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What causes a small lump under armpit?

Hi about 3 months ago I could feel a small bump/lump under my armpit, I ha e been to my doctors twice who have Sao it is just a swollen lymph node and not to worry. My worry is why is it swollen and why hadn't it gone down. The size has not changed and I wasnt unwell when it came up. I can't stop thinking about it.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015
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Small lymph nodes in armpit is common and not always have some cause. Some times it is due to infection or cancer which is very rare. Since it's there for three month and you are worried so much that I will suggest you should go for one fine needle aspiration cytology test for confirmation.
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