bumps are usually inflamed small lymph nodes or ingrown hairs causing local swelling or inflammation and/or infection. Any "lump" that persists, grows or simply does not go away (especially in a young person like yourself)should get checked and possibly biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a lump under each armpit. One has gotten smaller and the other just showed up.they are painful to touch.they are small pea sized lumps and hard?

I have a lump under each armpit. One has gotten smaller and the other just showed up.they are painful to touch.they are small pea sized lumps and hard?

I'd Bet It's Sweat: May be small areas of infection.Sweat glands can get irritated or clogged then get bigger & painful. For some people it can become a big recurring problem so best to get it examined if,unlike the other side, it doesn't resolve in a few days.Until then,see if you are sensitive to your deodorant. The topical antibacterial gels with aloe work well but if you sweat a lot you may need something milder. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump in armpit. How do I remove this?

Pea sized lump in armpit. How do I remove this?

Surgical excision: Most small lumps in the armpit, particularly if superficial, are sebaceous cysts due to a damaged hair follicle. Unless they become large and bothersome, most sebaceous cysts can be left alone. The most important thing is to have the lump examined by a qualified health care professional to make sure that it is indeed most likely a sebaceous cyst and not something of more concern. ...Read more

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I have two lumps next to each other in my left armpit, under the skin, no head pea size and they really hurt should I be concerned?

I have two lumps next to each other in my left armpit, under the skin, no head pea size and they really hurt  should I be concerned?

Have them checked: Tender axillary nodes can be a sign of infection such as a virus but if they are only on one side, you need to see a doctor to rule a more serious cause, . ...Read more