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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

NO, not likely: There is no connection between these two sites as they are so far apart from each other. ...Read more

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Can popping a sebaceous armpit cyst myself cause nerve damage, to my armpit?

Can popping a sebaceous armpit cyst myself cause nerve damage, to my armpit?

Armpit cyst: You are more apt to be causing an infection rather than nerve damage when you pop a cyst. ...Read more

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If a cyst is painless does that mean it isn't infected? Would it cause a nearby lymph node to swell? I'm 18 with a cyst and swollen node in armpit.

If a cyst is painless does that mean it isn't infected? Would it cause a nearby lymph node to swell? I'm 18 with a cyst and swollen node in armpit.

Usually: infection generally hurts, gets red and swollen. cysts can be very large with no infection just see them. No nearby lymph nodes should not swell, this is concerning and should be checked b your doctor, even young people can sometimes need medical care ...Read more

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A friend of me has got a cyst under his left armpit since he was 4years.He asked a doctor&told him that its a Sebaceous cyst.Could this cause danger?

A friend of me has got a cyst under his left armpit since he was 4years.He asked a doctor&told him that its a Sebaceous cyst.Could this cause danger?

Low risk: Sebaceous cysts are low risk for problems. They can become infected. Typically they are removed with a small surgical procedure, sometimes in the office. Be well. ...Read more

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Can an infected armpit cyst cause upper chest and breast pain. The meds i was on took the cyst down to the size it was five years ago when i first fel?

Yes: Make sure you took the abx for the full course. Sometimes, with enlargement of a cyst in an area that is very innervated, may cause referred pain into chest/breast. Now that you've taken your abx and the cyst is smaller and not inflamed, it's a good time to consider surgical removal. ...Read more

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Can an infected armpit cyst cause breast pain. Im taking clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills x aday. Last dose is tonite. How long b4 the pain is gone?

Can an infected armpit cyst cause breast pain. Im taking  clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills x aday. Last dose is tonite. How long b4 the pain is gone?

Pain: This subjective phenomenon (pain) can be a result of persistent infection, pressure of an expanding lesion on surrounding tissues, irritation of a nerve root, or may be due to something else. Would contact the doctor who treated you with Clindamycin and have them reexamine you. You should be clearing up shortly, but if in substantial pain, go see them. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting repeating cysts under my armpit?

Hydradenitis: You may have a condition called suppurative hydradenitis. This may need to be examined and an official diagnosis. Can be treated with drainage, abx and/steroids. ...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