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Bump Under The Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

    What is with the irritating bumps under my arms?
    After I shave and after I put on deoderant I get irritating red bumps in my under arms. They hurt and I am terribly embarrased by them! What can I do to prevent them or try and keep them clean.... I guess. I am soon to be turning 13 and I was just wondering if this might just be part of "growing up".

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a allergic reaction just don't use the deodorant
      after your shave at least 2 hours.

    When I shave under my arms (with cream and a new razor) why do I get red little bumps under my arms?
    I do everything you are supposed to do when shaving, like shave in the shower with warm water, use shaving cream, and a double or triple blade razor. Can anyone figure out why I get little red bumps under my arms? Should I use Nair or Veet or something???

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      there are several things that could be causing this reaction. you could be allergic to the actual blade
      you could be allergic to the cream your using
      you could be allergic to the deoderant your using
      ingrown hairs
      if your shaving everyday try shaving only every other day
      i would highly recommend waxing its fairly inexpensive if you just do your underarms, make sure they use a hard wax for your underarms instead of a soft wax (they use strips with the soft) i think you'll really like the results you get with waxing

    How do you get away the bumps under your arm?
    i have these bumps under both of my arms.. right under neath my muscle.
    i think its just dry skin? but i put lotion on everyday... so any help?

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      well i use something called over the bump by bath and body works and after 2 days of using it i saw drastic improvements.Also if your getting these from shaving me and my friends use shaving cream for sensitive skin!

    How can i get rid of this skin under my arms?
    I had these bumps under my arms and it went away and it left a big patch of skin there and it doesn't look like a regular under arm
    does anybody know what kind of stuff i can put under my arm to make it go away cause it looks nasty

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      It sounds like severely dry skin. Try Bag Balm. It's really for cows. I know it sounds wierd, but if the stuff can help severely chapped cow udders, then I can probably help with the skin under your arms. I've tried it because someone recommended it to my mom. It helps with all kinds of skin irritations. It has antibiotics in it as well as other medicine. Sometimes you can find it at pharmacies, because other people use it! Good luck!

    why is there a bump under my arm?
    I have a bump under my arm about the size of a pee and its red/a little browish. it hurts if i touch it. its near the inside art of my armpit on the right side. what do you think it is? im also an 18 year old boy.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a boil or maybe an infected hair folicle. cover it with antibiotic cream and a bandaid.... should start to look better soon.

    My 4 month old golden retriever has red itchy bumps under arms and scratches constantly.What is the cause?
    He scratches and bites and no fleas are present only little red bumps and rash like symptoms under his arms, on his belly, and under his neck. I need answers this is not good. Is it a yeast infection or something else i don't know about?

    • ANSWER:
      Take your pup to a vet, they are best at diagnosing and treating pet skin ailments. A yeast infection is possible because yeast does live in the moist areas but my guess is that this is unlikely. More likely it is fleas, mites, scabies or some other biting critter. Check the base of the tail for signs of fleas. The mites are too small to see so the vet will do a skin scrapping (painless) and look under a microscope. The good news is all these things are treatable. The bad news is that if you don't treat the dog, you may get them next.

    Why do i get red bumps under my arm after i shave?
    I hate wearing sleeve-less shirts because i have all these red bumps and rashes under my arm, and it never like bare. why do i get this, and how do i prevent it?
    tanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor burn and sensitive skin! Use shaving cream for sensitive skin. :)

    What are these bumps under my armpits?
    I noticed I have these bumps under my arm pit and they hurt when I put deodorant on or touch them.. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      i have something similar going on- are you female? because from what i've researched, it can be due to hormones. I have them every month about 8 or 9 days before I start my period and they go away once my period starts. Just to be on the safe side, go to the doctors.

