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Armpit lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 26, 2006
  • 03:29 AM

I have a pretty big lump in my armpit that just appeared, I have cut myself there but that was about a month ago. So I'm not sure what's going on and if it's serious or not

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  • Hello-I have actually gotten quite a few of these myself. I even went to a doctor for it. My problem is/was deoderant. I am allergic to most. But if it gets into a cut, from shaving underthere, it becomes infected and creates a scary lump. Is it painful? Mine was. I had to go quite a while without a lot of deoderant, I used rubbing alcohol, it works to get the infection out, yet it also acts a deoderant.If possible, try not to shave over that spot either, it irritates it. It will take some time. If it doesn't look any better by at least a week see a doctor. They may have something to help. Hope this helps a bit.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 05:15 AM
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  • If there is a lump in your body always remember tumor,inflamation possibilities.Armpit lump maybe one sign of tumor(locally)or metastatic,see ur doc for further examination.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 07:07 AM
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  • i had a lump under both armpits when i was a teenager. one doctor said they would just grow and need to be removed some day but didn't know what they were, didn't really put too much effort into it either. but when i got a breast reduction at age 17, the dr. doing that surgery went ahead and took them out to test them and they were actually breast tissue. weird huh? not dangerous. i doubt this is your problem since you cut it, its probably more related to the cut.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 2, 2006
    • 05:37 PM
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  • Deodorant, using too much or near a cut especially. The lump could take a while to grow and it will take a while to dissapear, so that's probably why it seems like a long time since the cut for it to develop.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • December 2, 2006
    • 05:40 PM
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  • About 2 years ago I found a lump in my armpit. It was painless. Upon examination my doctor said it was either a subaceous cyst that would resolve itself or that it was an ingrown hair. Relieved, I put it out of my mind but 3 months later it was still present. My doctor then arranged for a mammogram and ultrasound and eventually the lump was biopsied. To my horror it proved to be breast cancer! My advice to anyone who finds armpit lumps - INSIST ON HAVING A MAMMOGRAM AS WELL AS AN ULTRASOUND. A tumour in the armpit cannot be captured with a mammogram so please insist on having an ultrasound as well.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 08:20 AM
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  • I had a lump in my armpit once and it was a swollen gland. I had cat scratch fever and my gland swelled up and to this day there is still a lump there because scar tissue built up around the gland.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 07:48 PM
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  • My mother had lumps under her arm. The doctor told her the deoderant closed her pores. She had to have surgery to remove them. She currently is using a rock all natural deoderant.
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  • I would bet that it is a staff infection, it is the fastest growing infections that emergancy rooms are seeing today, and it is often misdiagnosed as cat scratch fever. These infections are resistant to most antibiotics. There are a few that will still treat resistant staff. It is very common to find them under the arm. It is important to see your Dr. so you can start a treatment
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  • Deodorant, using too much or near a cut especially. The lump could take a while to grow and it will take a while to dissapear, so that's probably why it seems like a long time since the cut for it to develop.yeah.. listen to this person they are a great doctor. it couldn't possibly be a tumor or anything else serious. Just wait and it will go away in time. For temporary relief go get acupuncture, it will fix anything, kinda like duct tape.AcuannDOM
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  • I have had a lump the size of a golf ball under my left armpit for 5yrs..I was told by several doctors over the years not to worry about this...Then the lump became painful upon ovulation and sore as it was rubbing on my shirts. I insisted on further evaluation..an ultrasound was done and one doctor said it was a fat cell while another said it was breast tissue growing in the wrong direction...I insisted on removing and it was considered cosmetic and I await biopsy results.
