Lump in armpit staph

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I woke up last week with a very painful, golf ball sized lump in my armpit. I went straight to the doctor and he said it isnt a lymph node, and he cut into it to test for staph. the staph test came back negative and he packed it full of gauze for 2 days. When i went back to have the guaze removed, it was still huge and painful, so he sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound.
I am having this lump in my armpit which was painful at first and then after few days there was secretions from it ... yellowish smelly fluid.... i started taking antibiotics .... the smell went away though the discharge is still there but its colorless..... the lump is near the junction ... and there are two open holes one on the upper side and one on the lower side through which secretion comes out .... and the adjoining area is red and hard to touch ....
My friend had a lump in her armpit once, it was a staph infection from a razor. It was very painful to her and got pretty huge. She had to hold her arms up it was so painful.
Im a 15 year old female and found a lump in my armpit. I had a cold at the time and so I was stuck in bed for the day. I was led down relaxing watching tv and i suddenly felt a tender spot in my armpit when stretching. i looked in the mirror there wasnt anything there. i thought maybe it was a bruise coming. an few hours later it was still sore and i had another look at my armpit. i noticed that a lump had come up and the skin was red. the lump is about the size of .....
I am 47 year old female and noticed a small lump in my armpit was sore and decided that it was a bug bit however I now have another one in almost the exact same area under my other armpit. Should I be concerned?
Was off the antibiotics for approximately 10 days when low and behold, 3 more popped up (1 in the armpit, 1 in the groin and another have mercy was in my privates). Back to the Dr., he said now I have to be on the antibiotic for 30 days and that he felt it was a staph infection. In addition, I've got to put bacitracin in my nose at bedtime for 3 weeks. He advised that staph is a common bacteria that everyone has on their body. It actually lives in the nose.
And last night friday night while I was working I had this pain in my armpit. I thought it was just from the inseam in my work shirt rubbing against me. When I got home I noticed I had a small bump in my armpit. I went to the ER Saturday night because it was worrying me. By the time I had gone to the ER the bump had almost disappeared. The ER doctor had felt some of the remnants of it and told me that it was nothing to worry about and that it was just some form of irritation.
Then it finally opened a little and pus started to come out, so it leaked out and i thought it was done but it came back again and swelled again like 2 months later, now, i released most of the pus but now there is a small hole in my armpit and there is a small piece/lump of tissue it looks like that is sticking out of my armpit, approx 1mm in diameter is the hole and I don't know what I should do, will it heal by itself , is the skin going to grow over it? Do i need stitches?
I went to doctor today and he told me that one is pimple and other is staph (something in that nature), he told me that people are getting it everywhere, it's a skin disease. I asked him whether it's lymph node and he said it's not. He said that lymph node would be pea sized, the staph lump was bean sized. He said it was trying to fight infection and that's why I got that bump. He treated me with "Bactrim DS" and "Doxycycline Hyclate".
I'm 23 years old, male. I noticed a lump below the left armpit this morning in the shower. It's underneath the skin, pea-sized, and colorless. It's tender to touch, but otherwise I don't feel it. Any idea what this might be? Should I be concerned with it being something serious? Thanks all.
I woke up this morning and noticed that i have a lump in my armpit...now, i've never had this happen to me, i'm now 24 years old. This is rather startling, i'm not sure if it's caused by stress or what the deal is, but is it this something i need to be concered about?
The other day, after my shirt had been digging in to my armpit in that same spot myself, the area began to feel a little bit tender. Upon further inspection yesterday, I noticed that it is indeed very tender to the touch, warm, swollen (mostly after I had been fussing with the little lump and the area), and that there is a very small lump in the fatty tissue and the area of skin above it is pink and raised.
hi, about a year ago I noticed a lump in my right armpit, also before I noticed it , I had a clumsy little fall & had a big cut on my ankle & got a abscess near it. I admit I didn't treat the area well. I went to check it out at the doctor ( the armpit boil ) , and he said it was a boil & put me on antibiotics. It didn't really help, I don't think I followed the guidelines right. that one drained soon after.
2 days ago I woke up with a large lump under my left armpit which is very painful. What should I do? I'm very scared...Could this be Cancer???? I had Ovarian Cancer 18 years ago.
