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PAINFUL LUMP UNDER ARMPIT

NOT TOO LONG AGO I BEGAN TO GET A RAISED BUMP UNDER MY ARMPIT. IT DIDNT HURT TILL I ACTUALLY NOTICED IT, AND THE PAIN WASNT BAD AT ALL.I SEARCHED THE NET AND THE ONLY THING I COULD COME UP WITH WAS THAT I WAS USING MY BROTHERS DEODORANT FOR LIKE 3 TO 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE BUMP SHOWED UP. I STOPED USING HIS DEODORANT AND HAD HIM BUY ME A NEW ONE. HE BAUGHT THE SAME BRAND DEODORANT BUT I THOUGHT NOTHING OF IT SINCE IT WAS NEW THIS TIME. WELL THE BUMP WENT AWAYS AND USED THE NEW DEODORANT. AFTER A WEEK OF USING IT A NEW BUMP ROSE. THIS ONE WAS A LITTLE BIT MORE PAINFUL BUT SMALLER IN SIZE. I FIGURED IT WAS THE BRAND THAT WAS GIVING ME THOSE BUMPS, SO I STOPED USING DEODORANT FOR A WHILE TILL IT WENT AWAY.THEN ABOUT 6 DAYS AFTER IT WAS GONE, I NOTICED A THIRD BUMP THAT RAISED.THE BUMPS FELT LIKE PIMPLES BUT NOT TOO SWOLLEN OR RED. IN OTHER WORDS, ITS HARD TO SEE THE BUMPS UNLESS I POINT THEM OUT TO YOU. WHEN I DID RESEARCH I FOUND OUT THAT THIS COULD BE SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES. IF SO, HOW WOULD I KNOW IF IT IS? AND I KNOW THERE ARE MANY POSSIBILITIES FOR SWOLLEN LYMPHS BUT I WANNA KNOW THE COMMON CAUSES FOR SWOLLEN LYMPHS UNDER ARMPIT.I AM REALLY CONCERNED AND WANT SOME OPINIONS TOO. JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT IT COULD BE.PLEASE HELP... THANK YOU!
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It sounds like you have a cyst. Often antiperspirants and deodorants will block the glands that sweat. We all sweat and need to sweat to live. Unfotunately, if you block the gland it will build up inside. One of the most common brands that cause it is Mitchum. Try switching brands until you find one that doesnt cause cysts. They can get very painful and if let go too long need lancing.
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so in other words, its nothing bad you think?.. because i know swollen lymphs are related to many things and i am worried it could be that! i know i would need to see a doctor to find out for sure but how would i know what it is and if i should worry? and thanx for your comment.
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ok but, it didt go away when i changed deodorant. it went away by me not using the deodorant. well the first two did. the third bump i got just came up without using the deodorant for about a week and a half. sounds kinda nasty that i didnt use non but i kept myself clean so dont worry.lol. anyways, how would i know if its the deodorant or not, or should i say, how do i know if it is a cyst or not. could a be an absess (abscess)? and if a fourth bump rose after this one goes away, should i be concerned? sorry for so many questions but as you can tell i am really concerned. thanx for your help too!!!
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The fact that it went away when u changed deodorant suggests that it is clogged glands. I had them and went to dr because it freaked me out and was very painful. They swell and press on nerves and do get infected. The lymph glands get rid of infection so you may feel them working on the problem. The dr told me to switch deodorant and don't be afraid to sweat sometimes.
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They can abscess. You may be a little more sensitive to the deodorant. I would try using something for sensitive skin and not so harsh or not geared toward athletics. Try the regular not "heavy duty" or "extreme". When you are going to be home, wash it off and give the ole pits a break, when you can. I am down to only one brand I can use, maybe it might work for you. Secret unscented. Yes, it's a womens deodorant, but like the commercial says-strong enough for a man.
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thanx for the help. but my question is, how do i know if it is really a cyst?. and when should they go away because if had already 4. One will pop up and go away then another one shows up. this has happend 4 times but neither bump has stayed for more than a week. and the last one i got was the least painful and the smallest. are you sure they are not swollen lymphs? can u describe a lymph and a cyst?
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i have like i lumb under my arm and blood pus come out for 1 year areready and it hurt and it come black and hard sometime come blood and sometime come pus can you tell me what to do
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i have someting under my arm dokter in aruba tell me before is a bad infection under my  arm but they gave me atibiotic but it didnt help every day come blood and pus out and it hurt allot please can you help me i went every where to check it but nothing help
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i am experiencing the same thing with little not under the skin that are painful and swollen and red what are they
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You know it is a cyst or something not dangerous by going to the doctor and checking it out. Especially if it remains, continues to grow, or others pop up. Night Sweats? Fever? Lumps in other places?

Go to the doctor and get an ultrasound.
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Just stop using deoderants or at least put a bit and don't wear clothes for a minute after putting on the deoderant......

