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Lumps in my armpits that don't hurt?

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I'm a 15 year old Female, i have had 2 lumps in my right armpit and 1 lump in my left armpit for almost a year now. The lumps do not hurt, but every once and a while they swell up and turn red but after about a week they return to "normal". When i pinch them a tiny bit of hard pus comes out. The lumps are raised but i can feel them under too. they haven't grown at all. I'm not sure if they are lymph nodes but they are aroung the area that my lymph nodes would be, so could it be some kind of cancer?... I just wanted to know what it could be and if i should be concerned.
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replied January 20th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Bumps in armpit swelling and self resolving followed by some pus oozing out from it are clogged sebaceous pores called hidradenitis suppurativa. You need to keep armpits hair and sweat free and do not pop poke or pick these bumps. Maintaining good hygiene will help.

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.
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