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Sad I found a lump under my armpit and it isnt from shaving its bigger than that I need to kno what it is its painful and it feels like a bruise underneath my skin. Please help
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replied January 18th, 2005
My friend had cancer in her limpnotes in her armpits..Misspelled...And she had to get the removed...But she is fine now but she couldnt shave for a year or so...But you should deff. Go see a doctor to make sure and have no worries!
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replied March 22nd, 2012
Oh my goodnes-- I have this too, because theres a swollen bump under mi pit. it disappears every couple days and the day before i go to the doctor it disapears. if i have cancer?????? i wud cry forever PLZ HELP
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replied March 28th, 2012
Try mupirocin. It's available at the pharmacy.
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replied May 10th, 2005
Lump Under Armpit
Ages ago I had lump under armpit about size of pea dr said probly sweat glands were blocked put me on antibiotics & it went that was about 2 yrs ago.But as with bumps & lumps u should always have them checked out
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replied October 31st, 2005
Lump Under Armpit
Hi, I am a 18 year old guy, recently I found a small lump just near my armpit and it has like a little dot on it, I read that if you press on it, it may be cancer I am really worried what should I do
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replied April 7th, 2012
I had that it turned out too be MRSA a disease.. I'm only 15 I've had it since I was 9. It goes dormant but I recently had surgery on my last one. It was the size of a stack of quarters. They leave nasty scars. Get it checked I even have one now the size of a jawbreaker
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replied November 22nd, 2005
Ok guys, if you have a lump in your armpit, please go to your doctor and get it checked out. It could be as simple as a sebaceous cyst (blocked sweat gland, common in the armpit), a lipoma (fatty benign tumor), or an enlarged lymph node. Enlarged lymph nodes could be the result of a local or systemic infection (nothing to worry about, will go away), or could be metastatic cancer or lymphoma. Depending on your ages, I would particularly be concerned about hodgkin's lymphoma or breast cancer. Check your neck, other armpit, and groin for any additional enlarged nodes, and perform a breast self exam (yes, even if you're a guy). While it is likely a completely benign condition, such as a sebaceous cyst, please get it looked at. I am a general surgery resident, and we recently operated on a 25-yo man with breast cancer and enlarged axillary lymph nodes.
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replied January 29th, 2012
lumps under my arm
on the 25th of this month last week i shaving and i noticed i had a lump under my arm now i have two they are really sore the skin is discolored a little like a bruise my fiancee said that it wasnt a tumor or cyst because it looked like it was right under the skin what do you think
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replied February 6th, 2012
ive had mine for about 2 weeks now and its just staying the same size and it doesn,t hurt. what should i do????? im scared to go to my family doctor about it, would just a walk in clinic do anything?
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replied May 6th, 2012
I have a bump under both of my armpits and it hurts to raise my arm. I've had the first one for like 8 months and the new one recently showed up and this one hurts a lot. Do you think it's cancer?
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replied May 6th, 2012
I have a bump under both of my armpits and it hurts to raise my arm. I've had the first one for like 8 months and the new one recently showed up and this one hurts a lot. Do you think it's cancer?
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replied April 18th, 2006
Yea
Yea more in likely you dont' even have to shave, or use any thing in the armpit.. I've had them a few times times, I think what starts it, is maybe the change of season. You sweat more. Something causes the sweat duct to block up and you get that sub skin abcess with staph bacteria in there. Sometimes they will get so big, you will have to get it cut open by doctor and drained (kinda looks like toothpaste) then he will pack it with iodine soaked guaze and give you some antibiotics.. Most people are worried its cancer or sign of a major infection like hiv, but most people are also hypochondriacs. I hate when I get them, its a pain in the ass, cant move arm. Best thing to do is throw a wet towel in microwave and take it out kinda warm/hot and place it on armpit and keep doing it, makes it feem better, might help it.
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replied August 29th, 2006
Lump Help
Ok someone help! Im 17 and I have this lump under my armpit its horrible I can bit my two finger round it, and its rock solid and it really really hurts, and im worrying like anything, could it be cancer??????????????? Its not is it???
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replied August 29th, 2006
Abcess
You know truthfully. I think a majority of these lumps are coming from people that have had surgery in a hospital, or been involved in some close contact with multippl people like wrestling. I wrestled and I been in hospital for sugery. There is a resistant strain of bacteria they call mrsa, I have to see an infectous diseases specialist because they think may be that. They usually prescribe combo of bactrim/rifampin. I think they will need to give me iv of something. The lump could also be the dry shell of once was an abcess defeated by your system, it can also come back. Could also be some lymph node swelling up. Best thing to do is go find the type of soap sugeons/docs use when they wash their hands or area of surgery, its called ballard hex a clens*2. I would wash yourself in crevaces groin, armpit, tailone ect with that as preventative. About the lump in armpit I would guess its that staph infection and just wait and see if it gets too big, doc will need to cut/drain it. I found out not a lot of docs know about these, most are in the dark.
