Lump in armpit ingrown hair

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Avatar f tn I have a small lump in my armpit and it feels like its bruised.. any ideas what it is??? Its pretty small and tender.
Avatar f tn At about 6 p.m. today I noticed a lump in my armpit. It is about the size of a penny and when I try to squeeze the lump it is slightly malleable (it stays a bit deformed and dented before slowly resuming its original shape). It is tender to touch. I am 15 and my mother says that it is probably and ingrown hair or pimple and that in a few days she will help me pop it, but I am worried.
Avatar m tn Hello, for a few weeks i have developed a pea size lump on my right armpit. it is not right under the armpit but it is right beside the area. it is noticeable but not painful, also it is not reddened but just the same as my skin colour. im in good health i believe and only fourteen at the moment, i'm not sure what to do, do you have an idea of what this lump may be and what should i do about it. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Are you male or female (Im not going to your links) a lump in armpit could be 1. a cyst, a boil an ingrown hair, an enlarged lymph node or a tumor Most likely at your age one of the first 3 .
Avatar n tn Dear chrissy66: A lump in the armpit could be many different things. It could be a simple as an ingrown hair that has become inflamed. You do not mention your age or risk factors for breast cancer, so I will assume average risk. If the lump becomes hard, or does not begin to go away in the next several days, you should see your doctor.
Avatar n tn I sometimes get a lump in my armpit, but it goes away after a few days and then it could be months until I have another one.It is in the upper part of my armpit and sometimes the area will even be red around the area. I do feel some soreness around the area sometimes, but not all the time. I've read that sometimes a lump in the armpit can have something to do with breast cancer. I was never too concerned about it until a friend of mine found a lump in her breast and I read up on breast cancer.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn while on vacation in Mexico, I found a small (less than .5 cm) lump in my armpit... just to the side of my breast... it feels somewhat rubbery and moves very freely. I have called my Gyn. (about 4 weeks ago) and she told me to quit caffeine (I cut down to one cup of green tea a day but couldn't quit totally (headches!) and take vit. e. She told me to call her after my next period and tell her if it's changed. I plan on calling her as me period just ended and it's still there unchanged.
Avatar f tn I'am 26 years old I have had this lump in my left armpit for many years. I canno't see the lump (not like a pimple or ingrown hair), it is under the skin. You can only know there is a lump if you feel the area. The left armpit is also larger than the right, I'm guessing from the lump inside. (when you wear a bra..the fat that tends to stick out at the corner of your armpit..the left it sticks out a lot more). Like I said I have had this for years.
Avatar f tn HI, I'm a 23 year old female. I have had a small pea-sized lump in my left armpit for... a long time. I really can't remember for how long I've had it now, it could be as much as a year, or as little as 4 months. At first I though it was just an ingrown hair from shaving/waxing and as I do for other bumps of this kind, I've been waiting for a sign of the hair to surface or a 'whitehead' so to speak, to form so that I could clear it out with a needle if it didn't go on it's own.
Avatar n tn If it were an infection, one would suspect the infection would be closer to the arm. A kidney infection would not likely cause a single lump in an armpit. If this lump sticks around, you should have it evaluated by a breast specialist. Depending on your age and risk factors, the doctor may also recommend a mammogram.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anyone could tell me what eles beside a infection or cancer could cause a lump in your armpit? I had a sergeon tell me it was a tendon or a ligiment, But I know whatever it is, Its definitly pinching a nerve cause I have shooting pains in my shoulder I cant lift any thing heavy with that arm and some time it throbs with a weird kind of pain that I know is not a muscle. The other day at work my pinky and ring fingers went numb for a long time.
Avatar n tn Later that evening, I could feel a pain in that area and assumed it was an ingrown hair. Though no lump was visible, I could feel one beneath the skin. The next day the lump turned red and had a line that bisected it (not to sound graphic, but it resembled a woman's vagina.) My armpit became extremely painful and the pain has persisted and elevated since then. I have not noticed much of a change in the appearance of the lump, either.
Avatar n tn about 3weeks a day after i shavbed under my arms i noticed what i thought was just an ingrown hair it was sore an irritable then next day another in my other armpit same results but after a day it didnt hurt but now 3 weeks later they are still there im worried i dont know what it is and im afraid to find out i have no insurance, and im on a very tight budget i dont work the hubby does so cant afford to see doc i dont know what to do not sure if its serious or what they dont hurt now but im
Avatar f tn A little over a month ago, a lump started growing in my left armpit. It was hot, tender, painful, and eventually about the width of a quarter. About a week later, it started decreasing in size, until it shrunk to about the size of a dime. By then it was no longer hot or painful, barely noticeable. Then at about 3 weeks it began growing again, not painful, but noticeably larger. After a few days, it started shrinking again. As of right now, it is currently increasing in size, but not extremely.
Avatar f tn Im a 24 yr old female, normally healthy and active. I have a lump in my armpit the size of a large marble. I noticed it 4 days ago and thought it was just an ingrown hair. I can't find a hair and its been getting larger and more painful every day. I tried to pop it, but it wouldn't pop, only made it more sensitive. It's underneath the skin, is hot and throbbing, and the surrounding skin has become sensitive.
Avatar n tn I also have had a condition for about two years that sounds like both the ingrown hair and the boil issue. The ingrown hair spots are always hard and purplish and painful, they seem to "fill up" and then reduce several times before finally something comes out. Lately I've noticed several black, course hairs coming out of the scars of the previous sites. I even had a two inch hair growing out of my shoulder, randomly. I am horrified by how ugly they are and the scars I am left with.
550509 tn?1214925164 I woke up this morning and noticed that i have a lump in my, 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?
Avatar f tn I had this too! It went away in a week or so. I thought it was an ingrown hair but it pop or ooz or anything. Just went away.
Avatar n tn is a small painless red pea sized lump in the armpit a concern if it feelsmovable in my fingers?
Avatar f tn I'am 26 years old I have had this lump in my left armpit for many years. I canno't see the lump (not like a pimple or ingrown hair), it is under the skin. You can only know there is a lump if you feel the area. The left armpit is also larger than the right, I'm guessing from the lump inside. (when you wear a bra..the fat that tends to stick out at the corner of your armpit..the left it sticks out a lot more). Like I said I have had this for years.
Avatar n tn Last night while bathing I found a pea sized knot in the center of my right armpit. This has me very worrried. I am currently on my period so i am hoping maybe that is the cause. I had a mamogram roughly 2 years ago that came back normal. Should I be conserned???
Avatar n tn Dear df: This lump could be a variety of things, from an ingrown hair or abcess. It is unlikely, at your age, that this is breast cancer. Your doctor, after examining you and reviewing your history, may be able to diagnose the problem. However, the only way to know for sure is to biopsy. Since the lump can be felt, it may be possible to do a needle biopsy. In some cases, though, it may be easier to remove the lump entirely.
Avatar n tn i was giving my self an exam and found a small lump under my armpit . this lump feels close to the skin and is very sore to the touch and feels every close to touching the lump nodes that fallow into the breast its about an inch around. Could this be cancer , an ingrown hair from shaving more, or is this just my body not liking this attention that its getting in that area?
Avatar n tn the only way i can discribe it now is it looks like a wart i tried to squeeze it again and doing so the spot/lump looks it is coming away from my skin in one it looks like it is attatch deep inside like roots or some thing and im affraid that if pull to much the whole thing will come out leaving a big hole and bleeding i am quite worried now and have a fear of going to the doctors.any advise would be extremly greatfull.
Avatar f tn 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.