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  • I must say... I'm alone on this. I am currently 22 years old. Since I was about 10 years old I used to get bumps under my arms from shaving. At 17, it got really bad....the lumps would even burst with puss and blood. Out of fear, I kept it a secret...until I had a lump so big, the pain wouldn't even let me walk because even taking a step...it was as if the vibration from walking would make me hurt. The doctor told me it was a swollen lymph node....and that it was the result of shaving and applying deodorant after a minor cut. I even had a fever. She had me injected with a medication, I don't remember the name. My doctor told me to use MILK OF MAGNESIUM in place of deodorant. I rarely got those bumps on my left arm again....until recently this year...my right armpit is going through some serious stuff. I have an opened wound in the crease of the armpit. It's horribly painful. Right now, I have 2 HOLES in my right arm pit. I have no insurance. I don't know what to do. I went to a doctor when I was out of the country about 3 months ago and they did a biopsy. Results were the same thing as before....lymph nodes....infections... I was given a strong antibiotic named Minocin of 100 mg for 60 days. It killed my stomach the 2 months I took it, but still.....nothing. It's still there. They checked my harmones, they checked my thyroid, and did the biopsy. I don't know what else to do...or who else to go.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2009
    • 03:40 AM
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  • at least switch to a natural deodorant; milk of magnesia has aluminum, linked to breast cancer. There are really wonderful/free programs for woman through clinics and county health departments that will give free/reduced care. You need to hunt around and sounds like you need a good doctor.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 19, 2009
    • 05:47 AM
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  • I have had a lump the size of a golf ball under my left armpit for 5yrs..I was told by several doctors over the years not to worry about this...Then the lump became painful upon ovulation and sore as it was rubbing on my shirts. I insisted on further evaluation..an ultrasound was done and one doctor said it was a fat cell while another said it was breast tissue growing in the wrong direction...I insisted on removing and it was considered cosmetic and I await biopsy results.Same here discomfort is what sent me to the doctor about this again. i have a lump that has gotten large and painful over years. the new doctor sent me to a breast specialist. The specialist sent me for a needle aspiration which came back inconclusive so i am going for a biopsy. i asked for removal many years ago but was told it was cosmetic, but the person who did my mamogram at that time disagreed and said lumps close to the breast should be taken care of. i wish it were then! hopefully i will get peace of mind now and a removal so i can feel confident again.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2009
    • 04:39 AM
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  • I have had a lump the size of a golf ball under my left armpit for 5yrs..I was told by several doctors over the years not to worry about this...Then the lump became painful upon ovulation and sore as it was rubbing on my shirts. I insisted on further evaluation..an ultrasound was done and one doctor said it was a fat cell while another said it was breast tissue growing in the wrong direction...I insisted on removing and it was considered cosmetic and I await biopsy results.I have EXACTLY the same thing and it always became painful during ovulation. My Doctor told me today it was breast tissue and she wanted the whole lump removed. I am waiting for an appointment with the specialist some time next week.
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  • About 2 years ago I found a lump in my armpit. It was painless. Upon examination my doctor said it was either a subaceous cyst that would resolve itself or that it was an ingrown hair. Relieved, I put it out of my mind but 3 months later it was still present. My doctor then arranged for a mammogram and ultrasound and eventually the lump was biopsied. To my horror it proved to be breast cancer! My advice to anyone who finds armpit lumps - INSIST ON HAVING A MAMMOGRAM AS WELL AS AN ULTRASOUND. A tumour in the armpit cannot be captured with a mammogram so please insist on having an ultrasound as well.Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am dealing with the same lump drama. First, i showered and notice a round red spot above areola, i pressed and it was a tender lump-went to the doc and he felt it too. To be safe, he referred me for a mammogram and ultrasound since i have 2 cousins in their early thirties that dealt w breast cancer. Not to mention the only way to confirm if it is a typical benign cyst, etc is ruling out abnormalities through a test. Then, the tenderness went away. I felt soreness under my armpit. For the longest I get the lumps that are tender, they are not visible on the skin and you have to press kind of deep, just now it is sore. I asked the radiology staff if underarms are covered and she said that the ultrasound will. I always assume it is a swollen lymph node/ or gland due to my body fighting some kind of bug. We shall see, my appt is on the 3rd, but any info on underarm lumps that maybe u are aware of, let us know. I noticed urs was painless and look it turned out bad. My cousins' breast lumps were painful and they also turned out to be cancerous. Just never know...Wish you the best!Nicole
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