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Painless single localised lump under armpit for several years?

Painless single localised lump under armpit for several years?

Benign: Most likely not cancer if it has been there for several years. May be a cyst or lipoma (fatty tumor). You should be examined to make sure. ...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 lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Hard lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Wait for report: Wait for biopsy report , if it is benign, it is post operative reaction and will subside in couple of wks , speak to your surgeon if any treatment(s) are required based on the report. ...Read more

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Calcification on left breast. Need a needle core biopsy. Feel swollen under left arm but don't feel a lump. Would my mammos detect underarm too?

Calcification on left breast.  Need a needle core biopsy.  Feel swollen under left arm but don't feel a lump.  Would my mammos detect underarm too?

Breast is priority: Your priority and that of the mammogram is to detect early breast lesions so that a needle biopsy dx can be rendered. The underarm swelling may be due to enlarged lymph nodes for which no x-ray is needed (you already know that they are enlarged). If the breast bx is malignant, the following step will be surgery that may include sampling of the lymph nodes (like sentinel node) . ...Read more

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I've a palpable, non-visible tube-like lump under my eye, about 1.5 CM down, for 2 months, and a small lymph node on my groin for a year. Concerning?

I've a palpable, non-visible tube-like lump under my eye, about 1.5 CM down, for 2 months, and a small lymph node on my groin for a year. Concerning?

Lump or split?: Hi Janice907 The eye lump might be an inflamed tear duct, and I would suggest you consult your own practitioner who might refer you to a dermatologist or facial surgeon for further evaluation. Most active young people end up with small stable nodes in their groin area (supposedly from leg injuries when younger) so if its not changing, less concerning. ...Read more

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Painful lump under nipple. Negative mammo and u/s. Both md and radiologist felt lump but cant see on scan. No answer on pain and lump, should i worry?

Painful lump under nipple. Negative mammo and u/s. Both md and radiologist felt lump but cant see on scan. No answer on pain and lump, should i worry?

A: Palpable finding in the setting of a negative mammogram and ultrasound has a very low likelihood of malignancy. However, it cannot be ignored. A breast MRI may be useful in this setting. Alternatively, if the clinical exam remains suspicious, biopsy may be indicated. Talk to your doc about the options. ...Read more

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I have a pea size lump in rgt armpit i popped it ultrasound showed its not attached to lymph node. Now have rope like lump in same armpit nipple pain?

I have a pea size lump in rgt armpit i popped it ultrasound showed its not attached to lymph node. Now have rope like lump in same armpit nipple pain?

Infection: You shouldn't "pop" those bumps. It sounds like you have an infection. You need to go see your doctor or go to an urgent care center to get evaluated and probably be put on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Movable painless swollen lymph node in armpit its been there for 5+ years i believe had ultrasound doctor request biopsy to be safe I'm 18 cancer?

Movable painless swollen lymph node in armpit its been there for 5+ years i believe had ultrasound doctor request biopsy to be safe I'm 18 cancer?

Unlikely: If the node has remained unchanged in 5+ years, it is not likely to be cancer. You may wish to get a second opinion before opting for biopsy, as it may not be warranted. ...Read more

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33 f found pea size lump on lt side of back beside spine not on.. Are there lymph nodes on bk and what to do it feels hard not movable cancer healthy?

33 f found pea size lump on lt side of back beside spine not on.. Are there lymph nodes on bk and what to do it feels hard not movable cancer healthy?

Lymph node can be: Lymph nodes are found all over the body. It is very hard to really know what you have on your back. It is most likely benign, but a visit to your family can answer your question, and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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My doctor found 4 masses in my breast and one in my lymph node under my armpit. They have been biopsied could it be cancer?

Yes.: If the doctor had thought that cancer were not a POSSIBILITY, he would not have done a biopsy. So, of course, cancer is a possibility. Only the biopsy will tell you if it's an ACTUALITY. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have swollen armpit and neck on left side for 1month!had numerous testings mentioned below, neck ultrasoun-visible only one ln 6-7 mm.What could it be?

Possibly lymph node: This type of picture sounds like a lymph node. Not a very large one. This may be there for many reasons and would talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?

Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?

See doctor: What you described warrants an investigation by additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Please see the doctor who treated you for TB or another doctor. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in the neck for two months now, fna biopsy negative of lymphoma. Breast and armpit sore and neck pain what is this?

Lymph nodes: Without adaquate tissue biopsy it is not possible o say for sure. FNA is never an acceptable test when evaluating lymphoma and the appropriate course is exceisional biopsy. ...Read more

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I have moveable small painless softish lumps on the left side of my neck. Had them for over a year. Are they lipomas?

I have moveable small painless softish lumps on the left side of my neck. Had them for over a year. Are they lipomas?

Lipomas,lymph nodes: A lipoma will feel free floating in the skin. You will not feel a boarder to it. A lymph node will have better definition to it. It also will feel deeper. Lymph nodes enlarge with a history of infection among other things. Have it checked out by your primary doctor. He/she will examine you and may do blood work looking at your white cells. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do ?

I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do ?

Seek care: While these may be harmless fat deposits called lipomas (a benign or non-cancerous type of tumor), there is also breast tissue on the ribs and in the arm pit. If you are feeling new lumps in these areas, you should be examined. Planned parenthood provides free or low-cost gynecologic care. That may be an option for you. ...Read more

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