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Numbness and soreness of the lump in the armpit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Hi! I have a lump in my armpit and my right arm has been really numb and sore especially near the elbow.. i also have had headaches
User :   just wondering what it could possibly be?
Doctor :   Since when are you having this lump?Is there any other symptom present? Also may i know your age?
User :   I just noticed not too long ago. I'm 19 years old. my appetite seems to be off also
Doctor :   Do you have any fever, sore throat. weight loss? Is the numbness present continuously?
User :   My throat was sore last week, but only for a day or two. I havent noticed any weight loss, i seem to get full faster but am hungry not long again after i eat idk it's werid! the numbness seems to come and go
Doctor :   Is the lump painful? Do you smoke or take alcohol?
User :   the lump is irritated. No i do not smoke. Yes I drink
Doctor :   There are many cause of lump in the armpit as they are due to enlarged nodes and can be due to various causes as infection, lymphadenitis, any benign cyst, Tuberculosis etc.
Doctor :   It needs proper examination and also corelation with other symptoms, also the lump may require investigations like Biopsy to see the cause so i will advise you to get it examined it once.
Doctor :   Since i am not examining it and cannot see the size, consistency and shape of it and this is required in this case.
Doctor :   I will advise you to get it examined once.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   okay thank you for your information. Do you think it is serious.. or just bad health? I guess i havent been the healthiest lately.. my sleeping habits are off and so on. I also have noticed hair loss. I am mostly concerned with my sore/numb arm though.. any ideas as to what that could be?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Since numbness is present there and it indicates that it needs attention. Also it cannot be commented like that. A such just bad health cannot grow the lump
Doctor :   Kindly do not ignore it.
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