Aa
A
A
A
Close
Cancer Community
6.52k Members
Avatar universal

tender lump in armpit

the other morning i woke up and my armpit was tender so i started to feel around and found a small lump that was at the point af tenderness.   is this something i should be concerned about?
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi.
The tender lump on your armpit could be a beginning localized infection like an abscess.  The armpit is prone to develop infection especially after shaving or when there is too much sweating.  There is a condition known as hidradenitis suppurativa which involves the sweat glands of the underarm and groin.
It would be best to see you doctor for further evaluation.
Take care.  
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Here are 15 ways to help prevent lung cancer.
New cervical cancer screening guidelines change when and how women should be tested for the disease.
They got it all wrong: Why the PSA test is imperative for saving lives from prostate cancer
Everything you wanted to know about colonoscopy but were afraid to ask
A quick primer on the different ways breast cancer can be treated.
Get the facts about this disease that affects more than 240,000 men each year.