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Soft lump underarm

ericman25

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Hi!

I noticed in March a soft lump near the fold in the armpit between bicep and tricep muscle.

I panicked and I went to a ultrasound and the doctor saw nothing except muscle.

The lump never disappeared and I lived my life without any worry.

For no reason, I’m beginning to doubt the diagnostic of the doctor since the lump is still there. I’m trying to find explanation on the Internet and i’m literally freaking out.

I find myself stupid to doubt the expertise (and the ultrasound) of a doctor but I can’t help myself since the lump is still there...
 

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Sometimes they won't disappear for a long time. I mean the benign ones.
Also if it's not growing bigger then I think you don't need to worry really.
 

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Sometimes they won't disappear for a long time. I mean the benign ones.
Also if it's not growing bigger then I think you don't need to worry really.
Even if it’s growing, it doesn’t mean it’s to worry. My doctor told me even benign lumps grow.
 

ericman25

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Sometimes they won't disappear for a long time. I mean the benign ones.
Also if it's not growing bigger then I think you don't need to worry really.
It’s not growing, same size than in March.
 

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I have a 2cm lipoma on my stomach. Freaked me out too.
 

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I'm experiencing something similar, I think I noticed it around the start of the year too.
I had an ultrasound in March but that was mostly for my breasts (I had breast/nipple pain and was terrified) and although she looked a bit at my armpit, I'm scared that she didn't focus on it enough if that makes sense? That's what my anxiety tells me anyway.
Mine's more hard than soft, and it itches and stings (especially after I itch it).
I thought it was mostly okay but it's come back recently and it's kickstarted my anxiety again.
When I went to the GP for it a few months back, he just said it might be a reacting for no reason... but I don't know.
It's making me lose focus on my studying and I'm kind of scared.
By the way I'm female, 19, and I have problems with sweating (so I'm hoping that might be a cause of it).
 

ericman25

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I'm experiencing something similar, I think I noticed it around the start of the year too.
I had an ultrasound in March but that was mostly for my breasts (I had breast/nipple pain and was terrified) and although she looked a bit at my armpit, I'm scared that she didn't focus on it enough if that makes sense? That's what my anxiety tells me anyway.
Mine's more hard than soft, and it itches and stings (especially after I itch it).
I thought it was mostly okay but it's come back recently and it's kickstarted my anxiety again.
When I went to the GP for it a few months back, he just said it might be a reacting for no reason... but I don't know.
It's making me lose focus on my studying and I'm kind of scared.
By the way I'm female, 19, and I have problems with sweating (so I'm hoping that might be a cause of it).
Hi worriedbella,

im a male, 23,

our stories are quite similar, I noticed the bump after an intense workout. My skin near the armpit was very itchy. I guess the sweat caused it.

Mine is painless and quite soft. The doctor told me at the ultrasound that he didn’t saw anything disturbing, only muscle.

i’m scare right now for no reason. We should remember that underarm lumps are rarely fatal diseases. Most of them are cysts and fatty lumps.

Since you had an ultrasound, you should trust the doctor!

Hope you will feel better :)
 

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I'm experiencing something similar, I think I noticed it around the start of the year too.
I had an ultrasound in March but that was mostly for my breasts (I had breast/nipple pain and was terrified) and although she looked a bit at my armpit, I'm scared that she didn't focus on it enough if that makes sense? That's what my anxiety tells me anyway.
Mine's more hard than soft, and it itches and stings (especially after I itch it).
I thought it was mostly okay but it's come back recently and it's kickstarted my anxiety again.
When I went to the GP for it a few months back, he just said it might be a reacting for no reason... but I don't know.
It's making me lose focus on my studying and I'm kind of scared.
By the way I'm female, 19, and I have problems with sweating (so I'm hoping that might be a cause of it).
Was the breast nipple pain all day or don’t and go
I'm experiencing something similar, I think I noticed it around the start of the year too.
I had an ultrasound in March but that was mostly for my breasts (I had breast/nipple pain and was terrified) and although she looked a bit at my armpit, I'm scared that she didn't focus on it enough if that makes sense? That's what my anxiety tells me anyway.
Mine's more hard than soft, and it itches and stings (especially after I itch it).
I thought it was mostly okay but it's come back recently and it's kickstarted my anxiety again.
When I went to the GP for it a few months back, he just said it might be a reacting for no reason... but I don't know.
It's making me lose focus on my studying and I'm kind of scared.
By the way I'm female, 19, and I have problems with sweating (so I'm hoping that might be a cause of it).
What was the outcome of the breast/nipple pain? Was it on both or just one? Was it an all day thing? How long did it last? Was it throbbing pain?
So many questions. Sorry. But i’m actually going through the same thing.
 
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I agree, looks like muscle, and I have the same thing.
 

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@ericman25 Yes, I agree! We should just trust the doctors, and it usually doesn't feel like much - I think I might have irritated my armpit recently, so that might be why it's painful again. I don't believe it's gotten any bigger than what I noticed in March, which is also a good sign.
Looking at your picture, I think it does look like muscle! You said you work out, so it seems very plausible!

@bigjetplane6 It's okay! I'll try to answer all of the questions in detail. Quick TMI warning for boob stuff: The symptoms were mostly on one side, but I treated both sides. It turned out to be a staph infection - I experienced pain that I remember describing as burning, like something was constantly rubbing up against my nipples and making them hurt. But I think it was almost like a throbbing too. It also felt like something was coming out of my breasts, I searched on Google and found that it's like the feeling of "letting down" but whenever I touched my nipples, they were dry. It was definitely an all-day thing, and HA made me fixate on it constantly.

Other symptoms were that I had were straw-coloured discharge (indicative of staph), some crusting(?) but it was either "normal" milky discharge or the previous medication I was using which was a thick white cream. I also had a bit of skin peeling around the breast (this scared me A LOT) but it disappeared when I stopped using the ointment. Note: I also got diagnosed with thrush last year in August and so I can't tell which symptoms belong to what but I feel like I might have been mis-diagnosed because the thrush creams never worked and the staph ointment did.

Also - I had eczema as a baby, and although it doesn't bother me much anymore, it turns out that I have eczema of the nipple? It randomly itches, and my nipple was swollen(?) and kind of pebbly for a few months. I think it was caused by my excessive showering after the virus broke out. It's really hard for me to find any product that works well with my skin, so I shower with water and I don't know any moisturiser that works with my skin so I just leave it. I shower as little as possible (gross as it sounds) and with barely warm water for 15 mins max.

Can you relate to any of that?
 
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