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Lump in armpit. Swollen, red, tender. Infection or cancer?

Hi my name is Mohammed i had a swollen lump underneath my armpit after i trimmed which was very painful for a few days it was red a tender especialy if being touched or if i apply any pressure. The pains has almost worn away but theres a hard lump still remaining. I want to know is this a infection of the lymph node or may potentialy sounds like cancer thanx.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM
The descrption you have given suggest that you are suffering from a boil or furuncle.
When the hair follicle is damaged by a scratch or other break in the skin, the bacteria is able to move deeper into the follicular tissues, causing an infection and resulting in a boil. Boils more common in diabetic and obese patients.
I suggest you to see a surgeon immidiately , start antibiotics, he will drain it or do a FNAC to rule out cancer which is less likely in your case.
I hope i have answered your queries.
wish you Good health
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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