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replied September 20th, 2006
I don't have a lump in my armpit, but it feels like a bruise or even like a small pinching sensation. Does anybody know what that could be? I just noticed it this morning so I haven't decided to go to the doctor yet. I think if it's still there tomorrow I will make an appointment. What do you think?
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replied December 28th, 2011
I have that same problem. There is no bump, but when I pinch the sensitive piece of skin in my armpit, it feels like a terrible bruise and there is a tiny invisible lump that isn't in my other armpit that I'm able to feel. Should I be concerned? I'm 16.
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replied October 15th, 2006
For the Record...
Several people on this thread have complained about lumps appearing that have hurt when they press on them. For the record, something such as lymphoma, which typically presents itself as swollen lymph nodes in the armpit or neck, does not generally cause painful lumps. Some lymphoma patients may complain that swollen lymph nodes may hurt after drinking alcohol (the reason for this is uncertain), but they are not usually tender/painful to the touch in general. This is certainly not intended to discourage anyone from getting their condition checked out. You should always evaluate lumps that appear on your body with your doctor, but hopefully this will at least ease some of your fears for those of you that are thinking that it is most certainly cancer. It can be any number of things that are causing the lumps, cancer which is just one of them. Also, cancer is very uncommon in teens and young adults, so don't freak out about it unless you have a definite diagnosis, but do get it checked out!
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replied November 16th, 2006
Lump Under Armpit
I found a lump under my armpit. It is clearly visible when I lift my arm. Feels like a bruise under the skin. It also developed within 1-2 days. I am 21 and male... If anyone has any suggetions on what it might be please tell me
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replied May 1st, 2011
All who say leave it alone are wrong. Your best bet is to shower or use hot washcloth to cause it/them to be at maximum. Sterilize a pin with a lighter or match and pierce the skin slightly to help create an exit path. Then grasping the entire nodule, ensuring that pressure is placed behind the cyst, squeeze firmly to express the pus. This may not work the first time or two. Essentially, you are attempting to weaken the skin at the surface without compromising the encapsulation. You will eventually express considerable pus. Keep at this until it disappears, which will take 1-2 months. Thereafter, look for and squeeze out newly formed waxy zits in the hair follicles. This waxy pus will smell strongly of BO, and will decrease with time and good hygiene. But as to leaving these cysts alone: absolutely not. They are encapsulated infection. If you physically manipulate and squeeze them correctly, it is far better force this out of your system instead of festering. Voice of experience, here.
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replied September 13th, 2011
lump
That is terrible advice! Chances are, what these young people have under their armpit is NOT the same thing you had. If it is an enlarged lymph node the LAST thing you would want to do is drain it!! Advice of your regular physician is always best.
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replied October 22nd, 2011
i've done this and all it has done is return. except that it didn't smell like anything. and it was a lot of blood. it didn't have any kind of infection look to it. so other than that what else can i do?
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replied June 3rd, 2007
Lump Under My Armpit
Hi i'm 17 and a few weeks ago I found a lump under my armpit, its been very itchy in that sort of area which is how i noticed it, my other armpit is itchy in the same place but there is no lump in that one, but this lump because iv been scratching this area the top of the lump bit has opened up a tiny bit and if i squeeze it with my finger and thumb either liquid or a little bit of blood comes out, im scared in case it leads to cancer does anyone have any ideas on what to do or what it is Sad
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replied October 23rd, 2011
I would say that this is an allergic reaction caused by deodorant because the itch is on both sides and the reason one side has a bump is because you scratched the surface and that allowed the deodorant to get inside you i would go to a doctor and make sure though
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replied July 27th, 2007
Hi i was just wondering if anyone could help me with this, i am 24 and have a 16 month old baby daughter around a week and a half to two weeks ago i found a small pea sized lump under ny rught arm pit, it doesn cause me any pain and you do not have to push down to feel it! i wasnt worried but after lookin on google ant that i am slightly worried now. please help lol Smile
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replied June 23rd, 2011
I have a small lump under my left arm pit as well. For months I just thought it was something to do with shaving. Never even crossed my mind that it could be anything serious. I had a really good feel of it last week and it felt like a pea and like in went under the skin as well. Got me thinking that maybe this is something serieous. I went to the doctor and she sent me off for a mammogram and an ultrasound. Results on Monday afternoon. Hoping it's nothing serious. Go to the doctor and get it checked asap. If it is something serious the sooner you get it checked the better Smile
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replied January 15th, 2012
Hey what were your results ? I keep getting them .. Going to schedule a checkup
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replied August 2nd, 2007
Hi Natalieann,

