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Small Purple Bump On Armpit, Hard To Touch, Squeezing Produces Blood. Any Ideas?

I have a small, pea sized purple bump on my armpit. It is not painful, but tends to get tender if my bra rubs on it. It doesn't look like an ingrown hair, there is no head on it either. it is hard to the touch, i can pinch behind it and feel a hardness to it. squeezing it only produces blood from a pour or follicle. i have had it for about 2 weeks now, does not seem to be getting any larger, and certainly is not getting smaller. what could it be?
Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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Hi,

Thank you very much for choosing healthcaremagic forum.

Based on your description, I suspect it could be a swollen lymphnode or pimple (yes pimples can occur in arm pits) or it could be an infected hair follicle or a small abscess, if it is the former, you need to consult your surgeon at the earliest to know what is causing this lymph node to enlarge.

It is likely to be a lymph node, so do get it evaluated by your surgeon.

Hope this information helps you. Please feel free to utilize the paid section if you wish to discuss the issue in detail.

Warm regards,.

Dr. Yogesh. D
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Small Purple Bump On Armpit, Hard To Touch, Squeezing Produces Blood. Any Ideas?

Hi, Thank you very much for choosing healthcaremagic forum. Based on your description, I suspect it could be a swollen lymphnode or pimple (yes pimples can occur in arm pits) or it could be an infected hair follicle or a small abscess, if it is the former, you need to consult your surgeon at the earliest to know what is causing this lymph node to enlarge. It is likely to be a lymph node, so do get it evaluated by your surgeon. Hope this information helps you. Please feel free to utilize the paid section if you wish to discuss the issue in detail. Warm regards,. Dr. Yogesh. D