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I have got a very painful small lump under left arm pit, and am very scared it is something serious. Please help! It came up yesterday.

I have got a very painful small lump under left arm pit, and am very scared it is something serious. Please help! It came up yesterday.

Not cancer: When cancer spreads to a lymph node the node SLOWLY grows larger (it won't suddenly appear) and is not tender or painful. Your lump is a small boil (infected hair follicle). This is a skin abscess(collection of pus) caused by Staph aureus usually. Warm soaks may bring it to a head so it drains. If it continues to enlarge see a physician because MRSA is a possibility, which can get worse. ...Read more

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I have got a painful small lump under my left arm pit, what could this be? Only noticed it today.

I have got a painful small lump under my left arm pit, what could this be? Only noticed it today.

Lymph node/abscess: It needs to be checked.It may be a swollen lymph node due to infection or an abscess like a boil or a cyst ...Read more

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Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when i squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin , there's about .25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around. ?

Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when i squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin , there's about .25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around. ?

Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can be expressed out with out pain. You will need to watch it in case it gets infected, then it will turn red and can hurt. This is not a serious condition. Should discuss with your physician at next visit and have examined just to make sure. ...Read more

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Im having a very small swollen lump under my right arm pit. It don't pain . Is it normal?

Im having a very small swollen lump under my right arm pit. It don't pain . Is it normal?

More info needed: Enlarged lymph nodes may be associated with infection or inflammation. You should see your doctor, have the area measured and perhaps be placed on an antibiotic. Cancer issues are rare with your current description, that is why your doctor should see you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?

I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?

Axillary lumps: Hard to say. Possibly lymph nodes, or sebaceous/inclusion cysts. Best bet is to see your physician to get these lumps evaluated. ...Read more

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I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.

I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.

AnItchInTimeSaves9: Maybe you are sensitive to something,like deodorant or whatever stuff you put there, or some clothing or something.It's only on one side so that's unusual if you are sensitive to something you use on both sides.If you have been scratching that area it may have affected the skin.In any event, stop all deodorant,etc and maybe put some hydrocortisone cream on it and if that doesn't help, see your doc ...Read more

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I have found a small lump on the side of my breast, next to my arm pit. It is very soft and i can't feel it if i press hard. What could it be?

Have it evaluated: It does not matter what some doctor tells you on an internet site. It may just be a cyst but it must be evaluated, even at age 24. See an appropriate doctor. ...Read more