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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?

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?

Axillary Lump: Lumps in the armpit (axilla) are common and can most often be due to inflamed lymph nodes or cystic abscess like lesions. Get an evaluation since it has been years you are dealing with this issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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Hi how are you. I have a soft painful lump under my armpit and I was wondering if I should go get it checked out. Family history of lymphoma ?

Hi how are you. I have a soft painful lump under my armpit and I was wondering if I should go get it checked out. Family history of lymphoma ?

You should: But remember, it's actually better that a lump be painful from a cancer perspective as lymphomatous nodes tends to be painless while reactive nodes(like from infections) tend to be painful. It may not be a lymph node at all though, and having it checked out is good medicine. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Have had a soft painless lump in my right armpit for several years size of a golf ball a smaller in my left armpit. neither has changed size ?

Have had a soft painless lump in my right armpit for several years size of a golf ball a smaller in my left armpit. neither has changed size ?

LymphNode v cyst v ?: While it's rare for lymph nodes to stay swollen for a long time, it's not impossible. Typically they're pain if acute. There are many glands & cysts in the axilla which could explain lump. Perhaps a lipoma (painless benign fatty deposit) or ingrown hair (but these are typically painful). No change in size is good. But best to go see your Family Doc for evaluation, testing & treatment as appropriat ...Read more

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Can you please help soft swollen lump in my left armpit during early breast feeding. What is going on?

Can you please help soft swollen lump in my left armpit during early breast feeding. What is going on?

Plugged duct: You may have a plugged milk duct in the upper outer part of your left breast that has caused some inflammation. The lump could be the actual plugged duct or a swollen lymph node in response to the irritation. Try warm showers, frequent breast feeding and breast massage. Seek medical care if fever, increase pain, chills or feeling ill. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump in armpit. How do I remove this?

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

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What would experts say? Could a cancerous lump in armpit be painful if cancer?

What would experts say? Could a cancerous lump in armpit be painful if cancer?

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