The Cause Of The Appearance Of A Bump In The Armpit?
Hello. I want to ask about 2 days ago my left armpit hurts and when I press it it hurts more and there is a small lump. I read on google it could be symptoms before menstruation. But before that I never found any symptoms before my period. Finally, I decided to go to a surgical clinic. And that was the first time in my life that I had heard the doctor’s diagnosis, saying that I had surgery because I was afraid of tuberculosis or tumor or cancer. The doctor’s diagnosis made me psychologically down. The question is whether the doctor’s diagnosis is correct or can I still be said to be okay it’s just an ordinary lump? Thank you
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. If you see from the symptoms of a lump, the condition that you experience can occur because:
Swollen lymph nodes
Abrnomal growth of fat tissue or lipoma
Liquid-filled cysts or bags
In your case, the real question is how far the surgeon has examined you. If only just watched without any specific investigations, such as laboratory tests and so forth, moreover the examination also tends to be fast, it is too early for him to immediately say the possibility of tuberculosis or cancer. Because with so many possible causes of the emergence of bumps on the armpits as we stated above, it is not easy to immediately sentence certain diseases without supporting examination, especially directly to a severe condition.
If so, our suggestion is to try to find a second opinion with other surgeons. If the second doctor also says the same thing, then chances are that they are. However, if your doctor has carried out a continuous examination, including investigations including biopsies, blood checks, x-rays or ultrasound, has detected any danger signs such as lumps that enlarge quickly, hard, bleeding, changing the shape of the skin around it, and not in shape irregular, then it is not impossible you experience the allegations conveyed by your doctor.
Then back to the point, the examination was absolutely carried out. If you think your doctor has not done the examination correctly or you are in doubt about the results, check your condition to another surgeon. But if you can't do it, at least you ask if there are other possible treatments besides surgery. So, hopefully answering your question.