Users' questions

Should I worry about a soft lump in my armpit?

Should I worry about a soft lump in my armpit?

Armpit lumps may be caused by cysts, infection, or irritation due to shaving or antiperspirant use. However, these lumps may also indicate a serious underlying health condition. Seek medical attention if you have an armpit lump that gradually becomes enlarged, is or isn’t painful, or doesn’t go away.

What causes swelling on the side of the armpit?

Infection is a common cause of armpit swelling. In many cases, the infection is caused by illnesses such as the common cold or an infection of the breasts known as mastitis. Treatment with a prescription antibiotic usually clears up the infection, thereby reducing the swelling.

How to tell if you have a lump in Your Armpit?

Common characteristics of an armpit lump. A lump or swelling can occur anywhere in your armpit, just below your skin. The lump may be: Large or very small; Soft, rubbery, or firmPainful, tender, or painless; Reddened, or with normal skin color; Hot to the touch, or normal; Barely visible under the skin or an obvious lump that hangs down

What causes a lump in the armpit after shaving?

Breast cancer may be a cause of armpit swelling. Armpit lumps may be caused by swollen lymph nodes. Infection, which can be caused by an ingrown hair, is one common cause of armput swelling. A common activity like shaving can cause armpit swelling.

When do swollen lymph nodes in Your Armpit mean cancer?

On the right side, related to the lungs and esophagus; on the left, organs in your belly. Swollen lymph nodes in your armpit when you don’t have a rash or sores on your arm can also be suspect.

What does it mean when Your Armpit is swollen?

A swelling in the armpit or underarm area usually feels like a discrete lump or bump, rather than diffuse swelling across the entire area. The medical name for the armpit is axilla, so another name for this symptom is axillary swelling. You may or may not have other symptoms along with a swollen armpit.

Common characteristics of an armpit lump. A lump or swelling can occur anywhere in your armpit, just below your skin. The lump may be: Large or very small; Soft, rubbery, or firmPainful, tender, or painless; Reddened, or with normal skin color; Hot to the touch, or normal; Barely visible under the skin or an obvious lump that hangs down

When did I start to feel pain in my armpit?

About 2 weeks ago I noticed pain in my left breast. It was intermittent but mostly on the outer side of the breast. As time has passed I started to experience discomfort in my arm pit on the same side and finally a week ago I realised that the flesh at the front of the armpit (where the boob connects to the armpit) has swelled.

What kind of cancer can be found under the armpit?

Lipoma: This is a benign fatty tumor often found under the arm. Lymphoma: This is cancer of the lymph nodes. Breast cancer: An armpit lump can be a sign of breast cancer in anyone, not just women.