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What does a small lump in your armpit mean?

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Over night a small round smooth, ball shaped, formed in my armpit tender to touch.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Axillary abscess

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Considering your description this is axillar abscess which is localized supurative infection of sweat glands in armpit. At this point you should put cold compresses and take nonsteroid painkillers and antibiotic. If there is rapid growth then it should be surgically drained by incision. Wish you good health. Regards
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