I found a lump

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
I found a lump
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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 10:05pm

I'm kind of having a freak out moment. I know it's probably nothing. I was showering and noticed a tender spot in my armpit. I usually can tell when I'm sick because my armpit is tender, but I've never actually felt a lump before. It's about the size of a raisin and doesn't move around. I think it's a little higher than when I'm sick and it's a swollen lymph node. Of course I googled it and got a variety of opinions. Has anyone had any experience with this?  

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: shywon
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 10:58pm

I haven't had a lump in my armpit, but I have had one in my breast, even requiring a repeat extra-sensitive mammogram.  Try not to get freaked out about it because it will probably be nothing--just call your M.D. as soon as you can.  Will be sending you positive vibes.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 8:10am

Shy; I agree with Music.. Just schedule an appt. with your doctor but my adivce would be not to get radiated and ask or push for thermography and ultrasound if they insist on having it looked at western medicine style..

Oh; and I would also start alkalizing your body with greens and fruits and maybe some juicing organic veggies... only thing you need a juicing machine for that.. and start taking Vit.D...

let us know and yes try not to panic.. sending love and positive energy your way..

 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 8:31am
I've been eating plenty of fruits and veggies. So much so that I struggle to get enough calories after I exercise. I've been taking vitamin d since last year. It helps a ton with my energy levels. I hate going to the doctor! It seems like the minute I call, whatever it is always gets better. This morning, it hurts even worse and I can actually see whatever it is right below the surface. It's probably just a cyst or clogged duct or something. But dang it hurts!!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-1999
In reply to: cfk_3
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 11:27am

I have experience with whatever that may be and they can be a bit scary because they are tender.  I'm not proud to admit this, but I hate the Dr. too and will usually procrastinate or not go at all.  You could give it a week and if it's still swollen/tender, go ahead and make an appointment.  I have always assumed when that happens, that it's an ingrown hair but better safe than sorry.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-27-2002
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 12:26pm

Hi,

Fortunately I have not had any experience with this but I feel for you........ :) I also hate going to the doctor, but in this case I would to put your mind at ease more than anything.

Good luck and please keep us updated!

Mel

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 8:23am
I don't think it's an ingrown hair because there's no head on it. It does keep getting closer to the surface and I swear it's bigger this morning. It's definitely more painful. I think I will wait until next week to call the doctor unless it gets too painful to bear.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 12:47pm

Don't wait past Monday--you don't know if you can get an appt. right away & why keep worrying about what it might be?  If it's something you'd want to start treating it right away and then if it's nothing, you can know and stop worrying.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2005
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:43pm

I did have a lump once that I could feel, but it wasn't painful at all.  It ended up just being a small fluid filled cyst that disappeared.  Wish I could be more helpful-  but I think it's a good plan to call the doctor on Monday if it hasn't resolved.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-23-2008
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 9:24pm

I had one in my armpit, it was a boil. Hurt like hell to drain it, but that's what I did and it eventually went away.

BTW there is such a thing as male breast cancer... it's very deadly and nothing to sneeze at.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 12:34pm
This morning I'm thinking it can't possibly be anything cancerous because if little cancerous lumps hurt this badly, people would find them far sooner than they do. If it's not gone by Monday, I'll call the doctor. It's probably something infected, which is just gross! It's all red and raised up this morning. Still no head on it, though, so I still don't think it's an ingrown hair. Those are easy to get rid of.

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