The Appearance Of A Lump In The Left Arm That Is Enlarged, Feels Painful To The Left Chest
MLM .. Febri I was 29 years old, male sex, I wanted to ask, in my left arm there was a gland .. more or less 5 months, and now it has been enlarged to 2 fingers, and caused pain to my left chest .. what this gland including a malignant tumor? And how to handle it like where?
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of a lump in the left arm that enlarges, feels pain to the left chest, actually can not only be caused by an enlarged gland. Here are some possible factors that often trigger this lump:
Lymphadenitis (inflammation of lymph nodes), such as due to Tuberculosis, HIV, Cytomegalovirus, Syphilis
Lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes due to other causes, for example rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, lymphoma, leukemia)
Skin infections, such as folliculitis, abscesses, cellulitis
Benign or malignant tumors originating from other tissues, such as lipomas, cysts, sarcomas, melanomas
Others, such as contact dermatitis, skin tags, hyperkeratosis, and so on
The conditions above are mild, some are dangerous (malignant). Only armed with brief information like this, it is certainly not appropriate if we determine the potential hazards and the proper handling of your condition.
Therefore, we suggest that you first resolve your complaint by:
Compress the warm lumps that appear as well as your chest that feels pain
Do not squeeze or give any treatment to the bumps that appear
Improve your personal hygiene
Avoid contact between skin and substances that can trigger allergies or skin irritations
Discipline to live a healthy lifestyle every day
During this COVID-19 pandemic, you are advised to stay at home a lot in order to avoid the risk of contracting the disease. Therefore, the examination to the doctor should also be postponed, unless there is an emergency condition.
If your complaint does not subside with the above efforts, if you feel a large enough swelling, high fever for more than 3 days, weakness, fatigue, weight drops dramatically, tightness, as well as other severe complaints, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to yes doctor .. If necessary, later the doctor can refer you to a surgeon or internal medicine.
I hope this helps.