    How do you treat an ingrown hair under your armpit?
    there is a swollen bump under my arm that is about the size of a dime. It is risen up a bit and it hurts severley bad. Words cannot explain how bad it hurts. Everytime i lay my arm down, or something barely hits it, it makes me want to pass out. I've tried alchol, neosporn (pain reliever), and popping it. Please, help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      dont try pooping it you can make it worse an i mean that White tooth paste not gel paste rub it all over it let it let it dry keep it on all night and for cleaning it epsons salt soak it may even poop during the night with the paste so cover it with gause it may take a day or 2 once it poops on its own put persure from the botton to make sure it is drained good luck I know it works use it myself

    Why do I have a painful red bump under my armpit?
    I shaved a few days ago and after there was a red bump under my arm. It has since gotten bigger and is very painful. I was wondering if anyone knows what it is or how to fix it.
    it also hurts really bad when i try to put my arm down to my side or lift it up. thank you all for your answers !

    • ANSWER:
      Razer burn or sweat pimples.. put some powder on ur arm pit

    What is this bump under my skin on my arm?
    So, 6 or 7 years ago I had this bump under my skin on my arm that got pretty big but never surfaced. Finally it went down. About 3 weeks ago it came back but not as big and last night I scratched it lightly and all this blood came gushing out of my arm at the spot where it is. You can't see the hole where the blood came from and you can't see the bump, only feel it. Is it a cyst? A cyst would drain puss.... So annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an abscess. You may need antibiotics, so a visit to the doctor is not a bad idea.

    I have a bump under my arm and im worried?
    I have a bump under my arm not in my armpit but just below it. you can see it and it hurts too the touch any ideas what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Lymph node. Go to the doctor.

    How to treat spots under armpit and other areas?
    For a while i have had some sore and some not so sore red spots and bumps under my arm pit and also around the leg/vagina area,this is rather irritating and really would like to know how to treat them.
    Please help, thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Treat 'em using the arm pit lotion...

      good luck!

    How do I get rid of the painful, red bumps in my armpits?
    After every time I shave, I have these little red bumps under my arms that really, really sting!

    Please help!

    Thanks already.

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible that it may be the deoderant you're using, you may be allergic to it. If its not that, try using a different soap or a different razor.

    how can a swollen gland under the arm be treated?
    i have a friend who has a large bump under her arm , the gland is swollen and very soar , she can't afford medical help or medicne , what can she do .

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    How can I make my underarms smooth and pretty?
    I get all these sensitive bumps under my arms, even if I use shaving cream? I think they may be ingrown hairs. What do I do about them?
    I already use Dove deodorant, unscented for sensitive skin!

    • ANSWER:
      Well if u find out how to make an armpit "pretty" let me know.

    I have little bumps under my breast and under my arms what are they?
    I have small pimple like bumps under my breast and on my arm pits? Every thing I have tried doesnt seam to help. Does any one know what they are and how I can get rid of them?
    They look just like a pimple without the redness. Sometimes I can even pop them like a pimple and that one will go away.

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably just clogged pores since those are hot sweaty spots. try salicylic acid treatments or maybe bath powder to keep dry.

    What can you use to get rid of shaving bumps?
    Whenever I shave I always get shaving bumps under my arms and on my bikini line, I used to ignore it but now I'm very self conscious of raising my arms or wearing swim suits. I've heard of products that get rid of these, but I was wondering what the best product was for both?

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      Benadryl cream/gel/whatever. Or any other generic diphenhydramine for external use. Seriously! Its the most amazing thing it makes extreme razor burn go away. Just use it after you shave or whenever you have those bumps. It might sting a little if you cut yourself while shaving.

      I don't use it under my arms, I feel like it might get in the way of the deodorant but it is the best possible thing for your bikini line.

      You could also use Bikini Zone which has a main ingredient that is another anti-itch medicine but it is more expensive and I haven't tried it so I don't know if it works as well.

    when checking for swollen lyphm glands under. do you raise your arm or hold in a normal position?
    i felt a slight bump under my right arm when raised , but felt the same in left side too ,are they glands or muscle?

    • ANSWER:
      In the doctor's office, it is in the normal position (arms downs) and they attempt to find anything abnormal. I had this done before however I did not feel anything whether arms down or raised. The doctor didn't find anything either. They were looking for tumors in the lymph nodes and finding any swollen lymph nodes under my arms.

      See a doc. It always helps.

