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I have a small lump in my armpit that only hurts slightly when I press on it. Should I be worried?

I have a small lump in my armpit that only hurts slightly when I press on it. Should I be worried?

Lymphnode swelling: Most likely an inflamed lymph node but it could also be an abscess or most concerningly a breast lump. I'd advise seeing your doctor and having an ultrasound done asap. ...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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If I have a small lump in my armpit, should I got to the doctor immediately?

Not necessarily.: Most lumps and bumps we get are harmless. You might have a forming sebaceous cyst forming, or even the beginning of an abscess. Enlarged lymph nodes (from bacterial or viral infection) can feel like lumps. If it's not looking like an active bacterial infection or abscess - it's okay to wait 1-2 weeks to get it checked out by your doctor. Not something for the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have sore throat, & feel difficulty in swallowing along with low grade fever at night. I can feel a small lump in my armpit as well.What it can be?

Enlarged lymph node: I would suggest seeing your healthcare provider. You should be tested for strep. The lump in your armpit also needs to be evaluated, it may be an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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What is this small lump under my armpit?

Lymph node/ cyst?: It could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. A doctor can help you to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Last night i noticed a small lump on my armpit, it irritates a little but doesn't bother me much, but should I be worried?

Skin or deep tissue?: Lumps in armpit skin are common and generally not a cause for immediate concern, as long as they are not growing. Cancerous lumps in the armpit tend to be deep to the skin. If you have one of those, i would make an appointment to see your doctor. You can then cancel your appointment if it goes away before your appointment comes around. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my armpit. Can an ingrowing hair have caused this?

Yes: It's certainly possible. Other common causes include a sebaceous cyst and a lymph node. If it gets bigger you may want to have your primary dr look at it and feel it. ...Read more

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Hello I am 21 years old and I have a small lump on my armpit deep under the skin it is moveable & doesn't hurt & causing no other problems what is it?

Hello I am 21 years old and I have a small lump on  my armpit deep under the skin it is moveable & doesn't hurt & causing no other problems what is it?

Could be......: Could be several things, but it's time to get it checked. A woman's arm pit has a lot of stuff in it: major blood vessels, nerves, lymph nodes, tendons, hair follicles, and breast tissue (yep, breast tissue). So, if you've got a painless lump there, it's a good idea to have a doctor take a look, do an exam, and decide what to do to see what it is. Good luck. ...Read more