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Swollen glands under my armpits?

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It started with one large marble sized lump under my arm and what I assumed was a reaction to my deodorant (according to the doctor, just swollen glands), so I made adjustments, even stopped shaving as much.
Now, over a year later the lump has come and gone and reappeared several times, it's even drained clear liquid a few times (that I know of) and has doubled. This is pretty painful, but not to the point that I cannot function.
-Concerned
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replied January 17th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. This appears to be hidradenitis suppurativa. keep the arm pit clean and hair free was first priority. Reducing sweats, keeping it dry and hair free will help. Consult a doctor and let them prescribe some thing for supportive care.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan






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