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Large, moveable, flesh colored lump in left armpit. Not hot or red. Starting being painful sporadically and now moreso. Found it a year ago. 24 f?

Large, moveable, flesh colored lump in left armpit. Not hot or red. Starting being painful sporadically and now moreso. Found it a year ago.  24 f?

Enlarging cyst: A moveable lump in left armpit not nodal in origin. Most likely skin appendage. Common source is an enlarging sebaceous cyst filled with necrotic sebaceous material. At times a sweat gland tumor can look this way. Have lesion checked to see if it is cystic and if so the lesion with capsule must be removed by excision. If not cyst then evaluation as to need for bx must be made. ...Read more

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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 recently found a lump in my armpit. It's pretty painful. I now have three lumps in my armpit that are painful and slightly red. Cancer symptom?

Not really: Cancer in the armpit essentially represents metastasis to the lymph nodes high up near the axillary vein. They are for the most part painless and would not be associated with redness. Rather one would expect inflammation of the sweat glands right under the skin for which warm soaks and possibly antibiotics would be effective. ...Read more

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About 3days ago I felt a lump in my armpit, it started getting bigger swelling and red. It gets agitated by my bra and it is painful. What could it be?

About 3days ago I felt a lump in my armpit, it started getting bigger swelling and red. It gets agitated by my bra and it is painful. What could it be?

Infection?: There are several possibilities. It could be a small infection around a hair follicle, or a lymph node which is swollen because of an injury to your hand or finger. You should see a doctor, have a good breast exam also, as it could be related to a breast problem. Try to find a bra that doesn't rub it, and get seen soon. To make it less uncomfortable, try some hot compresses, and don"t squeezei. ...Read more

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I am a19 year old with a large painful lump in my right armpit i went to the ER and the doctors said they haven't seen anything like this. It's starting to turn red any ideas?

I am a19 year old with a large painful lump in my right armpit i went to the ER and the doctors said they haven't seen anything like this. It's starting to turn red any ideas?

Lump: It sounds like it might be infected, whatever it is. You should go see your primary care provider, and if you don't have one, go to an urgent care or go back to the emergency department. ...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.?

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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I have developed two painful lumps in right axilla from 2 -3 days. There is no redness and are slightly mobile. What is the possible diagnosis ?

I have developed two painful lumps in right axilla from 2 -3 days. There is no redness and are slightly mobile. What is the possible diagnosis ?

Lymphadenitis: infection or inflammation of the perspiratory glands- requires examination and treatment. You already exhibit signs of lymph node enlargement/swelling. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 weeks already. May be an infection, but could be much more serious. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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In both my breast near the armpit are oval lumps that are moveable on occasioun, it's been this way for 3 months straight, it's painful what is this?

In both my breast near the armpit are oval lumps that are moveable on occasioun, it's been this way for 3 months straight, it's painful what is this?

Be seen: Breast surgeon. Need full history, family history, breast and axillary exam, possible mammogram.Important and now! may be nodes, or extra breast tissue, but need to know. ...Read more

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My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

My left breast near my armpit is sore to touch with lumps. No fever, redness or flu symptoms. Is it mastitis? I breastfeed

Mastitis: It could be mastitis. I would continue breastfeeding and seek evaluation with a physician. If it is an early mastitis, antibiotics will likely be needed. ...Read more

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