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underarm whatsthe cause?

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  • Posted By: leeann675
  • June 23, 2007
  • 00:15 AM

:confused: im only 17 and ive been getting this swollen lump under my left arm .. and it went away , after a while it keeps coming back and now its swollen and it hurts alot..i thought it was probaly a swollen gland due to a pulled hair root but im not sure.. i hope its nothing serious .. and then on my right arm thers two little bumps that came out and the inside of my skin has bursted out .. ithink maybee it was a strtch that cause it but its red and it looks like red meat ..it also itches and sometimes smells...w

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  • hey, i had this when i was about 16, 17. it was like a raised lump uner the skin. i went to the docs who told me it was a harmless cyst that would go away and in time it did. i dont no id its somthing to do with the age and hormones beause when is was 18 i stopped sweating as much and they stopped apearing, get it checked out anyways, jst in case lumps and bumps and all hope helps
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  • You could google hidradenitis supprativa to see if that answers any of your symptoms. Our ds has HS, onset age of 13 not properly diagnosed until 17. It sounds like you have best chances if caught early. And since you've only experienced the symptoms a couple of times, it would constitute early. Good chance it isn't HS but I'd check info anyway. If it is HS you wouldn't want to let it get much further along. Here's to better health,L
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