I am 24 years old, I have gotten painful bumps under my arms (arm pits) for about 7 years now. They always come and go, leaving scars. Recently I've gotten a bump about the size of a half dollar under my left arm. It is very painful. I really don't have a lot of time to go to the doctors, I have a 3 year old, a 2 year old and a 4 month old. I also have little white bumps on my nipples, they don't hurt at all, but I don't know what they are, please help.
Dear kariandboyz11: In addition to ducts, the nipple and areola may also have little bumps that are sebaceous glands or montgomery's glands. From time to time, these may secrete a whitish oily substance (somewhat like a pimple). These are normal. In addition, the breast skin is not unlike other skin and is subject to a wide variety of skin abnormalities, most of which are benign. Nonetheless, if you are concerned, please see your doctor and have it evaluated. With respect to the half dollar sized lump under your arm, this could be many things. However, without a physician evaluation, it is impossible to speculate specifically on what this might be.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.