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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Small lump under left armpit and hurts?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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I've found a small pea sized lump under my left armpit, that is painless and is moveable. Also my glands are also always swollen like big hard lumps.

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Seen a Doctor lately: If your lymph glands are enlarged and growing bigger, you need to have them checked by your physician. Lymph nodes do not enlarge unless you have either Infection or Cancer in the lymph glands. So go seek medical evaluation and a physical examination by a doctor, soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hi all, i noticed a lump under my left armpit about a week ago. It was small at first but has now grown to about 2-3cm and realy painful.

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hi all, i noticed a lump under my left armpit about a week ago. It was small at first but has now grown to about 2-3cm and realy painful.

Abcess.: Sounds like you have a small abcess. Pain may be relieved by incision although it is by no means necessary. May use hot compresses several times a day until this "points" and ruptures on its own. The fact that pain is bad indicates that may be soon. It is remotely possible that this is a lymph node that has been very stimulated. Same treatment. See someone if not improving. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Have small bump.Under left armpit that is tender to touch. Not sure if it is mosquito nite or a lump. What could it be?

Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Have small bump.Under left armpit that is tender to touch.  Not sure if it is mosquito nite or a lump. What could it be?

Mosquito bites: Mosquito bites would be unusual in that area. This is more likely to be an infected hair follicle, especially if you shave. If it worsens, see your pcp for an examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a small hard lump (smaller than a pea size under my left armpit.) the lump is visible if skin is stretched. Not sore. What can it be?

Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a small hard lump (smaller than a pea size under my left armpit.) the lump is visible if skin is stretched. Not sore. What can it be?

Most likely: an INTRA-DERMAL cyst (In the skin...rather than below it) Its obviously "bothering" you so get it CHECKED OUT by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Dora Chizea
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
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(FEM) Large Lump like Peas left breast, right side has small too 12 months now moves around slightly and tender no swollen lymphnode under armpit?

Dr. Dora Chizea
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(FEM) Large  Lump like Peas left breast, right side has small  too  12 months now moves around slightly and tender no swollen lymphnode under armpit?

Sounds benign, but..: 33y/o female says, large lump like peas L breast, R breast also X 12 months, slightly mobile with no axillary lymph node. Description sounds benign but it is best to have a PCP or Gynecologist examine and make a Diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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?

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

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
Board Certified, Gynecology
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I"m on day 4 of period. I feel a very small lump in my left atm below my armpit. 4 mnths ago i felt it but it disappeared i think. What is cause?

Dr. Justin Diedrich
Board Certified, Gynecology
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Lymph node: Probably has nothing to do with your period. Go see your doc to make sure nothing else is wrong. Probably it's an enlarged lymph node. There are many causes of this. ...Read more

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Dr. John Kirk
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I have a painful lump below my left armpit and two small pea sized lumps in my left breast that went away 1 month ago but are now back. What are they?

Dr. John Kirk
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have a painful lump below my left armpit and two small pea sized lumps in my left breast that went away 1 month ago but are now back. What are they?

Check with Doc: Breast masses are common. Most of the time they are benign. They should always be checked out with your doctor. The evaluation may involve a mammogram and an ultrasound as well as an examination. The findings that you described are commonly associated with cysts and can be affected by caffeine and also by shaving with lymph node changes in the breast or armpit. Cancer usually does not come and go. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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It's 1.10 years since my last risk. I tested HIV -ve in ELISA, WestBlot, p24, HIV Proviral-DNA PCR.Now, i got small lump in left armpit. should i test?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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It's 1.10 years since my last risk. I tested HIV -ve in ELISA, WestBlot, p24, HIV Proviral-DNA PCR.Now, i got small lump in left armpit. should i test?

I'm not worried: A single guy with a social life does well to get checked for HIV yearly just as a courtesy to those who he may date during the year to come. But I'm not worried about the lymph node. That can be from a hangnail or a blister or scratch working on your car motor. Remember "your last risk" as a time when you shared love, treasure it and learn, and love safely and well. ...Read more

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