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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: http://healthy-family.org/caryn/59 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. what is the regular body mass for a five three 11 year old

A1Here is a website that can help you calculate your childs body mass index(BMI). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index

You cant always go by what those charts say though, because according to them I am overwieght. I'm 5'10 and I weigh 176 lbs and i am far from overweight. I would say that as long as your child is healthy and you can see that your childs weight isn't causing them problems then all is well. Hope this helps.
A2There isn't an exact weight for a child at this young age. It depends on a lot of different things. Here is a nice website that may help:
http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/fat_thin.html

Q. What are the different type of breast lumps...

what are the different type of breast lumps being confused by many as breast cancer and what are their symptoms?
ALumps i.e. the thickened area are formed when the tissues of the breast undergoes some changes. These changes are of two types that is benign (non-cancerous) conditions or cancer. A benign breast condition can be mistaken as cancer. Most of benign symptoms are the same as those seen in breast cancer but a cancer will be hard and a firm solid lump. Common type of lumps are:

1) General lump – which are like nodules and they may come and go soon.
2) Abscess lump – also called cyst are fluid fill sacs and may be due to infection.
3) Adenomas – abnormal growth of tissues, like fibroadenomas , it’s a benign tumor.
4) Atypical hyperplasia – fast growing abnormal cells
5) Blood clots – some time blood clot in the vein is mistaken for lumps and as cancer even.

Q. i have a lump in my earlobe that keeps getting bigger within the past few days. its pretty big now.

AI didn't understand if it's in both earlobes or just one of them. If it's in both- could it be you're using earrings that cause irritation? Nikel containing earring are known to cause contact dermatitis and can cause the earlobe to swell. If it is one sided or has nothing to do with earrings, it could be a small infection and you should see a doctor, to decide the proper cream or treatment to apply on it.

Q. Lump in the breast!

Hi buddy! My gf is 30. For the past 3 months she is feeling something hard, marble like and lumpy in her breast which moves within its own place. I don't get on with her GP so don't want to go about this lump. Is there anywhere in UK where I can take her and have a mammogram and pay?
A1Hi. Where I live we have a NHS mobile mammogram unit (kinda like a mobile home) that travels around the county. It's completely free to go and you don't need an appointment. You just drop in. I've never been but i'm pretty sure my mother has and it's all very easy. I don't know where you live (I'm in Essex, UK) but this might be worth looking into.
A2I allway say(BE SURE)I dont understand why people try to self diagnose them selves,when it comes to a disease like breast cancer,(yes)most cancer in young women are (benign)if she doesnt like her DR,she can always get a second opinion--Breast cancer is the #1 killer of women in the (USA).Cancer cells can spread to any part of the body,but it takes time,thats why it is emportant to make sure your lump is benign an not cancerous--good luck--mrfoot56
A3Make sure she doesnt consume caffeine (no soda, or coffee) as this may make it heart a bit. The same happens to my wife. She had to get them removed. I would go to a doctor and check it first. Check in google and see if you can find one. Or open up the yellow pages.

Q. My mom had her lump removed and still she is undergoing many tests.. why?

My mom had her lump removed and still she is undergoing many tests ……..why so many tests are taken ……Is there any problem yet?
AThese are known as monitoring tests. These tests are taken to know that the therapies are working well and they are also used to check the recurrence of cancer.

Q. I had found a lump during self breast examination.why is the lump growing?

) I am 23 years old. I had found a lump during self breast examination. I didn’t have pain in my breast. I went to the doctor for checkup. Many tests were done and no treatment is prescribed. No medicines were given. I suddenly found that the lump had almost doubled in size a month after my check with the doctor. They had previously told me that I do not have breast cancer. If that’s the case, why is the lump growing?
AA breast cancer can double in a month in some younger women. But its occurrence is very less. And your doctor had made it clear that you do not have a breast cancer. Some infection can also cause lumps. Lumps in breast can also be formed because of fat and blood vessels. There are chances that it may be fibro adenoma. This also grows like a tumor. No treatment is given as it can reduce in size but if it increases then it have to be removed by a surgery. So you must meet your doctor.
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