You should see a doctor. There are so many things it could be, most of which are not scary. It's best to have a real authority tell you that you can stop worrying--it takes such a load off.

Please keep us posted.

regards,
Richard Day Gore
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replied October 21st, 2007
Lump In Armpit
In my opinion,lumps in armpits could mean very trivial issues sometimes,because i have had lumps that got me really scared some time back.however when i did a proper check up,i found it was nothing serious.so my advice is to do a proper check up of the lump so when you know what steps to take next.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
Lump Under Armpit
Do any of you ever get this symptom only right before or during your period? that's what seems to happen to me, it's more of a sore vein or hurt feeling when you move your arm. this time it seem s like a little bump, which could be from shaving.

Also right before or during I get these pains behind my left eye. I cant find much info about the combination of symptoms though. but feel they are connected because they only happen to me at time of menstruation.

Any similar cases?
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replied December 18th, 2011
I GET THAT. I woke up with my whole right arm hurting really bad down to my right sided back and my neck, it felt like a truck was running over it. Then I remembered a while back I had a pea sized lump under my right armpit so I checked and its back! and I'm on my period too:|
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replied December 5th, 2007
Lumps
I wouldn't really worry about it. If you are getting regular check ups with your doctor, they check for LYMPHOMA every time you go in. And that is the most serious possible condition when dealing with 'lumps' - 'those lovely little lumps' LOL. But really - no need to worry. If you are, then go see your doctor - Or use the "Ask A Doctor" feature on this site, and be overly detailed.
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replied December 10th, 2007
Bump In Arm Pit
hello im very scared, i have a bump that has came up in the arm pit about 9 hours ago, it has gotten alot worse like every hour it hurts more and gets bigger. now i have a swollen areathat is red from the right arm pit to it is almost to my elbow, it is not a line it is the whole underside of my arm. the spot that started as a small hard bump is now a long area that is about a inch wide and about 3 inches long it is very hard and it has fever in it. it took my temp and it is only 99.3..it really hurts to rasie my arm or put in down on my side..help please i cant sleep..thanks Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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replied December 28th, 2007
Lump Under Armpit
Hi,

I too just noticed a small peasized lump in my armpit that is slightly sore. I'm not sure how long this lump has been there. It is not noticeable unless you press it. I talked to my mom and she said it could very well be an ingrown hair, or a cyst. She said to give it a week or so, and if it doesn't go away, go see a doctor. I have checked other places and don't see/feel any other lumps.
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replied January 29th, 2008
HELP!
Hi, i found a lump on my armpit Confused it got soo big, i ended up going to the doctors about it and he drained it and all that, but didnt give me any antibiotics Sad which i though was abit mean... anyway i found another one, on the same armpit but juts next to my old one... i went to the doctor and he gave me some antibiotics and said if it dnt go away then i will have to go to the hospital Shocked and get like knocked out Shocked Shocked so they can clean it better and all that Confused Sad Confused Sad which i DONT want to go., but the antibiotics have work alot, but i have finished them and the lump and the redness has gone but i can still feel there is something there... its hard.. Confused can anyone help me?????????! plzz.. :] is there anything i can do to get it to stop coming back? and anything i can do to get the hardness away as i dont want to go to hospital ! plz help x
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