Lump in armpit on males

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Hi! 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. Lipoma is also a possibility. Consult your PCP for an evaluation. A CT scan can be confirmatory or a fine needle biopsy.
My sister had a lump in her armpit too. She went to the doctor and they had to take a sample of the fluid in the lump to make sure it was not cancerous. The doctor told her most of the time it is not. You should definately go see your doctor. I am not trying to alarm you but I felt an obligation to reply to your post since my sister had a similar experience.
Hi 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 folliculitis or a hair follicle infection. 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. Consult your PCP for an evaluation. A CT scan can be confirmatory or a fine needle biopsy. Hope this helps.
In my opinion mammograms are rarely useful in men. What you describe doesn't sound like a true lump. In male breast cancer, there is a hard lump near the nipple, sometimes with distortion of the nipple or nearby skin. If there is uniform softness of your breast areas, it's extremely unlikely to be cancer. Pea-sized lymph nodes are not usually significant either. However, peace of mind is important; if you are worried about the plan, you should let your doctors know.
Hi 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.
Iv recently found a tiny lump under my armpit, i cant see how a small painful lump would be cancerous? It also hurts when i lift my arms up or stretch my arms out.
You don't state your age,but hormonal changes in teenagers may result in the feeling of a lump under the areolar in one or both breasts (gynecomastia). This can occur in both teenagers and young men too and it's expected to resolve in a few months in the majority of males. Depending on your age, cancer is highly unlikely, male breast cancer is extremely rare until later middle age at the earliest.
I noticed a while ago a painful lump in my left armpit and went to the doctor to get it checked out. she didn't see or feel anything, but it had kinda gone away by the time i got in to see her. it's back again, but there are a couple bumps this time and they are like under the skin, but this time they are red and sore. i tried not using deodarent and not shaving, but nothing seems to work. it's not really a rash and it's not itchy, and i haven't used any new cosmetics or anything.
Hi 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 folliculitis or a hair follicle infection. 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.
Hi! 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. It can be a boil or infection of hair follicle. Lipoma is also a possibility. Consult your PCP for an evaluation. A CT scan can be confirmatory or a fine needle biopsy.
i am 17 never had sex or anything, have had small painful bump once before in my vagina area on once on my clitoris (owww), i am very clean and healthy- My doctor said that it is a small cyst and like a pimple, not to worry- a bit painful but nothing super bad! I was afraid to tell my mom, too.
Had breast tissue under left nipple (slightly off centre, one-inch diameter, and spreading to the left toward my armpit) from my mid-teen years on. In my teens, a couple of doctors told me it was breast tissue, which some males get, so I never bothered to do anything about it. However, the appearance always bothered me, and after my sister developed breast cancer (when she was 34, two years ago), I decided to have the tissue removed. So 18 months ago I had surgery. The healing didn't go well.
Then sometimes if feels like i slept wrong on my shoulder, like I can't get a comfortable postion. Tension in armpit and right outside it. whole left arm soreness feeling. I get pain sometimes as it seems right at the bottom of my left ribcage. I do have a lot of stress and anxiety though, just never thought that it could cause problems to where you think you're having a heart attack.
Hi, Yes cancer can spread to the lymph nodes on the opposite side. You should not jump at the conclusion that this is malignant without a confirmed diagnosis. Even using a deodarant in the under arm region could lead to lymph node swelling as can procedures like tattoing/ waxing etc. So just wait for your appointment and relax till your doctor can give you some answers. Goodluck.
The abcess was drained and then the lump subsided for the most part, I still feel an irregular hard lump in my right armpit but it doesn't cause me any pain now. Now a lump has been forming in my left breast right under my nipple for about 3 weeks now, its soft, painless and has been growing pretty quickly. I haven't noticed any irregular side effects so far, and I'm wondering how serious the problem could be. I've figured its just another cyst considering my brief history with them.
I also forgot to mention that two days ago I found another lump in my armpit. It wasn't there the day before. Feels sore, and like a big infected hair, or possibly a cyst or boil type deal. I can grab it, and move it around. Is all of this connected?
