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Soft Fluid Filled Lump In Armpit
Small movable lump in armpit that dr says has gone down in size. But I've had it for 3 months. Should I worry? She says she's not worried.
Lymphadenopathy: The doctor examining you is in the best position to make these decisions. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing what they are there for, fighting inflammation, and have some characteristics that can only be assessed by examining them. That is what your doctor is trained to do and she should be listened to. Best wishes. ...Read more
Surgical excision: Most small lumps in the armpit, particularly if superficial, are sebaceous cysts due to a damaged hair follicle. Unless they become large and bothersome, most sebaceous cysts can be left alone. The most important thing is to have the lump examined by a qualified health care professional to make sure that it is indeed most likely a sebaceous cyst and not something of more concern. ...Read more
It may be: Yes cancerous lumps can be painful in the armpit but a lump in the armpit is usually due to infected gland, and rarely cancerous. ...Read more
Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If it is truly a new hard lump it needs to be biopsied, but pain by itself may not be anything worrisome. Some cancers cause pain, others don't, so pain is not a very reliable symptom. ...Read more
Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more
I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.
Painless armpit lump that has blood when Isqueezed it a little. (thecolor like skin just a little darker)I am worried, could this be anything serious?
Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there. Healthy otherwise. Cancer?
Hi I m 28 female felt spongy lump in armpit on wed now I feel hard tube like structure below the lump what is it? At one end it is rounded and fit
Be examined: It is difficult to know without as exam. Be seen. All the best. ...Read more
I have axillary soft lump in armpit frm 2yrs, frm 1year thrs a great discmfrt in arm, NT alwys, couple of days in a mnth. Pls teme d reasn fr arm pain?
That should not: Be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read more
I have been very fatigued not feeling well i. Found a lump in armpit, not red or painful. Should I be worrie?
Fatigue: I would first ask how long you have been feeling fatigued. Also have you had any weight loss or loss of appetite. Depending upon where in the armpit your referring to the tail of the breast resides there. I would urge you to seek medical attention. Your physician will want to know how long you have had this long also answers to the questions I asked above. I urge you to seek care. ...Read more
One tonsil slightly bigger than the other, congestion, itch over body, lump in armpit. Could this be lymphoma? I'm really worried
Med-check up: If you have a lump in the armpit, it needs medical examination by a physician to confirm that it is real and of a size that may need a biopsy. Any lump that is growing over a period of time requires examination by a medical professional and a biopsy to check for the cause, which can be a lymphoma or other conditions like infection and occasionally a cancer, although it is unlikely at your age. ...Read more
Had a lump in armpit 3 days ago which is shrinking but I alsofelt two hardened swollen tube like structure which pains wen pressed. What is it?
Mass in Axilla: The Axilla is a complex anatomical structure. Has a pyramidal form, At the apex, jointly pass: Artery, Vein, Lymphatics. And the nerve Brachial Plexus. The lymphatic system collects the drainage from the the entire arm, the side of the chest including the lateral aspect of the BREAST. Important for CA staging., Inflammatory response could induce swelling of lymph nodes, tender, pain, then shrink. ...Read more
Hard lump in armpit. Hurts. I finally squeezed it yesterday &whitish green liquid came out then some blood. It keeps filling up again. What do I do?
Is there a risk of using progesterone cream over a long time? My wife has a painful armpit lump that seems connected, along with volatile moodiness.
Yes: May be related. Why using this cream???? ...Read more
Small lump in armpit that moves position when I put my arm up or down. Dr says swollen lymph node and don't worry, but it's been there for 3 months?
Your doctor's right: Almost certainly. Leave it alone. I'm going to assume it's freely movable and not fixed to surrounding structures. Many people your age have these. If it's anything nasty, it would have declared itself. I trust you do not have a dominant breast lump or obvious illness that you're ignoring. ...Read more
Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read more
27 yrs female, having small lump in armpit for two days. It pains & can't stretch my hand. Wat it couldbe & anything serious? Is there any home remedy?
Left arm been hurting from shoulder to elbow, feels like I got shot in muscle, unable to raise arm w/o pain been painful for 3 weeks, lump in armpit?
Arm pain: It is time to see your doctor for an examination to diagnose the cause of your pain and lump in your armpit. There are many possibilities, so you should not postpone making an appointment. ...Read more
8 year old boy lump in armpit about the size of a large grape. Painful to the touch says it hurts to put his arm down on it. It feels soft and easilly moveable. Should I be worried? Due to the holiday cannot get him into doc until after! He has no other s
Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. Do I have cancer? I'm 18
Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more
Clogged sweat gland or lymphoma? Small painful lump in armpit, close to skin, slightly red. Remarkably smaller after a few days. No other symptoms.
Lymphoma unlikely: Lymphomas are usually painless. Painful lump means some infection and you should talk to primary care doctor (pcp) and examined in pcp office. If needed, dermatology referral. Watch for fever, weight loss, night sweats which are usually associated with lymphoma. Fever can be associated with infections also and painful swellings. ...Read more
24 year old female. Discomfort in left breast. Movable and slightly painful lump on left side. Had small lump in armpit that hurt and moved around. After two weaks, lump in armpit spread vertically, and has a thin painful hard line that goes to elbow?
I've a lump in armpit for 3 months, went to my doctor, had ultra sound, . Not a lymph node. Now it stinks, bad body odor. What could it be?
Epidermoid cyst: It is most likely a cyst that has ruptured. These have a wall that needs to be removed or the lesion will continue to recur even if it is drained. ...Read more
Recent history of multiple bilateral pe's, . Now large lump in armpit w/swollen l arm neg doppler on mass. L chest veins visible? What do I do?
Painful lump in armpit. Almost disappeared after 2 weeks of no hockey games, flared up again after most recent game. No weight loss or night sweats etc. Appears to be under skin, skin is slightly red.
Get it check: With skin red and lump in armpit, an infection is most likely. You should have someone look at it and see if it is an infection that needs antibiotics or simple drainage. Or something else. ...Read more
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