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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?

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

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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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?

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

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and a hard, movable lump in armpit. Normal CBC from one week ago. Any idea what it can be? Very anxious right now.

See details: Numerous issues can cause lymph node enlargement but the hard mass in the armpit does give one cause for concern. Without knowing your history and being able to examine the areas involved, it is difficult to give specific advice. However, I would urge a complete evaluation including ct scan if this persists. ...Read more

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Painful lump in the armpit coinciding with a cold; cold is now gone but lump is not, although not painful anymore, feels less swollen. Should I worry?

Painful lump in the armpit coinciding with a cold; cold is now gone but lump is not, although not painful anymore, feels less swollen. Should I worry?

I'd just watch: For a little bit. Lymph nodes often pop up when we are fighting off an infection of some sort. They can stay enlarged long after the infection is resolved. If it becomes red, hot, increasingly tender, for sure, get it checked out. ...Read more

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37 f recurring painful lumps under both armpits. Red swollen pea size. Otherwise healthy no fever or swollen lumps anywhere.2 mos come and go. Help.....

37 f recurring painful lumps under both armpits. Red swollen pea size. Otherwise healthy no fever or swollen lumps anywhere.2 mos come and go. Help.....

Depends on the exam: There are multiple problems with different treatments that could cause this problem. You need to see a doctor to have the area examined. ...Read more

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I had a lump in my armpit for one year. It was very small and pain free. Now in 2 days it has become enlarged, swollen and very painful. Is it cancer?

Probably not: If you're a 24 year old male, it's extremely unlikely that you have a cancer causing a lump in the armpit. It is much more likely that it is a subcutaneous abscess. The proper treatment for something like that is I&D (incision and drainage). This can be done under local anesthesia in a doctor's office, preferably either a dermatologist or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Unlikely: Chickenpox is disease that produces shallow blistering lesions in the skin. These occur in the top layer of the dermis and generally arise in the neck early before progressing to trunk and extremities. The average eruption includes 200-300 blisters. Inflamed lumps, located in your armpits are more likely a bacterial infection of the odor producing glands. Consult your doc for confirmation and treatm. ...Read more

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I have swollen painful/itchy lumps under my armpits, mainly left hand side, following 3 weeks of long and exhausting travelling. Is it just due to fatigue?

I have swollen painful/itchy lumps under my armpits, mainly left hand side, following 3 weeks of long and exhausting travelling. Is it just due to fatigue?

Hydroadenitis: You should make sure that you do not have a condition known as hydroadenitis which can be provoked by using deoderants that contain aluminum. If you switch to a non aluminum formula and the problem persists you should check with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer.?

Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer.?

Not likely for you: Your age argues against this being a cancer. It is suspicious for some kind of infection or inflammatory problem. Consider seeing a surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the possibility of hidradenitis. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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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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

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Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there. Healthy otherwise. Cancer?

Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there. Healthy otherwise. Cancer?

Local infection: It is common for a hair follicle to get infected here. Cancers do not start this abruptly and they do not start painful or red like infections do. An infected hair follicle leaves a lump of healing tissue over several weeks. ...Read more

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I have been very fatigued not feeling well i. Found a lump in armpit, not red or painful. Should I be worrie?

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

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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

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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

Possibly inflamed: Lymph node, due to an infection in his arm or upper torso on that side, you can use warm compresses and pain killers, till you see his doctor, if it gets rather worse or new symptoms develop, kindly go to ER or urgent care ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably: An infected lymph node in the axilla, lymphadentis, you need to see your doctor for assessment, or a surgeon, you may very well need antibiotics, meanwhile, use some warm compresses, rest and pain killers till seen, all the best ...Read more

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Have a swokloen slightly painful lump underneath left armpit extremeskin itching kower back and chest pains when I breathe night sweats what is this?

Have a swokloen slightly painful lump underneath left armpit extremeskin itching kower back and chest pains when I breathe night sweats what is this?

Many possibilities: Depending on how long you've had each symptom, where you live, family history, the appearance of the rash, the type, duration, and frequency of the pain when you breath etc. There are many possible diagnosis. Some of these are serious and difficult to treat some serious and easy to treat. The presence of night sweats with enlarged lymph nodes plus chest pain means you need to see someone asap. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on my underarm. It's painful. I can barely raise/fully lower my arm. I had abscesses before on same underarm. What could it be?

Could be an abscess: Or a swollen lymph gland secondary to an infection around, you need to be seen by a doctor and you might need antibiotics, meanwhile use pain killers and some warm compresses till seen, good luck ...Read more

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My arm is all swollen and red it numb to the top and pain to the elbow it has lump and black circle in middle of my arm. It so painful I cant move it?

My arm is all swollen and red it numb to the top and pain to the elbow it has lump and black circle in middle of my arm. It so painful I cant move it?

Insect bite: This could be an insect bite such a a brown recluse spider or an injury from a rose thorn. A picture would be helpful but it probably needs to be seen an treated ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

See a doctor: You need to get this checked out. I would suggest you start with your primary care provider this week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My right armpit hurts. I can feel a lil lump inside, though not swollen.

My right armpit hurts. I can feel a lil lump inside, though not swollen.

Get it evaluated: The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My armpit has been swollen since January. There's no distinctive lump though, just everything feels very tense. Could this be serious?

Swelling in armpit: Swelling in the armpit could be due to serious medical conditions such as lymph node or sweat gland enlargement. You need to get that checked ASAP. See your doctor. ...Read more