Top
20
Doctor insights on: Sore Lump In Arm

Share
2

2
I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

I have a sore lump on my arm right above my elbow, its about the size of a quarter. Its painful to touch and feels soft, what could this be?

Sore lump: Get it checked soon especially if it is red or inflamed and came about quickly over the past few days - it may very we'll be an infection in your skin localized as an abscess. Your doctor should be able to evaluate this and determine the approach to treatment. Wish you we'll and this problem resolves soon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

3

3
I have a red somewhat sore lump under my arm. Any idea what it is?

I have a red somewhat sore lump under my arm. Any idea what it is?

Likely infection: ? Abscess or enlarged lymph node that reflects infection in arm below it see md/ er if sick! ...Read more

4

4
I have a big sore lump under my arm pit I will ask my obgyn about it on my next appointment (the 6th) should I worry?

I have a big sore lump under my arm pit I will ask my obgyn about it on my next appointment  (the 6th) should I worry?

Depends . . .: Big sore lump in armpit is most likely due to infection, whether ingrown hair, abscess or swollen gland. Whether to worry depends upon your overall health eg diabetes, cancer, poor immune system etc. Some medications increase risk for infections. Try heat/warm compresses for infections (save cold/ice packs for injuries). Mark outline of lump w/pen. Don't wait for appt if fever or lump gets bigger ...Read more

5

5
GP checked few times - nothing Temporary sore tender lump under arm pit. Comes / goes. Possibly heat related? Had smell at times - used aluminum roll

GP checked few times - nothing
Temporary sore tender lump under arm pit. Comes / goes. Possibly heat related?
Had smell at times - used aluminum roll

Infected lymph nodes: Swelling in the armpit which is painful is due to enlarged infected lymph nodes and it can keep recurring. It can happen by shaving,use of deodorants and irritation..you have seen your GP,. Were you treated with antibiotics or not, Sometimes the lymph nodes have to be excised and biopsied as there are other causes of these lumps called Hydradenitis Suppurutiva which is a genetic condition ...Read more

8

8
Sore slightly red lump under arm pit. Feels like rock. Smaller one next to vagina opening. Only had sex with 1 desise free. I do shave. Could it betha?

Sore slightly red lump under arm pit. Feels like rock. Smaller one next to vagina opening. Only had sex with 1 desise free. I do shave. Could it betha?

Infection: You may hve a staph infection that may have spread from your arm pit to your vaginal area. Your infection could have been caused by shaving both areas with and old razor.See your doctor asap because you may have an abcess which will needed to be lanced and drained and started on antibiotics. ...Read more

10

10
Hi I two lumps under my arm pit and stinks and sore?

Hi I two lumps under my arm pit and stinks and sore?

Boil/furuncle: A boil is an infected hair follicle. The armpit is a very common place for these to develop because of the many bacteria that live there. Effective cleansing/hygiene is most important; some deodorants may clog underarm pores and trap grime. Some may resolve with moist hot compresses, but more often antibiotics and sometimes surgical lancing/incision. See your doctor for best treatment. Good wishes ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
I have the lumps under both my arms for at lease 5 years now the keep draing and growing back and getting more sore?

I have the lumps under both my arms for at lease 5 years now the keep draing and growing back and getting more sore?

Longer tx: You sound like you have a chronic problem with what sounds to be boils. See your doctor for treatment you may need to stay on antiobiotic For a longer time. You may also need to stop shaving and change deodorant ...Read more

12

12
I occasionally experience sore lumps under my arms. They are about the size of a marble and then disappear after a few days. Any thoughts?

I occasionally experience sore lumps under my arms. They are about the size of a marble and then disappear after a few days. Any thoughts?

Hidradenitis: Antibiotic such as Doxycycline 100 mg bid for 10-14 days, cleansing axillae with betadine soap twice a day and without using antiperspirant, then recheck by pcp. ...Read more

14

14
Went to florida now have a huge lump on arm really sore could it be a insect bite?

Went to florida now have a huge lump on arm really sore could it be a insect bite?

Could be: It could be an insect bite or a bacterial infection. Key to have it checked out especially if redness increases or there is red streaks along the arm. ...Read more

17

17
I have a hard lump on inner forearm on right arm. Been there for several years. At first didnt bother me but now since i use that arm more it get sore?

I have a hard lump on inner forearm on right arm. Been there for several years. At first didnt bother me but now since i use that arm more it get sore?

Unable..: Without looking and examining it directly we are unable to tell what it is. However, the fact that has been there for many years is reassuring somehow but the fact that it is now hurting raises a concern. See your doctor or a Dermatologist( skin doctor) to have an exam and a final diagnosis. ...Read more

18

18
I got my 3rd dose of my HPV shot last week. My arm was sore for about 5 days and now there is a hard lump where the injection wa i don't really know what to think about this but the lump is also sore when it is touched.

That : That is a common complaint after vaccination. Sometimes when we get a shot, a little vein will ooze, making a hard area deep in the arm. This will most likely resolve on its own. You only need to get it checked if it is very painful, red, hot, swollen or you have a fever. ...Read more