I had surgery just over 2 weeks ago and the best thing ever. The lump used to hurt especialy at night in bed when I would sleep on my side. It also looked ugly and like another boob. My surgeon did an excellent job with the scar so far it looks okay. I would say if it hurts and you are concious about it have it removed. My sister also had both armpits done.
I too have noticed these little red bumps on my fingers as you describe. I could go for months or even years without them, and then they appear again, seemingly out of nowhere. I've seen my doctor about this and they didn't really know what could be causing it. I also saw a naturopath and he says they are due to an overgrowth of yeast/bad bacteria in my intestines (from eating too much refined wheat and sugar mostly).
I have had it for months on and of. I have a lump constanly in the crease of my finger. If I go climbing or carry shopping bags its really painful. So I try to be careful not to put pressure on it to stop the "pop" which is even more excrutiating. Hope someone out there can help.
Are you on any medications or do you take any drugs? A lump in males could be due to various causes and investigations need to be done to find out the cause - it could be physiological, hormonal, gynecomastia, infection, or in some cases breast cancer. You would need to consult your doctor and get a proper clinical examination and certain investigations to find out the exact cause. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Regards.
I have muscle spasm in or around the ribs on both sides (in the front under the breast and sometimes in the back at the same horizontal position), it feels like a ball rolling, in that it switches sides. It occurs even at night during sleep, painful enough to wake me. I only know that when I relax and stretch (the side where the knot is) using several positions I have to wait till it goes away, in many cases to have it return in other places described above.
I also found a small swollen lymph node in my right armpit. I am very concerned. Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
I also remembered of hearing and reading that people who have sat for long periods on air flights, on occasion suffer blood clots in the leg from it being in the "bent" position for so long, resulting in having a stroke. My job requires me to be behind a desk for most of the work day, which leads me to believe that this might be the source of my problem.
Hi, i am also an 18 year old male and i have a lump on my left breast between my nipple and armpit...although there was no pain, there was a slight discomfort. the lump is totally moveable. I was at the doctors getting a check up on my throat and i mentioned it to my doctor. he checked it out and told me that it was a something on my tissue(cant remember the name), and because it was moveable, i had nothing to worry about - especially at my age.
My husband is 50 years old, he just noticed a lump in his left armpit. It is about the size of a large pea and it can be moved. Is this something he should be seen for???
Im not a virgin and i have exactly the same problem, red itchy bumps on the inside of my thighs in my groin on my scrotum now and even on the head of my penis, the ones on my penis are not as itchy but very worrying. i have seen a doctor and he just prescribed some antibiotics for a hair follicle infection and gave me some cream. i have only had sex with one girl and i know for a fact that i have been her only sexual partner which leads me to believe its not an STI.
Hi 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. Lipoma is also a possibility. Consult your PCP for an evaluation. A CT scan can be confirmatory or a fine needle biopsy.
Uneasy feeling, general discomfort and pain in one armpit, then second armpit. Occasional discomfort in tricep area and back of leg. Never had a FEVER; daily reading taken as recently as today (97.8-99.1). Since symptoms are body telling you about humoral response, I tested. Testing on August 19(day 16) and August 25(day 22): Both of the Home Access tests were negative. In addition, female partner says she is tested regularly and “never has gotten anything”.
However, although it is 20 times more common in women, 16 percent of the reported cases are males and it can also occur in people who are not obese The lipomas are located primarily on the trunk region and on the extremities close to the trunk. Unlike ordinary lipomas, there is also pain that can be severe and sometimes debilitating. Dercum disease is a chronic condition, meaning that it is a long lasting condition. In addition, it tends to be progressive.
Btw, they're about the size of a pea. There are 2 on each side in the groin area. He couldn't even feel the ones in my armpits, which is understandable because even I have a hard time locating them. They're just painful from time to time. He told me to give it a few more weeks, then he could do a biopsy on them. So, here are my list of symptoms to date: 1.
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