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Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Should I go to the doctor if I get pimple like lumps under my armpits?

Maybe: These are common. If you are having large or painful lesions, or very frequent problems with this, consider seeing your pcp. If you have small bumps that come and resolve on their own, medical attention may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pain in the right breast and armpit only like prickly no lump or discharge pimples on nipple went to doctor and said its nothing serious but worried?

Pain in the right breast and armpit only like prickly no lump or discharge pimples on nipple went to doctor and said its nothing serious but worried?

Second opinion: If you're worried, why not get a second opinion. Yours is the type of problem that can really only be addressed with a physical exam, so not really going to be able to tell you definitively over the internet what the pain in your breast is due to. Commonly, hormones are the #1 cause of breast pain. But why not see another doctor for 2nd opinion so you can rest more easily. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi doc i wanna know wht cn b de course om my pimples om my face , bum n armpit?

Hi doc i wanna know wht cn b de course om my pimples om my face , bum n armpit?

Acne: Are you asking for the cause? Please be specific if you can. And are the spots that are bothering you in the armpit the same as the face and buttocks? ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's HPV or just vaginal pimples/lumps?

How do doctors determine if it's HPV or just vaginal pimples/lumps?

May not be obvious: A physical exam by a practitioner experienced with hpv is necessary. Sometimes even then it is not clear, and occasionally a tiny biopsy is helpful. ...Read more

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Doctors, please I had protected sex & 2-3 weeks later after shaving, I notice itchy like pimples swellings in my armpit,groin & neck. is it swollen nodes?

Doctors, please I had protected sex & 2-3 weeks later after shaving, I notice itchy like pimples swellings in my armpit,groin & neck. is it swollen nodes?

See a doctor: Without being able to see and feel these there is no way in which to make a diagnosis. See a professional face to face and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have a dry rash with tiny pimples and a couple lumps under armpit. is painful to move arm around?

Have a dry rash with tiny pimples and a couple lumps under armpit. is painful to move arm around?

Warmth,Pain med, I&D: You may have inflammation of a local sweat gland or hair follicle which can be quite painful. Warm compress/ heat pad to the area and acetominophen or ibuprofen for the pain might help. However there may be a collection of "pus" which may require drainage. See your doctor for this treatment. ...Read more

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I been havin pimples or cyst on my armpits for 4 yrs there painful and very big n red n full of pus. What can I do about it what will be a good doctor?

See Dermatologist: This could be from shaving the area or from deodorant/antiperspirant and can be caused by a fungal infection or more likely a bacterial infection. Threre are inexpensive topical treatments and/or oral antibiotics that can help clear this up but a derrmatologist would be the best to determine the cause and find a treatment. ...Read more