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My brother is 23 he has a mobile painful and tender lump in the armpit area it appears after shaving, increased in size with antibiotic cream.

My brother is 23 he has a mobile painful and tender lump in the armpit area it appears after shaving, increased in size with antibiotic cream.

See a doctor: The list of possible causes for an enlarged lymph node in the axilla is very long. The key here is to excude conditions that may have the potential to become progressively worse (particularly cancers), and could be cured with early intervention. See your primary care doctor and get this diagnosed and managed. ...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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A tender lump reoccurred in my left armpit along with symptoms of a cold. Should I be concerned? Or is it harmless?

A tender lump reoccurred in my left armpit along with symptoms of a cold. Should I be concerned? Or is it harmless?

Lump: It is not harmless. The painful swelling or "lump", with elevated body temperature are the symptoms of infection. It should be checked by the medical professional. The blood test will be necessary for the diagnosis too. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump across from my upper armpit above right brest. Its been tender and slightly painful for 3 weeks. I also have back/neck tingling?

I have a tender lump across from my upper armpit above right brest. Its been tender and slightly painful for 3 weeks. I also have back/neck tingling?

How old are you: age is important with this kind of complain you need to go and see a doctor for evaluation and possible treatment do not ignore it male can have a breast cancer as well i am not saying this is a cancer but you need to have it checked out thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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I felt a lump in my armpit, and its very tender. What could it be?

I felt a lump in my armpit, and its very tender. What could it be?

Infected seb cyst: An infected sebaceous cyst is the most likely diagnosis or just an abcess. You will feel better if you can get it drained (under sterile technique) by a physician (@ urgent care, er, or pcp) hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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I have 4 lumps in my armpit. They are tender and have moderate pain. Should I be concerned?

Yes: This is a sign that something is not right, possible enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes. The cause needs to be determined asap. See your PCP. ...Read more

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I have 4 lumps in my left armpit. They are tender and have moderate pain. They just showed up within the last 2 days. Should I be concerned?

POSSIBLE INFECTION: you may have an infection; you may have an ingrown hair follicle. If you use a manual razor you may want to not shave until the lesions resolve or use an electric razor, rotary. Use a preshave lotion to loosen the hair follicles. If you have fever or chills see your friendly doctor. You may need antibiotics or consult me on concierge MD and I can help you. Happy healing. ...Read more

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What is the sore lump in my armpit?

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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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