A Hard Lump In The Armpit Feels Painful When Held?
I want to ask, I have a bump in the armpit, hard and if you hold it a little bit, it hurts a little, why is that?
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Armpit lumps can be caused:
1. Lymphadenopathy, which is an abnormality in the lymph nodes (KGB) which is characterized by a swollen or enlarged KGB with a diameter of more than 1 cm. Can occur due to infection or tumor.
2. Mammae aberens, namely the breast glands found in the armpits. This gland will enlarge and feel pain during menstruation, then as usual again after menstruation. This gland will also enlarge and produce milk during pregnancy to breastfeeding.
3. Lipoma, which is a tumor in fat tissue.
Do not you underestimate the presence of a lump in the armpit complaint. Check with the oncologist for the complaint. Because there are some cases that do need serious handling.
The doctor will conduct medical questions and answers, related physical examinations and supporting examinations that are needed, such as ultrasound and fine needle biopsy. The doctor will provide treatment according to the cause.
Meanwhile, you can compress the lump with a warm compress. The lump is gently compressed. Avoid pressing the lump because it can worsen.
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Thus hopefully useful.