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Swollen Lump in Armpit; im 19 years old female and i would say for about the last three months i have had a swollen lump in my armpit. Sometimes it hurts but most of the time it dosent.The lump comes and goes it seems but always in the same place. I have been extreamly tired and having a hard time sleeping with a fever and swollen glands in my throat. I went to the doctor without telling them about the lump in my armpit and they thought I had strep but never tested for it just treated and about 4 days into the antibiotics I started feeling sick again. What could this be? Im missing classes all the time becasue all I ever want to do is sleep. Could it be cancer?
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replied November 18th, 2010
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. This kind of bump can be a swollen lymph node, a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Other causes include allergic reactions, arthritis, cancer, metabolic diseases, and an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

I suggest you to get this lump examined from a physician and get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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