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Swollen Painful Lump In Armpit
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
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
Recent history of multiple bilateral pe's, . Now large lump in armpit w/swollen l arm neg doppler on mass. L chest veins visible? What do I do?
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
I have had painful lumps in both of my armpits for about two weeks my armpits are also swollen and yesterday they started feeling bruised?
Infection: This could be an infection or swollen lymph nodes. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer.?
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
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
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
Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there. Healthy otherwise. Cancer?
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
Is there a risk of using progesterone cream over a long time? My wife has a painful armpit lump that seems connected, along with volatile moodiness.
Yes: May be related. Why using this cream???? ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
Last 3 weeks I have had little lumps come and go under both armpits. They are not painful. Headache and tired lately. Swollen glands under chin?
Prob. Lymph nodes: You need to see a Dr for alll these lymph nodes and other symptoms ...Read more
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?
Very painful pea sized lump in left arm pit. Painful to the touch. Brand new. Seems movable. More painful than seems normal for swollen lymph node.
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
Get it evaluated: The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
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