• Melanie Melanie
    September 12, 2010
    Hard, pea-sized lump in my armpit
    Melanie Melanie
    September 12, 2010

    I am 21 years old. I've had pain under my armpit for a few days, but no lump. However today the pain is gone but I felt a pea-sized hard lump in my armpit, which is a also a little raised. It is not close to my breast though. I am very concerned..what could it be?



  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 12, 2010
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 12, 2010

    Luckily, Melanie, at your age breast cancer is exceedingly rare. This sounds like an infection of some kind that's settled in a lymph node. Keep your eye on it; if it's still there in a couple of weeks, best to see a doctor to find out what it is, OK? In the meantime, please read our post on armpit lumps; you'll find more helpful information there about whether/when to see a doctor about this. Good luck - PJH

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