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I have a sore bump on my armpit could it be an ingrown hair?? What can I do if anything to make it go away, will it go away on its own

Depends. Assuming the bump is on the skin, if it is associated with a hair follicle, you could have a simple case of folliculitis (inflammation/infection of the hair follicle). These bumps sometimes occur in areas of hair and friction (like the armpit). If it is growing, getting redder, draining, or increasing in pain you should consult a doctor for treatment. Read more...

Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Cyst. A cyst is a closed, saclike structure that contains fluid, gas, or semisolid material and is not a normal part of the tissue where it is located. Cysts are common and can occur anywhere in the body in people of any age. Cysts vary in size; they may be detectable only under a microscope or they can grow so large that they displace normal organs and tissues. The outer wall is called the capsule. Read more...
Probably a cyst. Cysts are small, firm bumps under the skin that are filled with keratin. When squeezed, some will produce the keratin which is white, cheesy and sometimes stinky. If it is not causing problems or growing, we tend to leave them alone, but it is important for your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes, if it is not clearly a cyst, we can biopsy the spot to be sure. Read more...