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armpit bump

I have a small bump in my armpit that I have had for years. Ive always thought it was an ingrown hair as I could squeeze it and pus comes out in two spots. Its embarrasing but it smells bad when i squeeze it and if I dont squeeze it, it seems to just smell like BO. So I am constantly appling deoderant on and always washing my clothes so much. What is your thoughts on this. I want to get rid of it but have been to embarrased to actually see a doctor for this. Ive always thought it would go away.
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1579596 tn?1308284146
It sounds like its a boil. Dont squeeze it. Put a warm rag on it and it will go away. But if it dont go to your Dr. And let them know whats going on with you.
1579595 tn?1296366972
my first thought was a flesh mole. but although embaraassing a dr. will tel you whats wrong. it could be cancerous it could be anything. schedule a dr appt. before its "too late"
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I would just bring up to the doctor, it may be a cyst from an ingrown hair that may need to be removed.
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I would just bring up to the doctor, it may be a cyst from an ingrown hair that may need to be removed.
351246 tn?1379685732
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
A lump in armpit can be a swollen lymphnode, in response to fungal infection or sweat dermatitis or infection of hair follicles. It can also be an enlarged lymphnode due to malignancy of breast (rare in males but not impossible). At times it is a cyst too and this can get infected. Consult your PCP for an evaluation. A CT scan can be confirmatory or a fine needle biopsy. Treatment can vary from wait and watch to anti-inflammatory along with antibiotics to excision of the lump. Check for diabetes too as high sugar often results in repeated infection and boils. Take care!
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