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    Old 10-05-2019, 12:02 PM   #1
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    Armpit Lump question

    I have a lump in the center of one armpit that is sore, tender, and irritated. It is about the size of a peanut. If I pinch the loose skin under my armpit with my arm down, the lump is entirely contained within the skin (not attached to the body). I can feel it within the skin folds.

    My question is: Could it be a lymph node? Would a lymph node be within the skin only in the armpit? I have considered that it is a cyst or some type of skin growth, as there was irritation and itching from a deodorant allergy a few weeks ago. However, there is nothing on the surface that looks like a pimple or has redness. If I manipulate it or pinch it to see if it's still there, it just gets more sore and hard. I am waiting for a doctor's appointment but I'd appreciate any input you have! Of course, this worries me with possible lymphoma.

     
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    Re: Armpit Lump question

    A lymph node is usually not floating and detached...my guess is cyst. Simple fluid filled cysts can develop anywhere and the armpit is a common area.
    Your doctor will be able to tell and either drain it, or send you to a dermatologist to do so- easy peasy... chances are it is nothing to worry about!
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    a lymph node is usually not floating and detached...my guess is cyst. Simple fluid filled cysts can develop anywhere and the armpit is a common area.
    Your doctor will be able to tell and either drain it, or send you to a dermatologist to do so- easy peasy... Chances are it is nothing to worry about!
    thank you so much!!

     
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    Old 10-14-2019, 05:03 PM   #4
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    Re: Armpit Lump question

    Seems like a skin growth

     
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    Old 10-15-2019, 08:37 AM   #5
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    Re: Armpit Lump question

    centralcoasting, I used to get very painful, red cysts in my armpits. In one case, it got so big I had to get it drained. They were very painful.

    Until... I found out that the cause was deodorants with aluminum. Since I avoided deodorants with aluminum, I never got another cyst!

    Best of luck.

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