      I hope it is nothing serious.

    What's the best way to prevent and get rid of razor bumps?
    Ok so I have been getting lately getting bad razor bumps on my under arms. What is the best way to prevent them and get rid of them?

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    Why is this gold bond powder itching and burning?
    My name is Tiffany and I'm 17 :) I recently switched to Arrid spray deodorant and it gave me a hard bump under one arm and a tender rash. It hurted so bad that I could not even use the shower hose under it. The doctor told me that it's normal and it's because of an allergic reaction to the new deodorant. I just got out the shower and after drying under my arms gently I used Gold Bond Powder. It burns and its cold under there. The burning and cooling is letting up a little. IS THIS NORMAL?

    • ANSWER:
      I get burning from gold bond

    Why is this gold bond powder itching and burning?
    My name is Tiffany and I'm 17 :) I recently switched to Arrid spray deodorant and it gave me a hard bump under one arm and a tender rash. It hurted so bad that I could not even use the shower hose under it. The doctor told me that it's normal and it's because of an allergic reaction to the new deodorant. I just got out the shower and after drying under my arms gently I used Gold Bond Powder. It burns and its cold under there. The burning and cooling is letting up a little. IS THIS NORMAL?

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably allergic to it.

    How do you get rid of a cyst?
    I've had this bump under my arm for a while and I read that it was something called a cyst. The name's all I know, though. How do I get rid of it? Do I pop it like a pimple or is there some kind of medication for it? I'm worried that this is something serious.

    • ANSWER:
      The cyst is hard right? The only way to get rid of it is to get it drained by a doctor, meaning to have it drained using a injection. I have one on my back and I tried to pop it too, but trust me, it doesnt work. The cyst is not serious, it won't harm you. But if your irritated by it, you can just have it drained by the doctor. I heard that it doesn't really hurt, but I can't really feel mine, so I just left it alone. Hope this helps

    Do you know what might cause bumps under the skin?
    My husband has about five bumps under his skin on his arm and stomach area. They are about the size of a dime and you can feel them when you press down on his skin. There is no discoloration and he says they don't hurt or itch or anything. They kind of feel like he has a marble (but smaller) under the skin. Any idea on what these could be?
    By the way - he is going to see a doctor, but I was just curious if anyone knew what it might be before he goes in a week.

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't it could be anything...really..
      I mean there are so many kinds of bumps under skin
      I hope it's not dangerous what ever it is....
      Best Wishes!

    I have bumps under my arms from Certain Dri. How do I get rid of them?
    I use this roll-on anti-perspirent because I sweat a lot under my arms. It caused little red bumps to appear. Is there any kind of moisturizer or something that will help the bumps to disappear? Thanks!
    I have to use this antiperspirant though because I sweat under my arms a lot, and nothing else works to make it stop.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the ingredients irritated your skin. A little hydrocortisone cream will reduce the bumps.
      Chuck it out and look for a hypoallergenic brand of deoderant.

    What are these painful bumps under my arms?
    I have these big painful pumps under my arm that come and go.Could it be the deodorant I'm using or a problem with me shaving in that area? What could be the problem and how could I fix it? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      they could be cysts. Stop shaving for a while.. and see if it goes away for good. If it comes back and you haven't been shaving, then it might be something else.

      I had the same problem, and believe it or not it was something I was eating. (carb overload)

      Change the way you eat... more healthier options. If you are already, kudos!

    My cats lower left side is a little swollen?
    He has a small bump under his arm pit. And then on his lower left side I'm not sure if its hurting him I touched the small bump he didnt react then touch the swollen part he just went limp and laid on his right side. He was outside at my parents but now he's an inside cat again here. I'm figuring he got in some fights and probably is not getting the nutriention he needs. Makin him take an easy he still jumps and whatnot too. Want to take him to the vet when I get caught up in work.
    He's about five years old.

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to see the veterinarian, preferably as soon as time and money allow. Small bumps can be harmless, but they can also be symptoms of something much more serious, such as cancer. Only a veterinarian can rule these things out.

