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Lump under armpit

4 Apr 2020 08:22

Hi there,

I recently found a lump under my armpit. It is the size of a small marble. Due to the current situation with coronavirus I have not been examined by a doctor. I was able to talk to her via video call. She has prescribed antibiotics. I am really worried. It is not red or angry looking and is a firm lump to touch. Does anybody have similar stories to share?

Lump under armpit

4 Apr 2020 20:27 in response to Lolstar

Hi Lolstar,

I'm having a similar situation with a lump on the right side of my neck. I was examined by a doctor 6 weeks ago and she felt it was nothing sinister, but when she checked my throat it was red and inflamed. The lump is still there so I phoned the doctor on Monday and they prescribed a course of antibiotics as the infection may be more deep seated. I'm just waiting for the antibiotics to work, it's a 10 day course. I also had blood work done the last time and all came back normal. I had another blood test on Wednesday so will know the results on Monday. I understand completely how stressful and worrying it is. 

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4 Apr 2020 22:41 in response to unicorn3

I have the same problem lolstar I'm 20 years old I fount a swollen lymph node under my right armpit it's small moveable and feels firm I also have one on right side of my neck small moveable but feels softer so I'm freaking out I have had a body wide eczema flare up ongoing for at least 9 months without any antibiotics to ease the inflammation so I'm putting it down to that but I'm freaking out like you to cause google says lymphoma and stuff i do smoke aswell only for under a year but still scary especially when I'm very physically active all my life and drink tons of water daily i think it's best if we get antibiotics and see how that goes and I also think we need blood tests to make sure everything is fine you like me probably feel really healthy and fit but just to check would ease our minds hopefully the antibiotics work for you and I need to get some myself cause the stress is killing me hopefully they work and we're fine 

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24 Apr 2020 02:27 in response to Lolstar

Hi lolstar, I have found a lump under my armpit as well. Suspect it's a swollen lymph node. Did you get a better diagnosis from the doctor since your post? Would be great if you could provide an update. Thanks and take care. 

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19 May 2020 04:28 in response to Lolstar


I am going through the same thing unfortunately, I found a random bump/lump on my armpit, no redness but it's hard, then I started to panic also I didn't notice it on any other days before, so it shocked me to find it appear spontaneously.

As usual, google doesn't help and puts anxiety at a mile.

hope it's nothing serious, 

& hope you're okay x



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19 May 2020 20:10 in response to Lolstar


I had a lump under my left armpit end of last year/ odd blood results mid year and it all turned out to be nothing so far Happy had a scan of the lump and the consultant was not worried about it. I hope things get figured out for you xx

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21 May 2020 17:00 in response to Lolstar

How are you?

Last week I found a lump in my right armpit. It's round like a sphere, it feels like those small silver balls you used to secondary's cakes with. Remember those? They tasted vile haha. Anyway, it's just below the skin in my armpit, it isn't fixed inside the armpit wall or anything. I can get it between 2 fingers and wiggle it about and when I stretch the skin out it stretches with it.  I've been worried sick it's cancer because it doesn't hurt and is so firm.


Its been a week and it's not gone but it's not grown. I was hoping it would have started to shrink but it hasn't so much mines been racing. I'm crying ruling this. It's only small but it worries me. I even fiddled with it in front of a mirror and weirdly as i wiggle it side to side between my fingers you can see it's a white small ball just below the skin. It's the size of one of those small silver balls or a bit smaller than a petit pois pea. 

I hope you're ok.

Libby x 

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21 May 2020 20:54 in response to Libbyd40


You might not want to touch/ fiddle about with it so much, because it can probaly affect/infect or get worse otherwise. Just let your GP know asap, that's what I did, I know it's affects your mood and it's upsetting to look at but be positive you're not alone x

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22 May 2020 00:32 in response to lubnaaa22

Thank you.


i know, I am probably preventing it from shrinking with all the prodding I do. Xx

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22 May 2020 10:29 in response to Libbyd40

Hi all, first time posting on here. I found a lump under my armpit about two weeks ago. I phoned the doctor and he diagnosed a swollen lymph node or potential shaving infection. Well it's still there and it hasn't got smaller or bigger but I now can feel a couple more, directly under the skin. Where they are looks a little inflamed so it could be shaving related but I'm worried sick and think I should probably phone the doctor again. 

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22 May 2020 10:30 in response to lauraloo1983

Oh I'm sorry, I'm dealing with a similar worry. Ring your gp and let us know how you get on. Xxxx

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22 May 2020 10:32 in response to Libbyd40

Thank you, hope you're ok too. Just really don't want to go near the doctors with everything going on but I know I need to put my health first. Xx

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22 May 2020 10:37 in response to lauraloo1983

Maybe ask for a phone call? See how that goes? I understand as its a worrying time. Hugs to you xxx I posted a thread about what I found in my armpit last night. A week ago I found a round ball in my armpit. Just below the skin not deep inside. It's a bit smaller than a petit pois oea. It reminds me of the silver balls you used decorate cakes with lol. Round and firm but wiggles between my fingers and isn't attached to the armpit deep inside. I'm monitoring it for a few weeks then have to see my GP I guess. I've no lump in my breast. 

I understand how scary it is. I'd say yours sound like lymph nodes which could be raised if infection in the armpit. I know it's hard but try not to worry and see what your GP says xxx

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22 May 2020 10:43 in response to Libbyd40

Thank you xxx Hope everything works out for you too. Mine is like if you stretch my skin it disappears, I can also feel the hair follicle through it if that makes sense?! The first one I felt hasn't got any bigger or smaller, like you it feels a bit like the silver balls you have on a cake. When I spoke to the doctor a couple of weeks ago he asked me if it was hot which it isn't and I don't have any lumps anywhere in my breast either. It's like I'm so worried about what they say I don't want to phone them again but I have to just suck it up. I've got two young kids it's just making me feel sick. It's only my husband and you guys I've told! I'm still working as well so it's a really hard time at the moment. Xxx

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22 May 2020 10:50 in response to lauraloo1983

Oh you poor things. I have had infected hair follicles before down below and they grow hard lumps. 

Mine is painless and a solid round ball I can wiggle between my fingers. It's the size and feel of one of those silver balls. I was worried about how hard it is. It feels so close to the surface like it's just below the skin. I'm trying to not touch it at all but I can't help but check and wiggle it between my fingers numerous times a day which I'm sure makes it feel bigger. 

I'm also too afraid to ring my Gp about it again so I'm just monitoring it and will call her in 2 weeks if need be. Did your GP seem concerned? I honestly think yours sounds like small glands from maybe a hair follicle but call your gp maybe do a video call and see what she thinks then if she needs to see you explain your concerns. My gp used to say he would rather I came the the doctors than sat at home worrying for weeks on end, what's worse, second guessing and all the what ifs or getting to the gp for an answer that may reassure us.