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Hard lump, sore to touch, history of enlarged lymph node on neck. Should I worry?

Hi Dr. Grief, I found a hard pea sized lump under my left armpit yesterday. It is sore to the touch and I was wondering if I should be worried. I also have a history of enlarged lymph nodes on my neck that have been checked by my doctors and they have told me that they were enlarged due to infection. FYI, I just received my period yesterday too. Should I worry?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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The hard lump in you armpit is most likely a lymph node. From your description it appears to be a solitary lymph node and autely inflammed. This could be a result of some infection. You have also mentioned about nodes in your neck. As your doctors have also told you, these do not appear to be of serious consequence like tb or lymphoma. Take a course of antibiotics like augmentin 625 mgm thrice a day for 5 to 7 days and a pain killer. The nodes should subside with this otherwise you may have to go in for more investigations like FNAC or excision.
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