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I found a bump under my armpit and when I squeezed it a lot of pus and blood came out and I saw that there was an ingrown hair. After this, I found another lump in a similar area and the first time I squeezed it, pus and blood came out. It recently came back bigger and I thought it was another ingrown hair so I squeezed it but only blood came out and the top of the lump is discoloured (dark). I also found ANOTHER smaller bump next to the first one and it also had a lot of blood... What could these bumps be and are they dangerous?


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replied March 23rd, 2012
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Welcome to e health forum.

The description of the bumps provided indicate them to be skin glands infected with bacteria.

They are not dangerous, but they can be a bit of nuisance.

You should consult with a dermatologist who can examine them and treat them with antibiotics. In case they are large in size, they can be abscesses or cysts, that need to be removed totally to prevent recurrence of symptoms.


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