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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have had a virus where I lost my voice and had a bad cold

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I have had a virus where I lost my voice and had a bad cold with lots of phlegm production. At the same time I noticed several lumps came up under my armpit. I'm waiting to see my GP but there is a bit of a wait for an appointment and I'm feeling anxious about the lumps.
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Are these lumps tender?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
1 of them is tender to touch, the other one not
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 days ago.

OK

First off, these aren't lymph nodes

These are cysts and they are commonly seen in the armpit

Not any kind of cancer but if one is getting tender it may be getting infected

You can apply warm compresses and see if it will drain but you might need a course of oral antibiotics for it

Please let me know if you need any more information