    How can you get rid of razor bumps under your arms?
    I shave under my arms every day with gilette dry skin formula.
    maybe its because i shave them every day, they become irritated.
    any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      shaving every day is too frequent. Give it a rest for a few days.

      Use a good gel and a good multiblade razor. Keep the area you are shaving wetted by wiping the area over and over with your hand while shaving.

      Use as little pressure as you can.

      rinse the razor frequently while shaving.

      when done, wash thoroughly and apply a neosporin, triple antibiotic type of cream to the shaved area.

      Everyone's skin is different. But by backing off and shaving less frequently, figuring out what works for you, you will be able to figure out what works best, frequency of shaving etc.


    How do you know when a girl is old enough or ready to start wearing deoderant?
    My daughter is 7 and has been getting little red bumps under her arms. Sweat bumps I believe.

    • ANSWER:
      When body odor hit, start using it. Some kids may need it at 8, others at 11.

    Does the one have to do with the others?
    I had an infected hair bump under my left arm and I just got rid of it a few weeks ago. It then spread down to my left body side and then it spread down to my hip. I'm getting another one under my left arm again and also on my hip. It has only affected the left side of my body. But now my hands and feet sometimes have a burning itching feeling. Does this have anything to do with my boils?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be the infection seeking a way out of your body.

      you might try scrubbing your skin in a hard, dry brush like a backscratcher or a loofah. i've read that it's a common practice of those who are fasting or going through detoxes. it helps the body to rid itself of toxins and infections faster for some reason.

    what is the fastest way to get rid of razon bumps?
    i have really bad razon bumps under my arms
    and i have stopped shaving but after 3days of not shaving my under arms i have to shave cuz i dont like the little hairs and whatever i do they dont go away!! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You could try using shaving gel, or hair removal cream.
      Shaving gel makes the shave less irritated and keeps the skin calmer. Use a tiny bit of it and it should be okay.
      Hair removal cream is easy to use, things such as Nair are good. Just follow the instructions carefully.
      You put a little bit of it on the hairy(lol) area, and leave it on for the reccomened time( which says on the container) Leave it on and after a while test a small area to see if it comes off, by washing it away with water, and if it comes off then you can proceed to wash the rest off.
      It's fast, easy and painless.
      Good Luck :)

    What is the large red bump under my dogs front leg?
    Underneath my dogs front leg there is a large bump. Last week he had a hotspot under his arm that had a lot of pus. I applied a treatment and the puss and redness went away but this morning I noticed a small lump under his arm and it has gotten bigger. I would take him to the vet but they're closed for the week. What could this lump be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be irritation. Sometimes lumps appear because of the way they lay/sit, etc.

    I recently discovered a female African dwarf frog "hugging" a supposed male, is this normal behavior?
    The male does have white bump under his arms, this has happened before but it was another male hugging him. Maybe my frogs are just confused.

    • ANSWER:
      Amplexus...male "hugs" the female and mates...female drags him on her back for a couple of days.

      If you have both males then it is probably confusion. Not sure about African Dwarf Frogs, but some african frog varieties can change sex in an same sex situation.

      One way to check is to see if you end up with tadpols soon.

      The links below may answer your question and many others about Dwarf African Frogs....has helped me understand the one I have.

      Good Luck!

    How do i get rid of this bump?
    there is a big red bump under my arm. how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try putting ice on it, that should help with the swelling. Other than that, be patient! :D Good luck.

    Is it fairly common these days for men to shave their under arms?
    To be quite honest, I have been shaving my under arms for 2 years now. I love how it feels with no hair and my under arms smell much better. Call me girly man if you want but I am not girly or metro sexual at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Its completely normal to want that sexy on-screen star body celebrity males have. Mostly all of the hottest men have hairless bodies, and women love this hunky look. Shaving is one easy way to rid yourself of hair, best the most efficient and long lasting is waxing. It may hurt a little but its well worth it. You can purchase wax almost anywheres, and it eliminates dark shadows and pesky red bumps. Shaving is still a great way to do it though and there are plenty men removing hair this way. It shows you care about your appearance which is what most girls are looking for. It doesn't make you meterosexual or weird whatsoever. Honestly, you should get more guys into hair removal! :)

    How can I get rid of my shaving bumps?
    I get really bad shaving bumps/spots under my arms.
    What can I do to get rid of them?
    Ive tried Tendskin which just dried them out, not using deodorant and steroid creams.
    Can anyone help?

