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three painful lumps under my armpit, sweat glands blocking?

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I am a 62 yo male and have overnight developed three painful lumps under my armpit. They were not there when I went to bed but I woke up about 2am with some discomfort and felt these lumps. I have recently had an extensive health check and all results were satisfactory. I read that these may be caused by sweat glands blocking. On that same day I had undertaken a heavy weights session in a gym (I have been in training with a persoal trainer for 6 months as I will be trekking in April). I will be seeing a doctor in the next few weeks but could tyhis be caused by a heavy exercise session ?

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replied March 14th, 2012
Gland Disorders Answer A32759
Welcome to e health forum.

It is possible that the enlarged lymph nodes could be due to skin infections associated with bacterial overgrowth in sweat.

You may need to consult with a doctor for a examination and proper treatment with antibiotics.

Additional medications like Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) might also be needed to help relieve the pain and discomfort, that you might be having.

I hope this helps.

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