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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

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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Lumps in armpit area?

Lumps in armpit area?

Lymph node vx. Infxn: There are lymph nodes in the armpits which can be felt as little lumps - sometimes we can feel them even if there is nothing wrong. Also possible to get ingrown hair, infected follicle or boil in the armpit if red/tender. If small, moves when you touch it, and no pain, it's fine to watch & wait, but if red, sore/painful or increasing in size, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have lumps in my armpit?

Armpit lumps: The are many specifics questions I need to know to better help you. Ultimately lumps in your armpit could be caused by many things, including infections. Thus, you need to make an appointment with your pcp or ob/gyn for an appropriate evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I have found 2 lumps in my armpit what should I do?

Lymph nodes: The lumps under your armpit are most likely lymph nodes. They could be enlarged due to infection or other causes or you could just be feeling them naturally. Lymph nodes could be normal or worrisome. If they are new, seem bigger than normal, hurt when you touch them or any concern on your part then see a doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Found a lump under armpit?

Get checked aoon!: Lump under the armpit is an enlarged lymph node. It often very concerning for cancer such as breast cancer, lymphoma or other cancers. Get checked as soon as possible. You need full exam including breast, mammogram and biopsy.. ...Read more

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Now I have a lump in my armpit?

See your physician: If the lump is just beneath the surface of the skin it may be a cyst. If tender it may be an abscess. You may also be feeling a swollen lymph node. If concerned best to have your physician examen it for peace of mind to be sure nothing serious. ...Read more

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What would the lump in my armpit be?

What would the lump in my armpit be?

Axillary lymph node: Enlaged lymph node can be due to an infection in arm or hand on that side. Could be from something like monomucleosis, in which case oth nodes would be enlarged ; you would feel genaerally unwell. Possible malignancy such as breast cancer or lymphoma, is always a possibility. Localised abscess is possible, this would be tender and red ; deserves a medical visit ; antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do I treat a lump in the armpit.?

How do I treat a lump in the armpit.?

Let a Doctor see.: You should not treat a lump in your arm pit by yourself. Usually its a boil, but it could also be an enlarged lymph node, caused by infection or cancer. Do not shave your arm pit, keep clean and dry and see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a very painful lump in my armpit?

Cyst?: There are few possibilties. See a dermatologist to examine you and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Red lumps after shaving armpit, what is it?

Maybe razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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How come I have a lump growing in my armpit?

Different options: The armpit has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, breast tissue and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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What is this lump in my armpit possibly due to?

Different options: The armpit has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, breast tissue and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Why do I keep getting sore lumps in my armpits?

Hidranitis: You probably need to see your doctor about this condition which causes recurring infections in the glands under your arm. ...Read more

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What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful?

What is a oval lump on the armpit and is painful?

This is probably...: Probably an enlarged lymph node (which would be present if there was a local infection such as an ingrown hair). Could also be a boil (which is collection of pus under the skin). In any case, you can apply a warm compress to it 3x daily and simply watch it. It should shrink and become nontender. Seek medical attention if it does not resolve or if you develop fevers. ...Read more

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I have a huge lump in my armpit, won't get better?

Lump in the armpit: The possibilities are an inflammatory lymph node, folliculitis, or a lymphoma. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about my lump that is in my armpit?

See your doctor: Most likely this represents an infected cyst or a small reactive lymph node but without an examination it is impossible to say. You need to make sure nothing important is happening. ...Read more

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What is the lump in my armpit and who should see me?

What is the lump in my armpit and who should see me?

Your FAmily Physicia: It may be a abccess or a lymph node or a cyst but needs to be examined by your private doctor to find out what it is and how it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump in my armpit what should I do?

Arm pit lump: Most likely would be an inflammed sweat gland. Probably its infected. For treatment: use a topical antibiotic and do not use anti-perspirant type deoderants. Often these come after shaving the axilla (arm-pit), so wait til it is healed. You may need an oral antibiotic if a topical does not work. ...Read more

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What are the likely causes of a lump under the armpit?

Lump: The lump most probably is a lymph node or cyst, if it has been there for a long time it is proba blly of no consequence However if it is enlarging or multiplying then you need to see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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My son found a lump under armpit. Can that be dangerous?

My son found a lump under armpit. Can that be dangerous?

Not necesarily: I should be checked by a doctor. Could be a cyst or boil. It is not necessarily serious, but get it looked at. ...Read more