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Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

Itching in my armpits for several months. Soreness in right armpit for a week. Two small lumps in right armpit this morning.

?yeast: If there is redness and itching, a yeast infection of the armpits is possible. Allergy to deodorants used is another possibility. The lumps may be swollen lymph glands reacting to the inflammation or infection. You may need to have your physician evaluate you. In the meantime discontinue any deodorant use, apply antiyeast,antibiotic ointment after applying warm moist applications and patting dry. ...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 have many small lumps on the side of my armpit up to above my breast. They are sore and feel small and round but are only on one side. ?

I have many small lumps on the side of my armpit up to above my breast. They are sore and feel small and round but are only on one side. ?

Lymph Nodes: Hello, This sounds like you have some lymph node that are swollen or inflamed. If this is the case, it can be the sign of an infection or other process going on. This should be evaluated by your physician. If the lumps are in the breast tissue and not actually in the armpit, they could be cysts or a different mass of the breast. In any case, get seen and make sure all is well. ...Read more

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I have 3 small lumps in my armpit x 4 months. It started with one lump and is now 4. I have also had a sore in my nose that goes & comes x3 months?

Two issues: You should be seen by a doctor and both the nodes in your armpit and your breasts and surrounding areas examined carefully. The nasal sore may be recurrent herpes simplex infection, but the same doctor could confirm this more easily with an exam of the lesions. ...Read more

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I have had a small lump under my armpit for 6 years now. It tends to get sore around the time of my period, however has never changed shape. ?

Epidermal cyst: It is likely an epidermal (sebaceous) cyst. A lipoma would be less likely since they rarely cause discomfort. You can see your clinician to have it removed if bothersome or just leave it alone. Take care. ...Read more

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Tenderness,soreness & pain for the past 4 weeks in armpit/breast/ribcage on the left side with some swelling.Small lump found below the ribcage.

Tenderness,soreness & pain for the past 4 weeks in armpit/breast/ribcage on the left side with some swelling.Small lump found below the ribcage.

Sounds like: an enlarged lymph node. This can come from infection or inflammation. If it persists, see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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