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

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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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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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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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?

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?

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

Yes : Sore lump in armpit could be a gland, abscess. These would indicate infection or inflammation somewhere in arm or breast or chest. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My armpit is sore but there are no bumps or lumps, what could it be?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my lower armpit, it's pea sized and tender to touch?

I have a lump in my lower armpit, it's pea sized and tender to touch?

Lymph node: This is most likely a 'reactive' lymph node that perhaps flared up because of shaving — like a small nick in the skin? The good news is it's 'tender' so NOT cancer. If it continues to bother you for more than a few days, I would go to a doctor so they can check it for you. The lymph nodes are like the 'garrisons' for the troops --the immune system. They will activate if there's a small infection. ...Read more

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

Hard sore lump under armpit, when I touch 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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Have small bump. Under left armpit that is tender to touch. Not sure if it is mosquito nite or a lump. What could it be?

Have small bump. Under left armpit that is tender to touch.  Not sure if it is mosquito nite or a lump. What could it be?

Mosquito bites: Mosquito bites would be unusual in that area. This is more likely to be an infected hair follicle, especially if you shave. If it worsens, see your pcp for an examination. ...Read more

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I had 1 lump I squeezed it now i have 4 lumps in my armpit. They are tender and have moderate pain. Should I be concerned?

Lymph node? abscess?: Hi! Lumps in the armpit are often inflamed lymph nodes or abscesses. These should be evaluated by a physician, who will also want to know if you've had any fever, rash, or other problems. ...Read more

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Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Even without visible: Irritation you may still be allergic to the ingredients in the formulation. You may need to experiment with different manufacturers and try a hypoallergenic variety without as many irritants. Dove and Arm&Hammer make hypoallergenic and natural varieties that are worth a try. You may have to try a few before you find one that works for you without soreness. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the middle of my armpit there is no redness and it is tender sometimes but not always. I have had it about 2 weeks.

See your MD.: You are describing the area of a major collection of lymph nodes and other vital structures. See your md right away, especially since it has been 2 weeks already. May be an infection, but could be much more serious. Get seen asap. ...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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I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exam. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one. ...Read more

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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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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 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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I have had a small lump under armpit for 2 months. Not getting any bigger but will fluctuate in size during the day. It is tender to touch Not painful?

I have had a small lump under armpit for 2 months. Not getting any bigger but will fluctuate in size during the day. It is tender to touch Not painful?

Lump in armpit: Lumps need to be looked at by your doctor. Please see him/her. It MAY be a sebaceous cyst that can be easily treated but you need to know for sure. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any reason why I might have a sore lump in my armpit?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more