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Painful lump under armpit

i have a lump under my armpit

The skin in the armpit area is extremely soft. Antiperspirants, uncomfortable clothes and shaving may cause appearance of the little wounds. And these wounds are the best place for infection. The result is visiting your doctor and telling him or her – i have a lump under my armpit. The doctor will define the disease: inflammation of the lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), benign tumors (atheroma, lipoma) or sweat glands disorders. Both men and women could get every of these diagnoses. Most of women may find painful lump under armpit during the lactation period or in case of mastitis. Period itself is on the list of the possible causes too.

Most of the tumors is the result of immune system disorders. Benign tumors are usually caused by hygiene rules neglect, allergy for antiperspirants or staphylococcus infection.

I have a lump under my armpit: which doctor should I visit?

i have a lump under my armpit

According to the statistics and some poles women ask doctor “why do i have a lump under my armpit” more often than 20 years ago. It is the result of breast cancer campaign which is active even in our day. But does small lump guarantee that you have cancer or another serious disease? We made a little research and spoke with dermatologist, oncologist and cosmetologist to find out what kind of lump may harm your health the most.


Mary S. came to me and declared: i have a lump under my armpit, is it cancer? She was scared so much, so you started the examination. Fortunately, all her lymph nodes were fine, and the lump seemed to be just a papilloma, so I took her blood for the test, and then send her to the dermatologist and reminded about the importance of the annual breast examination.