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Armpit Lump (growing)

HI guys and gals, a few days i had notice that a lump had started forming under my armpit but as usual i thought it would go away after a day or 2 but this one instead of going away grew bigger and bigger, its now about the size of my palm and has several small lumps on it, the whole area is also pink and i tend to run a fever ever now and then. It also causes slight pain whenever my shirt or arm comes in contact with it. Should i be concerned enough to go to the hospital?
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Hi there and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  Arm pit lumps can happen for a variety of reasons.  Yours sounds sudden, large and infected.  Here is an overview of armpit lumps https://www.healthline.com/health/armpit-lumphttps://www.healthline.com/health/armpit-lump

Lumps can be viral, bacterial or have a more serious cause.  I would call your doctor on the phone for advice and most likely, they will work you into their schedule to be seen at the earliest time they can.  

If you do not have a regular doctor, urgent care would be sufficient and a cheaper option that the emergency room.  Often, this is not serious but requires attention to treat it.  Let us know the outcome!
I went today and it was just an Abscess (altho a bit one at that) so they went around and cut it open and cleaned it. Ty for the help, i appreciate it tho.
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