How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 35560
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

I have had a virus where I lost my voice and had a bad cold

Customer Question

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: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Are these lumps tender?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
1 of them is tender to touch, the other one not
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 months ago.


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