I found a lump on the side of my armpit i found it 2 days ago while showering it has a small pea sized red flat head to it but when you touch it its very hard and feels about the size of a gumdrop its also somewhat painfull when i poke at it im wondering could this be a boil or something more serious the only think i can remebr before getting the lump was shaving my underarm and getting a small cute also right before i discoverd the lump i had a reall bad headache like 3 dyas before is this some
Hi! Pain in the armpit without a lump can be due to heat intolerance and due to sweat dermatitis. It is also possible due to peripheral artery disease. Peripheral neuropathies as in diabetes, chemical burns due to any deo or lotions you use, peripheral nerve compression are the other possibilities. It can even be a referred pain from breast due to fibroadenosis. Just check and see if the pain in worse in certain times of your menstrual cycle.These possibilities should be looked into.
I have a lump in my left armpit, only about the size of like a bad bug bite, but it's rather sore and painful. As far as I can tell, I haven't changed anything in my routine; no new products or environments that I've used or visited. And, though my skin is generally sensitive, I have no allergies. I've always been told to check for lumps around my breast and underarms, because of cancer.
Hiya, I just wanted to let you know you are not alone, I also suffer from this and have been to the doctors so many times agony. It was finally diagnosed by my new doctor and I would advise you google it and go and have a read for your self and maybe go back to your doctor armed with this info, as like I said my doc now is the only one who has given me a proper diagnosis!
Approximately a month ago, I had a lump about the size of a half dollar and swelling in my left armpit with alot of pain. I went into ER and that doc said she felt a mass under the areola and scheduled an ultrasound. Of course I panicked. The ultrasound found nothing though and the pain and swelling were gone after a day or two. I dismissed the "mass" the doc found because I had breast reduction in 1996 and I know there is scar tissue in that area.
I also had a lumpectomy performed back in 2007. Last year in 2010, I had this terrible pain in left breast (opposite breast where I had the lumpectomy). There was green discharge with blood and my armpit was swollen. They gave me antibiotics and it took two rotations, but it went away. Strep, staph and other common infections were ruled out after cultures were done. Soon after I had a sonogram done on armpit and breast and everything seemed fine.
Hi im not sure what this is but i have the same thing for about 2 weeks both my armpits have been really painful and i woke up this morning to a lump about a pea size in my left armpit. Ive been reading that it is most likely to be a build up of deodorant or something like that. i've been advised to not touch it and take off my under arm deodorant at night so the pores can breathe, if it hasn't gone in a week then i will visit the dr.
Hello, An armpit lump refers to enlargement of one or more lymph nodes under the arm. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection . In some cases, over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and warm compresses may be all you need. For more serious cases, treatment of swollen lymph nodes involves treating the underlying cause usually infections. Other possibility is of boils or furuncle. Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus.
I have been getting these large bumps in my armpits for 4 years now. I have a LARGE one in my right armpit now. I am a normal house wife, mother of five great health... I don't get what the deal is... I don't take Tylenol or any other non natural pain killers, I am a healthy person. I only shop at healthy organic food stores. So ladies it is not what you are eating, It is so something else. My husband wants me to go to the doctor to get it drained! I want to let it go down by itself.
just the other day I was using the restroom when I noticed a small lump near my in thigh by my groin. felt a little hard, and i thought it was a zit. but I could not pop it. I have gotten something similar under my armpit, and I left it alone and it went away.
The inflamed skin may lead to secondary infection of the hair follicles in the armpit, resulting in folliculitis, which manifests as lumps under the arm. Lymph nodes around the area may also become swollen because of the infection.This also may appear as lumps. I don't think that taking antibiotics from your sister in-law was a good idea...what works for one person might not work for the other and it could be dangerous taking them when not prescribed by your own doctor.
The abscess can become larger than a ping pong ball. Boils occur in areas where there is hair chafting. the face, neck, armpit, breast, groin, and buttocks are common sites.....then it goes on to treatment with cloth. doesn't mention any serious outcomes like surgery. Thankyou for your information also because now I think i will phone my doctor and ask her if its serious enough for surgery, or just a big pimple?
I have recently experienced stabbing pains in my left armpit upper arm region, could this be an enlarged lymph node or something else ?
my lymphs are swollen in both armpit exact location, they're painless. My doc says its fat, but I never had this before. Is this viral. it's harmless painless lump both armpit. I check the net and only viral causes this.
About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
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