Dermatology Expert Forum
Lump in Armpit
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care. All questions will be answered by a medical professional.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Lump in Armpit

Dear Doctor:

I know that your abilities to diagnose me via the internet are limited.   However, in addition to suggesting that I see a primary care doctor in person, I hope that you can provide me with some feedback on the following.

I
Related Discussions
242489_tn?1210500813
I can't tell from your description.  The pain favors a lymph node, but a cyst can hurt too if you poke at it.

But you know what?  It really doesn't matter in all likelihood, because neither is serious.  My advice is to leave the bump alone and show it to a doctor if there's still anything to show in a month.  I doubt your antiperspirant has anything to do with it, so no need to change while you wait.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
5 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
This additional information should not exceed my 3,000 letter limit.

Here goes:  at the end of the 2nd day, the lump under the skin of my armp no longer hurts.  Now, I just feel a lump.  Everything I said above still holds true, particularly the facts that the lump seems to me in the "muscle area" of the armpit, instead of the hollow of the armpit.

Thanks,

art
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
So, with one swollen node, it's not a big deal.

My impression is that the only concern would be generalized lymph node swelling, correct?
Blank
242489_tn?1210500813
Yup, correct.

Dr. Rockoff
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
hello,  i am a 46 year old asian male.  i have about 10 small cysts in my body and every month i discover new ones.  i have already had 3 cysts removed surgically that left ugly hollow scars.  my question doctor is,  is there a medicine that could be taken orally so that i dont need to have them removed and that maybe i could ask my doctor to prescribe it to me. the cysts do not hurt but i find them ugly.  

thank you very much and God bless.

carlos miguel
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
563773_tn?1374250139
Bhupinder Kaur, MDBlank
Private practice
,
351246_tn?1379685732
Dr. Kokil MathurBlank
Consultant
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank