Patient discussion about axilla

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Q. A lump in my armpit

Hi, Last week after the shower I found a small painful lump in my right groin. I went to see a doctor and he prescribed me some antibiotics. I’ve been taking it for 5 days and the lump is still there. I’m 31, usually healthy and work-out in the gym regularly, don’t smoke or use drugs and don’t take any medications. Is that dangerous? Should I go and see another doctor?
A1What you describe sounds like enlarged lymph node. The first diagnosis that’s suspected in such case is an infection that makes it painful. The antibiotics you take need several more days to act, so currently it doesn’t sound suspicious. If the lump persist, it’d be wise to consult you doctor
A2Are you suffering from one or more very sore red cyst-like lumps under your arm pit? Well, it may be Lymphadenitis. If you are in a lot of pain right now and can’t get an immediate appointment with your doctor, there is one very simple treatment you can do that may just make that nasty lump go away. Start taking increased doses of vitamin E supplements. Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant and a fat soluble vitamin with no known toxicity. It may just make that nasty lump go away within 24 to 48 hours, before you even get into that doctor’s appointment that you may have already scheduled. For full article: Hope this helps.

A3Well, if the doctor prescribed you antibiotics it means he thinks this lump is an abcess or caused by infection. Sometimes one antibiotic is not enough to make an abcess go away and I think you need to go back to your doctor, and have him take another look, think maybe you need a different antibiotic and also maybe he will try and open it in order to drain it.

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer.

I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.
A1there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.
A2If your mammogram has shown of no lumps then you can relax as there is nothing to worry. Though lumps will also form due to any infection or any swelling in the lymph nodes. These lumps will not be seen in the mammogram. I think because of this reason your doctor had given you some medicines.
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