View Full Version : Lump On The Arm pitt? Sorry if this is too personel

02-15-2006, 11:06 AM

For the past few months I have had a lump under my arm pitt, but for the past few weeks its starting to hurt and appears to be slightly bigger. My dh sais its nothing to worry about, recently my uncle has had skin cancer on the nose and his daughter has brain tumours and cysts on ovaries and knee. I am now starting to panic.

Has anyone else had any lumps or know of anyone else? If this is too personel please delete the thread. Thanks

I will make a doctors appt tonights, but not sure when I can get in. Especially when it comes to taking kids with you. :rolleyes:


02-15-2006, 11:10 AM
Please please please get to a doc asap. Not to alarm you, its more than likely a cyst or a blocked gland (or could even be glandular fever related) but you need to know NOW :grouphug:

02-15-2006, 11:11 AM
I'm pretty sure you have lymph nodes in that area, but never hurts to check it out. Good luck!

02-15-2006, 11:12 AM
Yes, you need to see your doctor. Make sure you tell them about the lump and how long you've had it. There are glands that extend that far and a good doctor will check the armpit area when doing a breast exam. Hope it's nothing, but better safe than sorry. Good Luck :grouphug:

02-15-2006, 11:28 AM
I had one of these under my arm pit, I went to my GP it was a swollen gland, I would recommend you go and see your GP, mine was painful and it went down by itself {hugs}

02-15-2006, 11:38 AM
Please please please get to a doc asap. Not to alarm you, its more than likely a cyst or a blocked gland (or could even be glandular fever related) but you need to know NOW :grouphug:

I agree. See your doc. ONe of my best girlfriends found a lump in the same spot last summer. She was pretty freaked out and couldn't see her doc for a day or two. I had her over for drinks that night. Helps to talk to your girlfriends. :grouphug:

Her doc agreed that it was nothing bad, just a blocked gland. It went away on it's own. Please don't wait, make an appointment.

02-15-2006, 11:42 AM

Thanks for your support. I tried ringing the doctors, but they are closed this afternoon. I will phone them tomorrow morning to make an appt. My dh said he will come home from work early to look after the kids. I didnt want the kids to be there.

I could just imagine my 6 yr old asking why am I showing my ****s to the doctor :rotfl2:

Thanks for your support. My dh said he is sure it isnt anything to worry about, but he agrees to get it checked out in case.


02-15-2006, 11:43 AM
Please go, its probably nothing but its not worth taking that chance. :)

02-15-2006, 11:47 AM
As everyone else has said please go to the docs :thumbsup2

I have suffered from very lumpy, sore armpits - until I realised that the only underarm deodorant I can use is fragrance free Mum :rolleyes:

I even went so far as to pay for a mammogram (which was negative :cool1: )last year as I became somewhat paranoid :blush:

Chances are you'll be fine but don't forget to let us all know how you get on :hug:

02-15-2006, 11:47 AM
Please get it checked out with your doctor :grouphug:

02-15-2006, 11:48 AM
I had glandular fever a couple of years ago and got a lump in my groin and it was sore under my arms. Have you had any other symptoms like tiredness, feeling warm?
It is always best to check it out with the doctor as they can test the blood. As others have posted it could be something as simple as a blocked sweat gland. I hope everything is ok, sending pixie dust your way :wizard:

02-15-2006, 11:52 AM
Everyone is right by saying go to the Drs.

I have had it myself a few times and it it a blocked gland, but I did need some medication for it, I left my first one for a while and it really hurt.

02-15-2006, 11:53 AM
Hi, i have had one since i was 14 in my armpit and i developed one a few years back just below the armpit side of my breast.I was told it was a skin tag and i had to have day surgery,to get it removed.It was done under local anastetic.These are very common apparently.Do see your doctor , so they can reassure you.Take care :goodvibes

02-15-2006, 11:58 AM
although it may seem bad, keep your chin up and visit doctors immediatly. the men and women on here seem to know there stuff. think postive. hugs are on there way...

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

florida sun
02-15-2006, 12:38 PM
As everybody else has said, please get it checked out :goodvibes

Good luck, Im sure it will turn out to be nothing to worry about :grouphug:

02-15-2006, 12:53 PM
Obviously getting it checked out is important,

However I had a MASSIVE lump under my arm that just got bigger & bigger and it turned out to be in ingrowing hair from having my underarms waxed.