I agree with the rest they are just parts of teh skin trying to breath...relax...we all get them especially in summer
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i have had this lump at first and didnt think nothing about it then it started only draining puss so i squeeze it out i never really showed my parents until today and this time now i have it under both of my arms and its really worrying me i want to go to the hospital to check it out but my mom is like no it will go away im going to check it out cause ive lived with it for now 2 years im going to tell her how long ive had it for and then go to the hospital because now its draining blood for a year and a half and its worrying me what should i do
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Antipesperant (sp) deoderant is deoderant that keeps you from sweating. Deoderant however (just deoderant) lets you sweat but covers the odor. You need to read the label on the deoderant in order to ensure your getting just a deoderant. Anyways, I got these same bumps under my arm. Sometimes I would have five or six of them at a time. The reason is because your body does need to sweat. When you wear deoderant it blocks your glands and makes them swell and turn red. Sometimes if they hurt very bad, but a hot pad on them until a head forms. Then the head needs to be popped like a pimple and the puss can be drained out. Sometimes, however, you do need to go to the doctor and have them lanced. Nothing prevents them besides swopping from antipresperant to deoderant- just so you allow your pores to sweat but there not stinky :)
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I had an abscess under my arm and then however, I had a keloid under my arm and the abscess was under the keloid. I went to the doctor after 3 days and he gave some antibiotics. I put heat on 3 times a day and it finally came to a head but, what surprised me was how much stuff came out. It was black and smelly, kind up rubbery. It was so big that it left a hole in my underarm for a fay or so. How do i prevent this from happening again. I stopped using regular role a few years ago and I know use Tom's deodorant stick, the one use wet everytime you use it.
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I have a lump under my arm and i dont know what it is,it isn't very big and its only painful when its up against the side of my body,i dont know what to do and im really scared im only 16 and im not sure if i should go see a doctor or not,i used deodorant to go to a friends house last friday/saturday but i dont think it was there then,and i haven't been using deo sense then if anyone has any advice please help me
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Edit:It is very large actually about the size of a small apple,and it hurts whenever i lift my arm,sorry i forgot to include that in my last paragraph
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It is most likely a disease known as  hidradenitis superlative.
It is a common, painful, debilitating, and chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 1% of the global population, primarily occurring in inverse areas of the skin, e.g. axillae and groin. HS variably presents clinically with painful and chronically recurring, deep-seated follicular nodules, papules, pustules and abscesses, leading to suppuration, fibrosis, distortion, degradation and hypertrophic scarring of the skin. The etiology/pathogenesis/c ause of HS is not known. HS remains a distinct and separate disease. In the past, direct comparisons of HS to sweat gland and acne diseases have delayed the planning and development of focused HS research which could discover the actual cause. I have had it for at least 12 years and it is very painful. Always had it in my groin area by my underwear line by my thigh. Yesterday I got one under my armpit and it is very painful.
Look it up on the internet and read about it. There is also a support group out there.
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Hey I have just encountered a simula problem did you ever find a solution?
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Hey I have just encountered a simula problem did you ever find a solution?
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I had the same thing, I usually use Speed Stick Deodorant and accidently grabbed anti-perspirant deodorant instead of just deodorant.  A week later I saw what looked like a pimple so I popped it and just some clear fluid came out so I knew it couldn't be a pimple.  The next day it was started getting larger and very painful.  The pain was so bad I had a hard time sleeping.  This was on a Saturday so I made an appointment to see the doctor the Tuesday.  Turns out it had become an abscess, so the doc. put me on antibiotics and pain pills and I'm waiting for the lab results to come back to know the exact bacterial infection I have.  Bottom line, go get it checked, ASAP before it gets worse.  He told me if it had gotten much worse I would have had to have it surgically removed.
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i've got a lump on my armpit right it not so pain fall but i can't see the lump i use Deodorant stick when i get in my room i have one and then after the bath i use different Deodorant stick and the spray it hurt's when i touch it i also have a cold my brother said it also can be a cold doing it
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What most of you have is nothing more than a boil. this is when there is a small red/pinkish bump under the armpit. do not pop it- it is not a pimple and will come back twice as bad as the first time.They are caused by anti-perspirent deoderants. Use normal deoderants if you must and at all costs avoid spraying directly into the armpit. If they increase in size they are called an abscess, GO TO A DOCTOR. I didn't soon enough and had to have it lanced which was when it was cut open and the blood and puss squeezed out. You don't want to have this happen to you. Sweating is a need and is not something you can avoid. You can mask the odour and the stains by wearing vests under clothes or colours that don't show sweat patches so easily. Sweating is not optional for anyone- everyone from the Queen of England to death row prisoners sweat so instead of trying to stop it if you aren't comfortable then hide it. Hope this helps so you don't have to go through what I did.    
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my 42 yr. old husband recently developed lumps under his left armpit...the one appears slightly red...they are very painful and getting bigger..they seem to be spreading downward (towards his side) a couple inches or so...any suggestions for relief or causes?
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wasn't pay'n attention when i put in the painful lumps under armpit in the "To" box
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just noticed I had one big bump and three smaller ones and have been using the same deoderant for 10 yrs. I have not done anything differantly that I know of? I am 25 by the way.....Thanx Ryan
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i have the same problem,only when i use degree.is it the same for the rest of you guys.hurts like hell...
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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND I HAVE BEEN USING DEGREE FOR 10 YEARS. ITS ONLY ONE SIDE, RIGHT SIDE, UNDER MY ARMPIT. WHEN I DONT USE ANYTHING IT GOES AWAY FOR A SHORT TIME, THEN IN A DIFFERENT SPOT 2 OR 3 MORE POP BACK UP. ITS ON GOING FOR 1 MONTH AND IT CAN HURT REALLY BAD DEPENDING ON THE AREA AFFECTED, DUE TO PRESSURE. COMPRESSING HAS NO EFFECT AND POPPING THEM IS OUT OF THE QUESTION, WHAT ELSE CAN I DUE TO PREVENT FUTURE BREAK OUTS IF NOT USING ANTI PERSPRANTS IS NOT WORKING?
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My husband has bumps under his armpits on both sides that come and go.  He stopped using deoderant a few months ago but they are still coming back.  These bumps are the size of lima beans and sometimes they are red, if we squeeze them nothing comes out, they just get bigger and more painful.  We would go to the doctor but our insurance does not kick in for another 6 months.  One of our friends told us it was cancer, he is pretty upset now.  Any suggestions... I would have said deoderant but he hasn't used it for a few month, now what?
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