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Spot/Lump under armpit and in groin area

I'm a 21 year old male. I woke up this morning with a really stiff neck and back ache, which I assumed was because I had slept in a bad position.

However, I also noticed a lump/spot under my armpit. It is red in colour and very painful and tender to touch. It is a bit bigger than a pea. I have an identical kind of lump/spot in my groin area. Both these lumps/spots appeared today and they are both sore/tender. I looked online and it seems it could be something related to my lymph nodes -- but I don't feel ill or like I have a cold/am fighting an infection (yet, anyway). This may be weird and mean nothing, but I had a hot jacuzzi bath a couple nights ago so not sure if that could have caused this?

Is this something I should be majorly concerned about? I have a very busy couple weeks and would rather not see my doctor unless it could be something very serious. Am I "safe" to wait it out and see if they disappear by themselves, or is this something I should get checked out immediately?

Thank you!
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Sudden development of multiple enlarged, swollen, painful lymph nodes in armpit and groin areas with red and inflamed overlying skin requires consultation with your doctor.

For example, variety of infectious diseases, and inflammatory processes of different origins, can cause symptoms you described.


Yours in optimal health,
Dr. Jasmina Jankicevic
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