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    how do you get rid of razor burn under your armpits?
    i have really bad bumps of razor under my arm pits from shaving. i can't stop shaving because that's gross and i play sports so i need to shave. i just need to get rid of the razor burn.

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you wash your armpits with a sponge or washcloth before you shave. It removes any old deodorant. + use shaving cream to reduce ingrown hair.

    how do you get rid of rash/ ingrown hairs in you arm pits?
    i get little bumps under my arms i think caused from shaving or deoderant but i use a sharp rasor everytime it keeps happening and is painful! any remedies?!

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      Use a Body wash exfoliant a few times a week. Also using a deodorant for sensitive skin wouldn't be too bad. I wouldn't recommend waxing if you're skin is already susceptible to ingrowns and rashes. I know sometimes when i've used a brand new razor, it seems to do more harm than good, so try running the blades through a wax candle or something that can 'blunt-en' it a little bit (don't forget to clean the blade after).

    Is it normal to feel your lymph nodes under your arms?
    Whenever I rub my arms where my triceps are, I feel a bunch of tiny bumps under my skin. Are these my lymph nodes? I mean I've always been able to feel them and my mom's the same way, but I didn't know if it's normal.

    • ANSWER:
      yes...and normal too

    How do you make underarm razor bumps go away?
    O.k i have been shaving the armpits(because i am a girl and hate underarm hair)
    But most times i get like red bumps in the folds...creases of my underarm. Not even the whole area.
    One of them are big but there is nothing inside no whitehead nothing just a red bump.
    How do i get rid of this...i know i probably should stop shaving. but i can't go get it waxed with
    rows of red bumps under my arms... it's so embarrassing please help. and no rude comments please...

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      Make sure you don't use a dull razor when you shave, and use lots of soap or shave gel. It's possible you just have very sensitive skin, in which case you should probably just get waxed by a professional. When you do that, the hair grows back finer and thinner each time till you're left with barely nothing!

    Should i be worried about a small lump in my under arm?
    I have a bump in the middle of my under arm, kind of like a zit but it doesn't pop and it's sore. it's about the size of a garbanzo bean. it's mostly under the skin with a tiny bump i can feel on top of the skin. I'm scared could this be something serious or is it just a sweat gland?

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      I experienced like what you did. Trust me, for a peace of mind... better check with your doctor.
      You will gain better perspective on what it is,.. much better than guessing.

      Last time, in my experience... it's only some abscess due to hormonal inbalance... nothing to do and it soon disappear.

      Hope it's not something serious. Better check immediately.

    Can you get a stye anywhere other than your eye?
    I have this bump under my arm which feels just like a stye- painful and all- but I dont know if it really is one. Anybody know what it can be? A painful cyst perhaps?
    Well its not red or swollen or anything, but its under my skin. It doesnt come to the surface or anything. There is another one under my arm but it doesnt hurt as much. And I also have one on my upper thigh...

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      Is it red? Swollen?Hot? Under your armpit or elsewhere?Need more info.Could be a boil.

    How do get rid of razor burn?
    I have red bumps in my under arms ever side I started shaving, they don't go away. It think its razor burn so how do I get rid of it?

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      Always shave in the direction of the hair growth,not against it.This won't happen if you follow this method.cheers.

    Can you tell me what is on my back and under my arm?
    I get these bumps under my left arm. They start out looking like a zit, but they get real big and irritated. Puss and blood leaks out of them. Now I have one on the left side of my back.What are they and how do I stop them? Should I be worried? Please help!

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      they are called cysts
      put cyst in search at this site

    what is it called when you have little bumps all over your body?
    my son has allergies to alot of things but he has small bumps all under his arms and on the back and arms. They constantly itch and most of the bumps are close together making it look like one big patch. They are red. and swell up . What could it be?

