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cluster of hard lumps in armpit

I've got what feels like a cluster of hard lumps (2 or 3?) under my arm. I know that many things could cause these, but I'm particularly worried because they are in an area in which changes have occurred over the past six months or so. This is hard to describe, but it's a noticable (I can see it in the mirror) "pooch" in this area, a different contour that wasn't there before and that is unilateral. Previously, I didn't detect any lumps within the "pooch", but now I do.

I'm 44, female, with a history of a hurthle cell ademoma of the thyroid but no other health problems.

Can anyone give me any insight?

Many thanks!
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replied February 12th, 2008
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Have you noticed changes in appearance of your breasts, too?
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replied February 12th, 2008
Hi MandMs.

No, no changes that I can see/feel. My breasts are fairly dense, however, so it's hard to tell. But nothing remarkable, no.

My breasts have been very painful for the last two months (bilaterally), but I think this may be due to peri-menopause... I've read that painful breasts can be a symptom. Perhaps the lumps are also related to peri-m?

I'm going to my GP tomorrow and will see what she thinks.

Thanks, M.
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replied February 21st, 2008
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Get check out by a doctor right away. This could be cancer. I wish you the Best.

Jack
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replied February 25th, 2008
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woof2001!
Have you visited your doctor?
What you were told?

Waiting for your post!
Marija
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replied March 22nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These could be due to hidradenitis suppurativa.
Excisional biopsy will resolve this issue.
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.
Take care
Khan
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