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I have a small lump underarm, i squeezed it and some puss came out. It this a cyst? Its been there for bout 4 months.

I have a small lump underarm, i squeezed it and some puss came out. It this a cyst? Its been there for bout 4 months.

See a doctor: This could be a cyst, a small abscess, a necrotic lymph node from a variety of conditions. You must be examined and treated by a physician. Good luck. ...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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I am an 18 year old male who has noticed a small soft painless lump on each underarm, I've known of one for more than a month with no signs of growth?

I am an 18 year old male who has noticed a small soft painless lump on each underarm, I've known of one for more than a month with no signs of growth?

Enlarged lymph node : Could be enlarged lymph node. You can develop these if you have any type of infection on that arm, ranging from torn cuticle or infected splinter to significant injury. A physician would need to exam you to be sure and likely you would have a blood test meauring your WBC count. ...Read more

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I have a hard, small 2mm ball shaped lump in my underarm. it is not painful, not movable and has been there for 2 months. it hasn't grown in si?

I have a hard, small 2mm ball shaped lump in my underarm. it is not painful, not movable and has been there for 2 months. it hasn't grown in si?

Could be a: skin tag, a small lipoma (harmless fatty tumor), a nevus (or mole), a lymph node, a wart, or most unlikely, a skin tumor or cancer. Best if you would have it examined by a trained professional healthcare provider. And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What causes my underarm to be painful? I do not know if it's a pimple but it's sort of a small lump but it's hard to explain. Help please.

What causes my underarm to be painful? I do not know if it's a pimple but it's sort of a small lump but it's hard to explain. Help please.

Likely a boil...: I suspect you have a boil under your arm (it is like a giant zit). Under the hair (hair follicle) an abscess/infection can form and as it enlarges, it causes that sore lump. It can be quite painful. I would recommend talking to your parents (as you are only 16?) about it so that they can call your doctor to have it checked out and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughters underarm have been very itchy and she has a small lump . Can u advise on this?

My daughters underarm have been very itchy and she has a small lump . Can u advise  on this?

Lump : A number of conditions can cause underarm lumps such as cysts or enlarged lymph node. Itch may result from allergies to products contacting the area or eczema among others. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small round lump about the size of a pea under the skin of my underarm its painless but should I get it checked?

I have a small round lump about the size of a pea under the skin of my underarm its painless but should I get it checked?

Possibly: Most likely it is just an enlarged lymph node. If its been there for a short time you would most likely be ok with waiting an seeing if it goes away within the next week. If it becomes painful, swollen, res or you develop fevers then be seen sooner. If its been there a while then consider having it eyeballed by a doctor. ...Read more

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Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Cannot say: without an exam AND Hidrantiva is quite common. so are lymph nodes Hidrantiva will certainly need antibiotics if not mild outpatient surgical drainage. It's going to have to be looked at. ...Read more

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I m 27 year old femaie.Recently I have noticed that I have a small lump on my left armpit. Earlier it was not painful but it pains n its soft lump?

I m 27 year old femaie.Recently I have noticed that I have a small lump on my left armpit. Earlier it was not painful but it pains n its soft lump?

Get checked...: There are many possible etiologies of the "lump" you describe including a cyst, enlarged lymph node, etc. See your doctor and have it evaluated so that proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more