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Topic: Lump in lower armpit

Forum: Not Diagnosed But Worried —

Breast cancer symptoms vary widely. According to the American Cancer Society, in addition to a lump, breast cancer symptoms can include swelling, skin irritation, dimpling, breast pain, changes to the nipple, thickening of the breast skin, or unusual nipple discharge. Still, some breast cancers cause no symptoms at all. Note: Please do not post pictures of your symptoms. It's important to have anything unusual checked by your doctor

Posted on: Oct 12, 2013 07:09AM - edited Oct 12, 2013 12:30PM by 001outtaa

001outtaa wrote:

Hey there i'm 22 years old girl,one day while laying on bed there was itching i discovered a tiny lump in my left armpit(lower area) though i was already on bed due to broken bone of my leg (shaved my armpit after two months so thought it's some ingrown hair),went to GP after 15 days he said it's just your lymph node swelling he gave me antibiotics but after 5 days my lump was still there and it was little bit shrink then right after antibiotics it's back to very tiny bead size(lump is tender,little bit hard,oval sometimes round,attached to the skin,no hair growth in two pores,black small patch over lump,no visibility no pain at all(may be because i was already taking lots of pain killers),in my periods my lump is more tender and i just noticed swelling(minor) in my upper area of armpit.I'm freaking out because my grand mother died because of breast cancer.Please help meee.

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Oct 13, 2013 12:08AM leaf wrote:

In this age of antibiotic resistance, its not unusual for infections to not be resolved after a course of antibiotics. A grandmother with breast cancer is not a significant family history.

Breast cancer does not normally shrink then grow unless you have breast cancer treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy. The definition of cancer is uncontrolled growth.

If I were you, I'd get it checked out with your doc. We can't diagnose you of course, but to me it sounds like it could very well be an infection.

Classic LCIS.If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them- Isaac Asimov Dx 12/8/2005, LCIS, ER+/PR- Surgery 1/24/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2006 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 13, 2013 09:05AM Momcat1962 wrote:


Approximately 85% of those diagnosed with breast cancer have no "real" family history. I was told that even though my only family history that I know of are two great aunts, that I do have "some" history. If the lump is still there after a couple weeks see your doctor again. God bless.

JER. 33:3 ...ADH Surgery 7/29/2013 Lumpectomy: Left
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Oct 13, 2013 10:08AM 001outtaa wrote:

Thank you ladies for your help.I went to Gp again and he said it's so small,no change over the period of whole month not rock hard,he is sure it's swollen lymph node.But i'm not satisfied planning to get second thought tomorrow because he was scolding me for touching it and pressing on it,he said it won't settle down until you stop playing.My throat is infected too :( He told my mother my lymph node is infected and they're fighting against some trapped infection and gave me antibiotics again.I'm really worried exams ahead and i'm totally sick first fractured leg and now this lump can't concentrate on my studies at all.

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Oct 5, 2014 09:54PM age-13 wrote:

i with you 

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Oct 7, 2014 07:36AM Moderators wrote:

Dear age-13, We are sorry about what you might be dealing with. Although your circumstances are unclear, the fact that you reached out to the BCO community suggests that you are worried about some change in your breast. Please consider the suggestions of those above and see your doctor. Only a doctor can evaluate you and help you figure out what is going on. Often the worry comes from not knowing. It would be best for your state of mind and your overall health to get things checked out. The Mods

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