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Painful and changing underarm lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 13, 2006
  • 06:30 AM

I'm new here, and I've posted this in two other forums in better hope of getting an answer.

I'm a 21 year old female and about a week and a half ago I noticed 2 large painful, hard, unmovable lumps in my underarm with the skin being pink, turning to a light purple. Ingrown hair is ruled out, as well as absess because they shrank back and never had a head or exit. They are now two unpainful pea-sized hard unmovable bumps that can only be felt and not seen. About 5 days ago I again noticed one large lump that, up until today, were also hard, painful and unmovable. Now the dark reddish (almost bruised) spot, about a dime in size, feels soft and squishy to the touch. Surrounding the main area is a painfully swollen area about the size of a silver dollar that cannot be seen but only noticed by touch. Occasionally the pain radiates all the way to my finger tips. I have checked my breast for lumps because I've heard breast tissue can also be under the arm, and nothing there. Money is tight, so should I be worried enough to go see the doctor? Any ideas?
Any help at all is appreciated.

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  • Have u had an infection anywhere on that arm. The lumps that u describe are probably lymph nodes they become raised when they are trying to drain infection from the area and become overwhelmed. If U have not had any infection then go see your doctor to rule out hodgkins disease non hodgkins lymphoma or multiple myelpma all serious conditions.
    Wantoknow 1 Replies
    • September 29, 2006
    • 04:22 AM
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  • Possible infection or mono. Do you notice a swelling under your left rib ?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 14, 2006
    • 10:27 PM
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