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Little sore lump under armpit?

Little sore lump under armpit?

Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...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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Hard sore lump under armpit,when I touch it it hurts and my armpit is usually sore,noticed it yesterday ?

Hard sore lump under armpit,when I touch it it hurts and my armpit is usually sore,noticed it yesterday ?

Some possibilities: Pain in the armpit can be from the skin, the muscles, the lymph nodes, the ribs, etc... The best person to see first is the primary care doctor, who can then refer to a specialist if he is not able to diagnose and solve the problem. A lump can be a cyst, a lymph node, an infected oil gland in the skin, a skin abscess, etc... (so a doctor should take a look). ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my armpit?

Lymph node: More than likely you have an acute infection somewhere on the upper extremity that is seeding a lymph node in your arm pit. The lymph node filters the bacteria, virus or fungus and then reacts as "killer cells" come to attack the agent. The lymph node responds by growing, producing more cells, and can get tender due to the agents and chemicals released. You may need antibiotics or see pcp. ...Read more

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Swollen sore lump under right armpit. I feel stuffy in the head. Should i be concerned about this lump? How long should I wait before dr visit?

Swollen sore lump under right armpit. I feel stuffy in the head. Should i be concerned about this lump? How long should I wait before dr visit?

Lymphadenitis: You should get this examined, particularly if you own or have been around a cat. The tenderness is disturbing since it suggests that this is inflammatory and the source and cause of the inflammation should be investigated. Good luck and have a nice thanksgiving. ...Read more

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I have a sore lump under my left armpit. It wont go away, wont come to a head. Please help. Tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc....

I have a sore lump under my left armpit. It wont go away, wont come to a head. Please help. Tried antibacterial soaps, tea tree oil etc....

Abscess v lymph node: Best to get it evaluated now by doctor. May be an abscess that need to be i;d'd, or may be a lymph node? Get examined and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, doc said lump under armpit thats been there for 5 mnths was a cyst. No fever. Just nausea and left chest pain?

Cannot diagnose: But the two things you describe may or may not be related to each other. He should be seen again by the doctor and diagnosed definitively and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 the sore lump in my armpit?

Infected.: Possible sweat gland infection. Use alcohol to clean, if not better or growing, needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Are fibrous lumps under the armpit supposed to be sore?

Have it checked out: They should not be sore. You should have these lumps which are likely lymph nodes evaluated. This could be a reflection of an infection. Another cause of lymph node swelling and soreness is lymphoma-a type of cancer of the white blood cells that is localized in the lymph nodes. You should have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having a sore lump in my armpit. Should i be concerned?

Potentially: If it is not better in a couple of weeks or is getting worse over the next few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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