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Why Do I Feel A Lump In Underarm Where The Breast Is Slightly Tender?

my right breast is tender when touched on the outside near armpit. When I lifted my arm and rubbed down i felt a lump..What could that be? I am on lots of medications but iv been on them for years. I just had an emergancy surgery due to an ectopic pregnancy and had the mirena put back on.
Fri, 7 Feb 2014
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The lump in you armpit could be a swollen lymph node or even a swollen milk gland as a result of your recent pregnancy. A lymph node can be swollen due to inflammation or infection. It should resolve on its own over the next week or so. However, if it does not resolve, you should see your doctor to make sure that it is not something more serious. I hope this was helpful to you, please let me know if you have any further questions.
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Why Do I Feel A Lump In Underarm Where The Breast Is Slightly Tender?

The lump in you armpit could be a swollen lymph node or even a swollen milk gland as a result of your recent pregnancy. A lymph node can be swollen due to inflammation or infection. It should resolve on its own over the next week or so. However, if it does not resolve, you should see your doctor to make sure that it is not something more serious. I hope this was helpful to you, please let me know if you have any further questions.