Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
My teenage son found a lump in his armpit
My 18 year old son came to me yesterday saying that he found a funny feeling lump in his armpit.  He says it feels funny, but has no pain.  It is not visible to the eye.  If you press deeply, you can feel a lump about the size and shape of a jelly bean in the center of his armpit.  It feels like a lymph node that is swollen.  I can find the same spot in the opposite armpit, and the lymph node is normal size on the other arm.  He has no infection, no fever, no sore throat.  Also of interest he just got back from a trip to Europe.  He does not have medical insurance since he just finished high school and is leaving for the Marine Corps in 8 weeks.  He falls between a gap of coverages.  Should I just watch the lump for a week before I take him in to see our family doctor?  Is this urgent?  He has lost no weight,  he has no other symptoms, he is very athletic, and works out daily.
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
547368 tn?1440545385
Hi Lisa,

That's a tough call. I do think I would want to be sure he is in great health before he leaves for the Corp. I don't think waiting a week would hurt unless in the mean time he develops symptoms.

It may be nothing but he may have a smouldering virus or infection that has not shown other symptoms as of yet. If it were my son I would not wait. Others will post with their opinions or suggestions.

Best of luck to you and your son. I hope the enlarged lymph node is nothing and wish him well in the Corp.

Tuck
Comment
Cancel
547368 tn?1440545385
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
General Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top General Health Answerers
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9
CA