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Why Is There A Lump In My Armpit
Unrelated: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I've had a armpit lump for 4+ years. It gets bigger then when I change diet It gets smaller. Been itching alittle. Do I have lymphoma? Been worried.
Painless armpit lump that has blood when Isqueezed it a little.(thecolor like skin just a little darker)I am worried, could this be anything serious?
Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If it is truly a new hard lump it needs to be biopsied, but pain by itself may not be anything worrisome. Some cancers cause pain, others don't, so pain is not a very reliable symptom. ...Read more
Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?
That should not: be causing a lump in the armpit. An armpit lump can be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst or an inflamed hair follicle (possibly from shaving). Have it checked by your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis and treatment. If it's painful or red, you can apply warm compresses until it can be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a risk of using progesterone cream over a long time? My wife has a painful armpit lump that seems connected, along with volatile moodiness.
Yes: May be related. Why using this cream???? ...Read more
Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18
Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more
Yes, it can: A lump under the armpit should be evaluated. A ultrasound can look at the shape and size of the lymph nodes. A needle biopsy can be performed to make a diagnosis. Contact a breast surgery specialist or go to a breast center for evaluation and risk assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woke up with sudden armpit lump.very small beneath skin.pain to touch.no redness.a bit raised skin.I scratched abit.no family history of cancer.cause?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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