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Painful lump in the underarm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
User :   I have a small lump in my underarm area that is a little painful and just wondering what all it could be
User :   it will pop up and then go away and then come back after a while
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   since when you are noticing this?
Doctor :   what is the approx size?
User :   the first time it came up was about a year ago
Doctor :   its on 1 side or both the sides?
Doctor :   it gradually increased?
User :   its on the left side
Doctor :   in arm pit area?
User :   yes
Doctor :   it can be a lipoma mass or lymph node mass
Doctor :   so you have cough?
User :   no cough
Doctor :   your age and occupation?
User :   i am 20 and no job at this time
Doctor :   k do u have any other masses in the body?
User :   no
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   yes
Doctor :   it needs an test to be done
Doctor :   after the report i can tell you the exact diagnosis and treatment
Doctor :   just for now take 1 pain killer tablet
User :   okay
User :   i was wondering if it could just be a sweat gland or something of that sort
User :   ?
Doctor :   i will tell whether it needs an surgery or can be suppressed by medication
Doctor :   is there an hair on it?
User :   yes
Doctor :   what is the approx size?

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