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      Maybe eczema.

      Is it on the opposite side of the elbow, opposite side of the knee?

      Hives is plausible too.

    what can help someone who has a bump under their arm?
    what can help someone who has a bump under their arm?

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      What kind of bumps, like ingrown hair. I dont know .
      But i heard of couple persons who had actual bumps like under the arm, under the skin.
      Which went away after a while. You should go to the doctor. Just incase it's something else.
      Like cancer or tumor.

    Which razor should I try for shaving my bikini area and under arms?
    I'm trying to a find razor that will give me a closer shave than a regular women's razor. I have tried many but my bikini area and under arms are never smooth. I also tried waxing..very time consuming,painful,messy but not very satisfying. Someone suggested that I should use men's double-edged safety razor as it might give me smoother bikini area and under arms. If I do for men's which brand should I pick? I have not tried Gillette Venus razor for women, is it good?

    • ANSWER:
      don't shave!! that's like the worst thing you can do for your hairs/skin!! do yourself a favor, get it waxed...just have a professional do it. the results of having a non-trained/experienced person do it usually leads to lots of itchiness, redness, ingrown hairs, bruising/tearing of the skin, and scarring. when you go see a wax lady, you might get some redness, possibly some bumps here and there, but they will go away within a few hours or so.

      my personal experience, i have been waxing most of my body, including the butt and brazilian, and have noticed that the hairs come back shorter, finer, more sparse, and take longer to grow out with each waxing session...these waxings i have been doing for several years and have noticed a SIGNIFICANT difference!!! =)

      whenever I get all those areas waxed it the bill comes out a little over 0 plus tip....keep in mind i am a guy which explains the higher price. i live in Odenton, Maryland so I am not sure about the price in your area. you may wanna check out phone books for that.

      with most body hair waxing, when you go to a wax session generally you want to make sure that the hairs are no shorter then a quarter inch, but no longer then half an inch. this will help the wax to fully grip the hairs and it's less painful when the hairs are shorter! however, because you are waxing your armpits and bikini area, the waxing lady should have a specialized wax for those extra short hairs and sensitive area :)

      regarding the pain, it hurts at first, but not as much with each additional waxing session. the pain level for your first time will probably be an 8...next time a 6, than 4, maybe 2, and just 1they will have creams. its much better to wax though since the results are long term and your skin will be baby soft/smooth for a long time, way over a month =)

      after waxing a few times some hairs will stop growing back, however, for permanent results you may wanna try laser hair removal. after the first session i noticed that in some areas the hair did not grow back at all!! try it if you would like, its gonna cost ya a pretty penny, but its painless and the results last forever. because each persons' skin type is different you may have to get multiple treatments for all hair to be gone. on average you need 5 to 6 treatments. having laser hair removal done is a VERY patient, but rewarding process. if you do not have the patience for it, or don't stick to the laser hair removal plan/treatment timelines, than it will be ineffective.

      thanks for reading :)


    What are these little red painful bumps under my armpit?
    i recently had chlamydia and tooke azithromycin for treatment but the same night got little red bumps under my armpits and were painful and couldnt put my arms down they have subsides now but still can feel the lumps a little bit what can they be?

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    Swollen bump under my left arm pit... is this a cancerous growth, an infection or what?
    I have a swollen bump under my left arm pit and I don't know if this is an infection, a blood clot, a mosquite bite, a cancerous growth or a tumour...

    What do you think this is? Is this common? Should I be worried?

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      you desperately need to get this checked out right away! it could range from something small & harmless to something as serious as lymphnotic cancer.
      lymphnotic cancer (sorry if the spellings dodgy!) is cancer of the lymphnodes, which trigger sweat etc...
      i know that people diagnosed with breast cancer have to have a lymphnode biopsy to chech for lumps in the lymphnodes.
      but, it is rear, so dont get too frightened! it could just be a slight irritation to deodorant! i would highly reccomend seieng someone about this & also typing your symptoms into a search engine, you never know, research might lead you too the root! i am sincerely sorry if this scares you, but please go & see someone! good luck!

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