Medical Questions > Cancer > Cancers Forum

small lump under arm

Must Read
Millions of Americans are diagnosed with cancer. But what exactly is cancer and how does it affect the body?...
What puts you at risk for developing cancer? Learn how you can avoid or reduce exposure to risk factors for cancer here....
Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. But what are the signs and symptoms of cancer? Learn about general symptoms of cancer here....
User Profile
i have a small lump under my arm. It has been there for about 3 months and it is rock hard. It is a about the size of a pea. Should i be worried and have it checked out by the family doc.


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied January 14th, 2008
Cancers Answer A3502
The manifestation of a lump under the armpit could be anything including: a hair root infection, an infected cyst, a sweat gland infection, a swollen lymph node, etc. A more precise diagnose can be given only after a physical examination (inspection and palpation) by your family doctor.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Cancers , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.