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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.

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.

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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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"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?

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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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?

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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Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Needs work-up: Many conditions can cause the feeling of a lump in the breast, but certainly you should see your doctor and have this examined. You may need a mammogram and further work-up, especially if there is a family history of breast ca, even though you are young. Some "lumpiness" may occur with your period and then resolve. Also, the swelling near your collarbone and l armpit need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Few weeks ago noticed painful lump under left armpit. Not painful anymore but noticed the left breast is much smaller than the right. Worry or not?

Few weeks ago noticed painful lump under left armpit. Not painful anymore but noticed the left breast is much smaller than the right. Worry or not?

Normal: Breast assymetry is actually normal. It might be that you did not notice this until you were worried about the lump and started paying more attention. The location of the lump is consistent with lymph nodes in the armpit. The best care is to see a doctor and undergo a breast exam. ...Read more

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Lump under left armpit, firm and moveable although feels attached. Had it since I was around 13 and is painless but if I keep touching it gets painful?

It could be...: If it has been there for so many years possibilities are: lipoma( fat benign mass), lymph node that has stayed enlarged, sebaceous cyst just to mention a few common ones. All these are not malignant. However you should get it checked in order to have a final diagnosis and if it needs removal. See your doctor for follow up on this. ...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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19 yr female.Painful, small, lump under the surface of the skin in armpit. Has been recurring. Lasts for a little over a week, comes every couple mont?

19 yr female.Painful, small, lump under the surface of the skin in armpit. Has been recurring. Lasts for a little over a week, comes every couple mont?

Possible staph: Many causes of painful inflammatory conditions of the intertriginous zones of the body (e.g. skin folds). One major cause is recurrent colonization with staph (bacteria) due in part to the local environment which is ideal for bacterial growth. If you are shaving your armpits, you may be introduction bacteria by using or re-using razors which cause trauma of the skin which can lead to "bumps". ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin in left armpit. What is it? It is painful and i just started noticing it this past week.

Without : Without a clinical exam and review of your medical history it is difficult to give you an answer, but it may be a reactive lymphnode but there are other things that need to be ruled out. You should schedule an evaluation by you physician as soon as reasonable possible to examine this. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my armpit it feels like a little ball or marble under the skin. I have had it for months it was small but now bigger and painful.

I have a lump on my armpit it feels like a little ball or marble under the skin. I have had it for months it was small but now bigger and painful.

Lymph node: You could have an infected lymph node or infected sebaceous cyst. Either way sounds lie you need to see a medical doctor. Keep warm moist compresses on area and use ibuprofen until you can get in. ...Read more

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