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lump in arm pit

hi! im having lump in my armpit.its actually a swelling,when pressed hard i feel pain.this problem arose in my teen.it was linked with periods.few days earlier to period date my armpit used to swell and become sensitive to touch and so do my breasts and i used to feel so much pain.after periods time was over every thing was normal.it works as an indication for my periods.almost 6 years back i went to a doctor and she gave me pain killers and said every thing is normal and no need to worry about it.now im 28 yrs old now and got married and m having 8months old baby.im having that swelling permanently after getting married and during pregnancy.as my baby is 8 months old im still having that swelling.can u diagnose wat it can b.like ifeel now as well in some part of the month it becomes more sensitive.i feel necessary to tell u that my baby is on breast feed and after his birth i have still no periods.plz reply me as soon as possible
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replied September 13th, 2009
You may have some axillary breast tissue, which is rather common. Because this tissue behaves just like the tissue within your breast, it will often become swollen and tender around the time of your period, as with the rest of the breast. However, it is important to ensure that this area does not contain any breast lumps or enlarged axillary (armpit) lymph nodes, which may be signs of potentially serious conditions.

Your physician can examine this area, and if necessary, order an ultrasound of your armpit area.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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