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solid pea sized lump in arm pit

Hello everyone I am new here and full of questions.

I found a pea size solid lump in my right armpit, It is not free floating , there is no skin irritation, redness, pain or fever.  I just found this lump three days ago.  There is no history of breast cancer in our family.

What has me concerned is  I was just taken off hormone therapy three months ago. My new doctor said that I should have only been on treatment for three years, but I have been on it for 12 years and my risk for breast cancer was increased because of the prolonged usage of hormones.   Could this solid lump be caused from stopping the hormone therapy ?





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Hi,

Underarm lumps are axillary lymph nodes which could be enlarged secondary to infection or even trauma. They are usually enlarged when a new deodorant is used, after shaving or waxing the underarm area.

You should refrain from the above for a few days and keep the area clean and apply calamine lotion to help soothe the areas.

This could be related to the hormone level fluctuation too.

Let us know if you have any more doubts and keep us posted on how you are doing.

Hope this helps.

Regards.
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Thank you for the informaion .  I have set up an appointment with my family doctor to have it checked, just to be on the safe side.
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Hi,

Glad the post was some help to you.

It is infact a good idea to get your doctor have a look at it, so that you can have a confirmed diagnosis and be rest assured.

Post us if you need any other information and also let us know what your doctor tells you.

Regards.
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Hello.

        I went to see my family doctor and she is sending me to have a mammogram done. However, since my last post, the lumps have gone away, my doctor seems to think that is was related to stopping the hormone therapy , but does not want to take any chances. I am not able to get in to have the mammogram done until mid August. I will keep you posted.

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