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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 30, 2007
  • 07:11 PM

Unfortunately, I don't have health insurance or the money to go see a doctor without it. I know I can't expect the a normal medical evaluation here, but insight would be greatly appreciated.

About a week ago, I started feeling ill. I had some small amount of weakness, a nagging but minor cough, some nasal and chest congestion, but not too bad.

About four days ago, I had a new lump in my underarm. One the surface I have a couple of small spots, pea-sized or smaller. I can feel a bulk of hard something under the skin where they are, perhaps swollen lymph nodes? Usually when I am getting ill, my jawline or neck lymphs swell up but usually have little pain or discomfort. Currently, they are not swollen in those locations.

For the past couple of days, I've occasionally applied a warm compress to the underarm.

This morning the underarm swelling had sort of cracked open, and had some discharge. It was mostly pink from blood. I've seen pus and such described as yellow, green, etc but I didn't really notice much color other than the slight pink from blood. I squeezed the area a bit to drain it and cleaned it. Currently it's not seeping at all, I think it's very slightly crusted over. The size remains the same overall.

I have very little redness in the area, but some. It doesn't seem to be spreading at all, and the swollen area seems to be mostly staying the same size (occasionally it seems a bit smaller but it's hard to tell for sure.)

I don't have a headache or fever. I have some fatigue and weakness right now. By the way, I am a type 2 diabetic. If any other info would help, please ask.

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