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Red, painful, lump under the armpit

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I found a red lump under my right armpit which is about a size of a ping pong,its painful & doesn't seem to be going down & it hurts when i put my arm on my side because its putting pressure on it therefore it hurts,had it for a couple of days now,i know its not from my deodorant as i have been using it for a few months now.This is the first time i have had this lump.Could you please help me.

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replied April 11th, 2008
Mens Conditions Answer A3930
A red, painful lump under the armpit could indicate a hair root infection (furuncle) or sebaceal gland infection. It is likely you will probably need antibiotics (oral and local), local cold compresses, and surgical incision, if necessary to treat this red, painful, lump.

You may want to visit your GP to check my suspicions.

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