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I noticed an armpit lump in june '13. It hasn't changed size or hurt. I am 24 and now 6 months pregnant should I be worried about this lump?

I noticed an armpit lump in june '13. It hasn't changed size or hurt. I am 24 and now 6 months pregnant should I be worried about this lump?

Lumps and bumps: I don't know whether you should be worried, but would definitely want this examined by a physician and a tentative diagnosis established. If it looks at all suspicious they might suggest a needle biopsy. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can i fix this?

Before pregnancy my boobs were very much even, &now, not so much. Left boob is smaller & has "armpit fat" where my right is fine. Why? Can i fix this?

Absolutely: Predicting how your breasts will recover after breast feeding is difficult. Asymmetries are not uncommon. A combination of breast lift or reduction as well as liposuction can address your concerns. ...Read more

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3 years ago i got a lump on my armpit when i was pregnant but when i gave birth i noticed it it became smaller but now pregnant again lump appears.

Extra breast tissue: This is not unusual. There can be extra nests of breast tissue in the armpit and when your hormones surge, like in early pregnancy it expands. This is not dangerous, thank goodness!. To be sure there are no suspicious findings, bring it to the attention of your ob. If it causes cosmetic problems after pregnancy then get the extra tissue taken out surgically... ...Read more

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Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy i noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now i noticed swelling is decrease then before i feel?

Hello dr during my 1 pregnancy i noticed swelling in my armpit my baby is taking breast feed and now i noticed swelling is decrease then before i feel?

Unclear question...: However, if a woman has swelling in her armpit area each time she has a baby and breastfeeds, she might have some extra breast tissue (milk-producing glands) in the armpit area. Her primary care doctor or her Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate to see if that is the case. ...Read more

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I am 4 months pregnant & went to dr. For severe pain and growth in armpit. Now have to see a breast surgeon. What should I do and prepare for?

I am 4 months pregnant & went to dr. For severe pain and growth in armpit. Now have to see a breast surgeon. What should I do and prepare for?

Just go see dr: There is nothing you need to do prior to going to see the doctor. Depending on what the growth is, the surgeon may need to excise it. If the surgeon decides surgery is necessary, the whole process and timing of the procedure will be discussed with you at that time. ...Read more

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A 5yr lump in armpit cancerous or a lipoma?got it after giving birth on my eldest.now im in my 3rd pregnancy.any treatment?

Most likely not: mass in the armpit for a five years most likely is a benign lipoma. you can have a physician have it removed if it is bothering you so much. it could be extra mammary gland, if you noticed that it will get bigger and noticeable only while you are pregnant. your doctor can assure you or treat you. ...Read more

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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