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Swollen lymph node in arm pit

By October 29, 2016 - 6:44pm
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I have a lump under my arm and have had for several months. Have had mammogram and right breast ultrasound but no issues showed up. I have been having dizzy spells and can't sleep but that could be because I'm stressing too much. Pain radiates down my side and I have had lump in right arm. Dr. says pain is musculature but I disagree. The lump responded well to antibiotics but finished prescription before completely disappeared and then started to grow back again. Going to another Dr. for a 2nd opinion.

I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar issues. The only thing I can think of is I'm having a reaction to the dry spray deodorant that I tried.

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Hello sandylyn,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us about the lump under your right arm.

I am wondering if this is a sebaceous cyst that became infected.

A sebaceous or epidermoid cyst is a noncancerous small bump beneath the skin. Epidermoid cysts can appear anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the face, neck and trunk.
Cysts can become infected and painful.

I suspect that is why the bump initially decreased in size once you started taking the antibiotic.

Speak with your physician. Incision and drainage of the lump may be necessary.
With this method, your doctor makes a small cut in the cyst and gently squeezes out the contents. This is a fairly quick and easy method, but cysts often recur after this treatment.

Your doctor can remove the entire cyst. You may need to return to the doctor's office to have stitches removed. Minor surgery is safe and effective and usually prevents cysts from recurring.

Another option is using a carbon dioxide laser to vaporize the cyst. It results in minimal scarring.

Hope this information is helpful. Please keep us updated.


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