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What would the lump in my armpit be?

What would the lump in my armpit be?

Axillary lymph node: Enlaged lymph node can be due to an infection in arm or hand on that side. Could be from something like monomucleosis, in which case oth nodes would be enlarged ; you would feel genaerally unwell. Possible malignancy such as breast cancer or lymphoma, is always a possibility. Localised abscess is possible, this would be tender and red ; deserves a medical visit ; antibiotics. ...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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What is this lump in my armpit possibly due to?

Different options: The armpit 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, breast tissue 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

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What is the lump in my armpit and who should see me?

What is the lump in my armpit and who should see me?

Depends: Might be cyst or lymph node, depends where how big, what shape, painful or not, go to your primary care, they will be able to direct you to right specialist if needed. ...Read more

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What is the lump in my armpit? Can this be an early sign of skin cancer?

What is the lump in my armpit? Can this be an early sign of skin cancer?

Armpit Lump: A lump in the armpit could be an enlarged lymph node due to a skin cancer in the upper extremity or trunk. It could also be caused by a cancer in the breast. I recommend that you see your primary care physician to have this lump checked out. ...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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What is this small lump under my armpit?

Lymph node/ cyst?: It could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. A doctor can help you to identify the cause. ...Read more

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I am a 55 year old male . I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit . GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling . ?

I am a 55 year old male . I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit . GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling . ?

Confusing: If your GP was not able to palpate a lump, then is it gone?? Did you try and show him/her where it was located?? Anyway, chances are it is a reactive lymph node which should go away within a week. Suggest seeing your GP again if it is still there after 2 weeks ...Read more

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How to treat armpit lump?

Get medical checkup: Armpit lumps can be due to infection or due to cancer. So be sure to get yourself a medical examination by a reliable physician who can help you to diagnose and treat this problem soon. ...Read more

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more