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Have had a hard lump under armpit. Started feeling pain. Should I be worried?

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I have had a hard lump under my armpit for about to weeks. Tonight I had a pain in it so felt and now there is a raised vain running from the lump in my armpit down my inner arm. should I be worried?
Posted Sun, 14 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 2 hours later
Hi dear,

Thanks for writing in.

The lump can be lymph node/lipoma/sebaceous cyst
Also i would like to know-

how is the overlying skin ?normal/ reddish/ movable /fixed/any punctum or opening?

How is the swelling soft /cystic/hard?

Does it move from side to side?

Also do you have fever or any other symptom?

Can u upload good quality photos of the affected area?

Answer the above questions to help you better.


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