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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

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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I'm a 20 year old female, and have noticed a hard, painless pea-sized lump in my armpit. It's been there for two years or so now, what should I do?

I'm a 20 year old female, and have noticed a hard, painless pea-sized lump in my armpit. It's been there for two years or so now, what should I do?

Lump: What you describe does not sound to be dangerous, not anything like cancer, since it has been asymptomatic and stable for 2 years. If you want to have it removed you can see a general surgeon or a family physician, most of whom are able to do simple excisions. The doctor may then advise to send it for a pathology report to know specifically what it is. 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've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. 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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My son has a small pea sized lump 3" below his right armpit its very soft and does not hurt its been 3 wk and he's is 12. He has only mild allergies?

My son has a small pea sized lump 3" below his right armpit its very soft and does not hurt its been 3 wk and he's is 12. He has only mild allergies?

Hmmm...: It could be a benign lymph node, but if soft, smooth and painless, probably a lipoma, a benign little "tumor" of fat under the skin. They are of no consequence unless they grow big enough to be seen or be in the way, then people often have them removed. If it grows bigger, gets hard, firm tender or red, talk to his doc. Read more

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I have a pea sized lump in the armpit area. It is painless and immovable. Could this be a sign of cancer?

Must see it!: I would love to be able to reassure you but this requires evaluation by your doctor as my initial thoughts could be a cyst, an abscess, a hair follicle granuloma, or an enlarged lymph node which may indicate an underlying concerning condition. Please get it checked if it lasts > one month. Read more

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I have a small hard lump (smaller than a pea size under my left armpit.) the lump is visible if skin is stretched. Not sore. What can it be?

I have a small hard lump (smaller than a pea size under my left armpit.) the lump is visible if skin is stretched. Not sore. What can it be?

Most likely: An INTRA-DERMAL cyst (In the skin...rather than below it) Its obviously "bothering" you so get it CHECKED OUT by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps!
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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Probably a cyst: Cysts are small, firm bumps under the skin that are filled with keratin. When squeezed, some will produce the keratin which is white, cheesy and sometimes stinky. If it is not causing problems or growing, we tend to leave them alone, but it is important for your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes, if it is not clearly a cyst, we can biopsy the spot to be sure. Read more

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I have a pea sized, smooth, purple/pink lump on my upper arm that has been there for a while. No pain or itchiness. What is it and how to I remove it?

I have a pea sized, smooth, purple/pink lump on my upper arm that has been there for a while. No pain or itchiness. What is it and how to I remove it?

See a derm: If it has been there for a long time and it has not undergone any changes and it's not painful then in all probability it is a non-worrisome lesion. It might be something called a dermatofibroma. However with this said I would definitely see a dermatologist to confirm it's benign nature. Read more

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I noticed a pea sized lump underneath my left arm pit. It seems to be right on a vein and I only notice it when I raise my arm. It's been 1 yr no pain?

I noticed a pea sized lump underneath my left arm pit. It seems to be right on a vein and I only notice it when I raise my arm. It's been 1 yr no pain?

Small bumps: Small bumps in the armpit can come from a number of different causes. Most are not serious at all. If a small bump has been present and unchanging for over a year it is very unlikely to be serious. 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?

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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Pea size lump on right side of neck, painless, for 5 months; can be moved side to side if pressed. Tingling/numbness in right arm; CRP & ESR raised (?)

Pea size lump on right side of neck, painless, for 5 months; can be moved side to side if pressed. Tingling/numbness in right arm; CRP & ESR raised (?)

Likely arthritis nec: The lump that can be moved under the skin is probably an incidental finding at location where pressure could cause symptoms of nerve root irritation even if there was no lump. High sed rate and CPR indicate inflammatory activity. Read more

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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