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Lumps under both armpits and breast?

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  • Posted By: petalflower
  • April 12, 2007
  • 09:04 PM

I recently moved to colorado and a few days before my flight I found a lump in my right breast about the size of a jellybean, I could feel it move so thought it was a swollen gland.

Went to my local planned parenthood in colorado where the lady gave me a breast exam, she said she couldn't tell and referred me for an ultrasound.
At the time I didn't have health insurance sorted out so I had to go to another hospital, here I had another breast exam where the lady told me it was most likely caused by fibre and that I most likely drank too much coffee ( I don't drink coffee :o ) She said as I was 19 it was very unlikely to be breast cancer, I felt MUCH better about this.

A month later and the breast lump is still there, it's non painful, but then I noticed a painful small lump under my right armpit, and then a week later i've now found another painful small lump under my left armpit.

Does anyone know what this could be? I don't directly feel ill or anything they are just painful, should I get it checked out? I just don't want to seem like i'm worrying over nothing

Also about 2 years ago I had glandular fever (mono) which left swollen lymphs on my neck which I can still feel, could it be related to this?
Any imput would be great, thanks.

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  • You definately need to see an OBGYN. This sounds like its your Lymph system, or this could be autoimmune. Do not ignore this!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, you need to see your ob/gyn doctor right away. Now.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • malignancy is rarely symmetrical; you probably wouldnt have lumps under both arms. also, the fact that they are painful points in another direction. however the lymph nodes swell for a reason- you are probably fighting an infection or abcess due to shaving, cat scratch fever, mono...a number of possibilities. you should definetly get it checked out asap. infection is the leading cause of death for patients in the hospital, and if ignored can become much more serious.
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