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Lumps in armpits. Need help

Greetings, I did not expect a personal answer I was just researching a problem I have. Thank you for your service it is very generous to give your time. I have had lumps coming up in my arm pits. This is going on and off for a few months and just the last couple days I have an outbreak of 5-6 lumps in right armpit, sometimes it happens to both sides at once but this time its just the right side
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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thanks for the query.
If the lumps are on the outer skin it might be boils(furuncles). You have mentioned that it is on and off. Boils are usually painful and might have a pus pointing center. Are you in the habit of shaving your armpit? that might be a trigger for boils. There is a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa where recurrent boils can occur in the armpit. A dermatologist will be able to diagnose it.
Hope this helped, take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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