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Strange painful bumps in left armpit

I noticed a while ago a painful lump in my left armpit and went to the doctor to get it checked out.  she didn't see or feel anything, but it had kinda gone away by the time i got in to see her.  it's back again, but there are a couple bumps this time and they are like under the skin, but this time they are red and sore.  i tried not using deodarent and not shaving, but nothing seems to work.  it's not really a rash and it's not itchy, and i haven't used any new cosmetics or anything.  can you give me any advice? thankx
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Nicole:

Hard to say more than that it isn't serious.  These "lumps" may be cysts, blocked pores, or swollen lymph glands.  Any of thedse respond best to doijg as little as possible.  Changing deodorants is not the issue, and does not help.

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I too am having a problem with a painful bump in my left armpit.  It makes my whole arm feel weak but that could be because I am holding my arm differently now.  I hate it.  This is the first time this has happened where I have an actual bump under the skin.  I was totally convinced that I was dying. I am so glad that I am not the only on that this has happened to.  What can I do to help with the pain though??? I can't go to the doctor right now because I am with out insurance until August.  Will it worsen if I wait for like a month and a half?
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