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Bump under skin of armpit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help u
User :   hi
User :   im a 25 year old male
Doctor :  
ok
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please proceed with your query
User :   and i noticed yesterday that i have a pea size bump under my skin under my armpit
User :   it doesnt hurt
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is that bad?
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i will help u in this
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can i ask few Q
User :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have any pain
User :   the bump?
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or redness over that area
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
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any discharge or pus
User :   no
User :   its like a lymp node or somthin
User :   its under the skin
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ok
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do yu have any fever
User :   no
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is it only one
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or multiple
User :   i can only feel one
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ok
User :   like pea size
User :   maybe alittle smaller
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ok
User :   is it cancer?
Doctor :   no way
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its not a cancer
User :   ok
User :   i thought that cancer the lymp nodes dont hurt
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not to worry
Doctor :   AAAAAAA
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be cool and relaxed
User :   so what could it be
Doctor :   none of the symptoms go for cancer
User :   ok
User :   well there is one more thing
User :   i forgot that scared me abou tit
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it can be just a lymph node enlargement
User :   on thata same side
User :   i have gynecomastia
Doctor :   lymph nodes is not only in cancer
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they can also occur in any infections
User :   ts like really minor
User :   like not that noticiable
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so just a lymphnode cant me a cancer
User :   but i still have it
Doctor :  
ok
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regarding gynecomastia
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is it in one breast or both
User :   one side
User :   ive had it since i was like 17
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he checked prolactin levels
User :   which were normal
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so he concluded it was just asymettry
User :   that was like 2 years ago
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ok
User :   but i worry that maybe that and the node are related or somthing
Doctor :  
ok
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how is the hair development in axillary or under arm
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or armpit
User :   normal
User :   same as the other side
Doctor :  
ok
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how is the erection of penis
User :   fine
User :   totally normal
Doctor :  
how is the ejaculation of the sperms
Doctor :   ok
User :   fine
User :   like i said
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development of hair in pubic region
User :   totally develped
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ok
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your secondary sexual characters are fine
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and well developed
User :   yep
User :   im totally normal except for that part
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do yu have any swelling or node enlargement in groin
User :   no
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ok
Doctor :   is the enlarged breast painful
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   did you do any biopsy testing of the enlarged breast
User :   no
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any family history of cancers
User :   the doctor said that wasnt nessesary
User :   he said if it got any bigger to let him now
User :   but he never did
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did you do any ultrasound scanning of breast
User :   no
User :   theres no lumps either
Doctor :   ok
User :   and im 25 also
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has the size of the breast increased or remained same
User :   same
Doctor :  
ok
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then no need to worry
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the warning symptoms in breast are
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1. pain full
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2. increased size
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3. bloody discharge
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4. or pus in the breast
User :   ive had none of those
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as the prolactin levels are normal
Doctor :   neither the breast size is increased
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then the other possibilities are very less
User :   so do u think that lymph node and it are related?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :  
the lymph node and its relation to gynecomastia is very less
User :   ok
User :   do u think its possible i could have breast cancer?
Doctor :   do yu have a family history of breast cancer
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or any other cancer
User :   i think my great grandma had it
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ok
User :   my dad side has a fam history of colon
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so ideal for you is to go for following investigations
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1. Ultrasound scanning of the breast
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both the breast
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2. if ultrasound reveals any abnormality then go for FNAC biopsy
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this will guide us for further treatment
User :   what is ur first thought of what it could be
Doctor :  
as your prolactin levels are normal
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there is no symptoms of breast enlargement
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the chances of breast cancer is less
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but the lymphnode swelling and the family histroy
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cautions me
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and i advice you to rule out breast cancer
User :   what about my age
Doctor :  
its to rule out, not the diagnosis
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yes i agree age is 25
Doctor :   male breast cancer has no age bar
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if any abnormality is detected then we can treat it at a early stage
Doctor :   if the condition matures the treatment options will be few
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so ideal is to go for those investigations
User :   ok
User :   thank you
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Is there any thing else i can help you with
User :   thad be it
Doctor :  
first be relaxed AAAAAAA
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not to worried
User :   ok
Doctor :  
will expect the good results only
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i will wish you the same for better and good health
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please fill the feed back form
User :   how do they do that breast thing
User :   the ultrasound?
User :   is it like a mamogram or somthing?
Doctor :  
i will help u in this
Doctor :   mammogram is X-ray of the breast
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but ultrasound is the scanning of the breast
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X-ray involves the radiations
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but the ultrasound does not have radiations
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first will go for simple procedure
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if any abnormality in this
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then further procedures can be done
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Hi are you there
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I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, we are available 24/7 please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
User :   hi
User :   i have a question
User :   how can u tell the difference between a cyst and an enlarged lymph node
User :   are lymph nodes deeper?
Doctor :   ok
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i will help uin this
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cyst is a sac which is collected with fluis
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fluids
User :   more by like palpation
User :   like i have a small pea size lump
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its soft
User :   right under he skin
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rubbery a
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some times red, fluid can be pus in it
Doctor :  
its not under the skin
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its over the skin
User :   so if its under the skin is it a lymph?
Doctor :  
yes it more towards lymph node
User :   do they have cysts under the skin
Doctor :  
cysts can be under the skin
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but they are very rare
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the size of the cyst is bigger usually so it pops out on the skin
User :   ihave a pea shape one right under the skin
User :   armpit
Doctor :  
its more towards lymph node swellin
User :   it doesnt hurt
User :   is that bad?
Doctor :  
is most of the lymph nodes are painless intially
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they become painful only in later stage
User :   do i have cancer?
Doctor :  
only investigations can say
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so if you go for investigations
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like complete blood test
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ultrasound scanning or FNAC biopsy
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can say whehter its cancer or not
Doctor :  
I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, we are available 24/7 please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
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