• angela8204 angela8204
    January 31, 2010
    I have a hard lump in my right armpit with a hard line coming from it
    angela8204 angela8204
    January 31, 2010

    I thought it was from shaving but it hasn't gone away. It has gotten smaller but sometimes when I'm sleeping and roll over I get a sharp pain from it. The last few times I've taken a shower I've noticed what feels like a hard vein coming from it. Kind of feels like a hard tenden (sp?) but something isn't right. Any ideas what this could be?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    January 31, 2010
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    January 31, 2010

    Angela, these "ropy" kind of lumps tend to be evidence of fibrocystic change, which is quite common in younger (20s-30s) women. While not dangerous, it can be painful and bothersome. At any rate, this is something you can't afford to self-diagnose; best to see a doctor in order to rule out cancer for sure, then go from there. Good luck - PJH

    • emily
      January 18, 2013
      emily
      January 18, 2013

      so could these types of lumps be anywhere on the body?

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    • PJ Hamel
      January 18, 2013
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      January 18, 2013

      Emily, I'm a breast cancer survivor, and have studied breast cancer symptoms. But I'm not a doctor, so don't know nearly as much about other parts of the body. This would be a question for a medical professiona, so I suggest you ask your doctor, OK? PJH

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