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Lump in my armpit. Any advice please

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Lump in my armpit. Any advice please
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.
Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani. I have 16 years of experience in the field of Medicine at a tertiary care referral hospital. I am currently reviewing your question.Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.

Hello... I understand your concern. I need some more information please.

  1. May I know your age and gender please?

  2. Has there been any swelling in the neck or in any other lymph node regions?

  3. Has there been any unintentional weight loss of loss of appetite?

  4. Are you running fever?

  5. Are you pale or anemic?

  6. Are you having any bone or joint pains?

  7. Can you tell me the approximate diameter of the swelling please?

  8. Can you upload all your latest lab results and the scan report please (IF ANY)?


  1. Are you able to feel any lump or swelling in the breast or in the upper chest or in the armpit?

  2. Are there any changes in the size or shape of the breast?

  3. Any recent change in the skin texture like puckering or dimpling of the skin or color of the breast, like looking red or inflamed?

  4. Are there any recent rash or crusting or changes in the nipple?

  5. Any unusual discharge from the nipple please?

  6. Have you observed any unusual weight gain please?

  7. Any family history of breast cancer?

Please get back to me with the above information so that I can guide you better.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’m a male and 28 years old
There wasn’t swelling but it was painful at first and now no pain. No weight loss of fevers.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No discharge and no breast cancer in family as I’m aware off
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.
Any redness or local rise of temperature or tenderness or pain and can you upload an image of the region please?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It’s not visible by picture
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.

Thank you for getting back with requested necessary information.

From your symptom analysis and correlating it with history that I have gathered from you I feel that this should be only reactive lymphadenopathy.

This is extremely common in general population and you need not worry about it.

Many times simple innocuous viral infections also cause this type of lymph node enlargement which gets better by itself in 6 weeks to 3 months time.

As such I can assure you that nothing serious is going on and you can just leave it alone and move forward.

Significant lymphadenopathy is defined as a lymph node with a diameter exceeding one cm for cervical and axillary nodes and 1.5 cm for inguinal nodes.

But if you develop symptoms like - prolonged fever/ unintentional weight loss/ loss of appetite/ rash/ bone pains/ pallor or spontaneous bruising/ or sudden increase in lymph node size and the lymph node becoming immobile then you approach your primary care physician for further evaluation of this probable lymph node enlargement please.

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you today!

Is there anything else where I can be of assistance to you in this regard please. We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.

Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you that helps
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.

Get well soon!

I am happy that my interaction was helpful for you and put your mind at ease.

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Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 12 days ago.

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