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Hi there, i get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Hi there, i get reoccurring painful under the skin lumps in my armpits, what could it be?

Axillary lumps: Lumps in your axillary (arm pit) areas can be axillary abscesses, infected hair follicles (especially if shaving, etc.), possible inflamed lymph nodes, etc....So it is best to get an evaluation to get the proper diagnoses, so your painful lumps can be treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does it mean when I get a reoccurring sharp pain in my right wrist. I feel a lump?

Why does it mean when I get a reoccurring sharp pain in my right wrist. I feel a lump?

Ganglion cyst: You may have developed a ganglion cyst which can cause a cyst like lump at a joint line. These are common in the wrist and usually go away on their own. However, if the pain is severe or if you have had any trauma see a doctor for an exam. You may need an xray. ...Read more

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I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

2 different issues: When we as doctors see patients, we ask sevreral questions, to decide how to make a diagnosis and treatment. From the limited information provbided, it is not clear that these are related, or occur simultaneously or not anything including totally minor inflamed hair follicles, lymph nodes , or herpes simplex, or other stds could be prresent. ...Read more

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A tender lump reoccurred in my left armpit along with symptoms of a cold. Should I be concerned? Or is it harmless?

A tender lump reoccurred in my left armpit along with symptoms of a cold. Should I be concerned? Or is it harmless?

Lump: It is not harmless. The painful swelling or "lump", with elevated body temperature are the symptoms of infection. It should be checked by the medical professional. The blood test will be necessary for the diagnosis too. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring hard, painful lumps under my skin on a few fingers and toes for the last year. They are not itchy and about 0.5-1 CM in diameter. ?

I have reoccurring hard, painful lumps under my skin on a few fingers and toes for the last year.  They are not itchy and about 0.5-1 CM in diameter. ?

It could just be: scar or fibrous tissue, cyst,viral infection etc. Your primary Dr or Dermatologist can give you a definitive diagnosis. Best wishes! http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/cysts-lumps-bumps ...Read more

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Every few months I have reoccurring lump in right earlobe.Painful.No piercing.When'dormant'bump still there, no pain .Feels between skins, not visable?

Every few months I have reoccurring lump in right earlobe.Painful.No piercing.When'dormant'bump still there, no pain .Feels between skins, not visable?

Cysts in earlobes: Earlobes are common places to form cysts. These cysts will occasionally get inflamed, become larger and painful, sometimes coinciding with menstrual periods in women. It's important not to squeeze it so that it won't get more inflamed and/or scarred. Sometimes intralesional injections of cortisone by your dermatologist may help settle the cyst down. If not, it may need to be excised. ...Read more

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IDC BC-HER2,PR,ER&LN positive,local skin met-LVI found AFTER CHEMO completed. TAC,lump,rads&herceptin. Recur risk?Prognosis?Avg time 2 reoccur? Dx@39

IDC BC-HER2,PR,ER&LN positive,local skin met-LVI found AFTER CHEMO completed.
TAC,lump,rads&herceptin. 
Recur risk?Prognosis?Avg time 2 reoccur? Dx@39

Speak to oncologist: This is best answered by your oncology team. If you are not being treated at a designated breast center, then I highly recommend you find one. Recurrence and prognosis are individualized and only your doctors can give you the proper information. Good luck ...Read more