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Im a 42yr old female, i found a lump in my armpit, its not

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I'm a 42yr old female, i found a lump in my armpit, it's not painful, went to the doctors last week and she has refered me to hospital for more tests which is next Wednesday, my breasts and neck and collar bones are free of lumps, I'm worried sick that it's breast cancer, there's no history of it in my family, I have got breast implants aswell had them about 7 years, I can't eat or sleep with worry , please can you help me
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this lump?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How big is it?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any other lumps in the other axilla or in your neck or groin?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Welcome.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please answer the questions that I have posted above.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thank you.

Customer: About 3 weeks, about the size of a small grape,no lumps anywhere else
Dr. Shahzad MD :

This is most likely a lymph node.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Lymph nodes commonly enlarge due to infections.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One of the causes to consider is cancer obviously.

Customer: Could it be cancer
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just with one lump that is small in size and not increasing in size and number cancer is UNLIKELY.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Therefore I would not worry too much about cancer however I would still investigate to be dead sure.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But I personally think that you are going to come out clean.

Customer: That's made me feel a lot better, even though I haven't been or felt ill recently can this still happen to your lymph node? Iv been working really hard lately and taking caffeine tablets to keep me going so perhaps I have been run down but extra caffeine has masked this
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I personally have two lymph nodes in my neck that have been present for years. So you have had a minor infection that you may not have noticed which has caused this node to appear.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would not worry too much if I were you.

Customer: Thank you so much hopefully I will sleep tonight, sorry to go on but could it also be caused by lifting heavy things I was lifting 25kg potato bags for 4 days and I really struggled as I'm 5f 6 and weigh 8st 1, I feel like I might have pulled tissue or something on my implant,
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I agree with that. But I think its nothing serious like cancer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Something that should go away.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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