02-15-2006, 01:04 PM
i hope this turns out to be nothing :grouphug: better to get it checked and know for sure
good luck :)

02-15-2006, 02:12 PM
:grouphug: Hi Michelle, I hope that you manage to get to see the Doctor tomorrow and that it is something minor. A friend of mine suffered terribly with lumps under her arms and had to have them drained, but they cleared up after a while

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow

02-15-2006, 02:57 PM
Hope it all is OK

sending you a :grouphug:

02-15-2006, 03:08 PM
hope all turns out fine, sending you :grouphug:

02-15-2006, 03:15 PM
Obviously getting it checked out is important,

However I had a MASSIVE lump under my arm that just got bigger & bigger and it turned out to be in ingrowing hair from having my underarms waxed.



I was going to add that my self except for I getting them from shaving, so I get waxed to prevent them.

Good Luck I hope everything goes well.


Ware Bears
02-15-2006, 05:41 PM
Sending you :grouphug:

I also am sure its nothing but best to get it checked out. :wizard:

02-15-2006, 06:21 PM
It's never worth taking the risk with something like this. My mum found a lump a few weeks ago but it turned out to be nothing, still freaked us all out :( Please let us know how you get on, I'm sure it's nothing!!

02-16-2006, 08:20 AM

Thanks for your advice and support. My GP cant see me today, but I have an appt for tomorrow at 4:30pm. My dh is finishing work early so I can go without the kids.

I am sure your right its probably nothing, but with the recent scares in my family I am a little paranoid when it comes to any lumps anywhere.

I will let you know what he sais tomorrow night. :goodvibes

Thanks again


02-16-2006, 08:25 AM
Hope it all goes ok. :grouphug:

02-16-2006, 09:19 AM
Hope all goes really well for you :grouphug:


02-16-2006, 09:31 AM
:grouphug: I'll be thinking of you

Mandy :)

02-16-2006, 10:14 AM
Would like to add my best wishes and good luck too! It does sound sore and lets hope that means its going to be a blocked something or other and nothing more serious. And if all you have to show at the doctors is an armpit when a child is in the room - hey girl! youve not lived!! :rotfl: Theres a lot more embarrasing things to put on display at the docs with your youngest looking on I can tell you!!!
All the best for tomorrow

02-16-2006, 05:21 PM
sending you lots of :grouphug: for tomorrow

Best to get theses things looked at straight away

02-17-2006, 09:29 AM
Hi Michelle,

How did you get on? Sending :hug:

02-17-2006, 09:32 AM

The appt isnt until 4:30pm.

Thanks for asking and I will let you know when I get back


02-17-2006, 09:34 AM
Hope everything goes well Michelle :grouphug:

02-17-2006, 09:35 AM
Good Luck!

02-17-2006, 11:45 AM

Just to let you know he said ?boil or infected lymph gland. He gave me some antibiotic cream to apply 3 times a day. I was told off for waiting till it became infected. I have to keep an eye on it, it could turn into a cyst which is then a problem especially if becomes infected. Nothing to worry about at the moment, but keep an eye on it.

Thanks for your help and advice. I really appreciate it.


Claire L
02-17-2006, 11:47 AM
Glad to hear all went well, and keep applying that cream! :)

Claire ;)

02-17-2006, 12:04 PM
So pleased that it went well. Take care :Pinkbounc

02-17-2006, 12:05 PM
....and try to rest up if you can too - not easy with kids I know but it could help things heal :thumbsup2

02-17-2006, 12:30 PM
Hiya ,that's brilliant news :goodvibes

02-17-2006, 12:47 PM
Great news :)

Verity Chambers
02-17-2006, 01:09 PM
Glad to hear all is well. :)

02-17-2006, 03:11 PM
That is great news Michelle! Well, not great news you have an infection LOL but great news it's nothing worse :)

02-17-2006, 04:22 PM
Great news ~ Glad it all went well :goodvibes

02-17-2006, 06:14 PM
Phew! Glad it was good news. Just take it easy :thumbsup2

02-18-2006, 02:43 AM
That's great news Michelle :thumbsup2

02-18-2006, 02:49 AM
Glad it went well..:)

02-18-2006, 03:25 AM
great news :thumbsup2

disneyholic family
02-18-2006, 04:14 PM
Sorry i didn't see this earlier for a few reasons. For one thing, painful lumps tend to not be what you were fearing it to be.

But just one important thing to note, since it was brought up.
Breast cancer is now 97% survivable. That is indeed remarkable.
But of course you have to get yourself to a doctor in order to be treated. One of the worst possible responses is for a woman to be terrified into inaction, when action will save your life.
When you have something like this, get yourself to a doctor and get it checked out pronto. More than likely it will be nothing. But if it's something, it is NOT a death sentence. Far from it in fact. But treatment of some sort will be required. The sooner the better.