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Recurring pus filled lumps in the armpit. Should I be worried?

I have a little lump in the armpit that comes and goes for months. I am seeing a Dr. since another one appeared next to the first, but now they are both leaking a yellowish substance; it´s kind of like apaste in one, smells like sweat, the other leaks a pus-like liquid, yellow and stinky, with a bit of blood; they don´t hurt if I don´t bother them, you know, squish them and such. I am scared, this second lump has been there a couple of weeks, I don´t now if I waited too much to make an appointement with my gyn, since I was in my period. What could it be?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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From the description provided, it could be a case of recurrent boils or sebaceous cyst. Boils would respond to oral antibiotics and if required incision and drainage but sebaceous cyst requires excision of the cyst.
Please do not manipulate the lesion as may lead to infection.
kindly meet a surgeon or dermatologist nearby for evaluation and treatment.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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