• Teresa Teresa
    December 08, 2009
    Sore small lump under my armpit
    Teresa Teresa
    December 08, 2009

    Last night, I noticed I had a small, sore lump under my armpit. It was filled with infection that I can express with my fingers. Should I be concerned? 

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    December 08, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    December 08, 2009

    Sounds like an infection, Teresa. Pus isn't associated with breast cancer tumors, so don't worry about that - however, if the other lump isn't the same (expressing pus, obviously infected), then keep your eye on it. If it doesn't disappear in a week or so, best to have it checked out, OK?

     

    Meanwhile, keep your eye on the infection. If antibiotic ointment and time don't clear it up in a couple of days, see a doctor for more aggressive treatment. Good luck - PJH

     

    P.S. Here are some links you might find useful in the meantime:

     

    Choosing the Safest Deodorant 

    Giving Your Skin a Good Workout

    Skin Rashes, Poison Ivy, Warts, Styes, Ringworm

     

     

     

    • Teresa
      December 09, 2009
      Teresa
      December 09, 2009

      Thank you PJH. I will definately keep a watch on things. It really worried me since my dad has cancer, my sister has had 2 lumbs removed and my aunt had a breast removed.

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