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Cyst under the armpit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi, About 1 and 1/2 weeks ago I found a painful large lump under my armpit. Later that night I fell ill and vomited, and was nauseated for 2 days. The pain in the arm went down and today (A week 1/2 later) there is still a pea size lump there however it is not painful. Should I be worried?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   Hello.
User :   What's your name?
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   has the lump come down in size of is it the same when it first appeared ?
User :   come down
Doctor :   is the skin over the lump pinchable ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you need not worry
User :   What is it
Doctor :   it is the skin condition and will come down in time
User :   Okay is it a Lymp Node
Doctor :   not lymphnode
User :   cyst? what do u think it is
Doctor :   it is the gland of the skin which
Doctor :   has its pore blocked and the secretions retained within it
User :   thank you!
Doctor :   keep the arm pit clean and dry slowly it will dissolve
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthcare magic
User :   thanks
User :   how long
User :   will it take
User :   to go down
Doctor :   3 to 4 weeks
User :   ok great thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
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