Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

I had a lump on arm and back, kindly help me

I had a lump the size of a quarter on the under side of my arm that I decided to cut off. It was full of gray grit and smelled bad I am now getting one on my back that seems to be growing larger can you tell me what this is. thank you
Asked On : Sat, 17 Jul 2010
Answers:  2 Views:  223
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM...,
Lump under arm...big size ..after cutting of this......gray and gritty..bad smell material came out from this ........means .,it could be cheese material ..more favour to Tuberculosis.....
1) hence first of all., go for....
..investigations like ESR, Manroux test and X Ray chest will confirm the Tuberculosis ( TB)
2) If confirm.., immediately consult Chest physician and take good treatment ok
good luck
Answered: Sat, 29 Oct 2011
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
Lump under your arm may be infected lymph node or forming abscess.
If you are diabetic and lump is on the back of your neck then it may be carbuncle,otherwise it may be abscess or infected sybacious cyst.
Consult surgeon and get examined.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 22 Oct 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor