Found a lump under armpit...worried

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Willow4987 Sat 18-Jul-20 23:07:08

So for the last few days both armpits have felt sore. The right one feels worse and more swollen

I’ve just now found 3 lumps, one in the site of an old mole I had removed about 10 years ago

There’s no rash that I can see anywhere

Trying not to think the worst but calling the GP on Monday

Am I right to be worried? I don’t want to worry DH yet as he’s a massive hypochondriac and I can’t be dealing with his worried looks until the GP says to worry

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delilahbucket Sat 18-Jul-20 23:08:45

It could be swollen glands. Definitely get it checked on Monday though.

ConiferGate Sat 18-Jul-20 23:11:24

You won’t be wasting anyone’s time by checking. I had one for years and it was a blocked hair follicle so they’re not all sinister but only a doctor can tell you. Does it move when you touch it?

Willow4987 Sat 18-Jul-20 23:16:00

@ConiferGate no it doesn’t really move but I’m not pressing very hard as it’s sore. Maybe it would if a doctor did it, I don’t know.

I’ll ring on Monday and hope for the best. Hopefully they’ll actually see me

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MBM18 Sat 18-Jul-20 23:24:33

Get it checked out for peace of mind.
I've had what you've described though and it's always been swollen glands. I also find I get them if I don't be do

MBM18 Sat 18-Jul-20 23:26:50

Sorry, pressed send too soon.
*I also find I get them from a build up of deodorant if I don't exfoliate under my arms with a sponge when I wash.

ConiferGate Sat 18-Jul-20 23:49:05

I’m sure they will see you, or at least give you a referral to a dermatologist or whoever you need to see. Good luck, you’re doing the right thing


2155User Sat 18-Jul-20 23:51:33

Here to provide some reassurance!

Cancer isn't, in a majority of cases, sore or painful. Lumps that are sore or painful are more often than not a 'good' thing.

Head straight to the docs on Monday and don't let them fob you off with no face to face appointment. Get yourself seen.

winniesanderson Sat 18-Jul-20 23:52:08

I'd definitely get it checked out if it's new for you. But it can be a relatively harmless thing, I've had lumps like this a lot. And also in my groin area. Sometimes it seems to be one large lump but the way it forms makes it feel like several small ones for some reason. I don't always have them but have on and off since I was a teenager. Sometimes they're painful but not always. Made worse by shaving and deodorant I think. Infected hair follicles or ingrown hairs. One on my lower tummy got badly infected once and I had to have an op.

IAintentDead Sun 19-Jul-20 00:06:58

I had one years ago and went to GP, she thought it was a swollen lymph. It was worse/painful when I was due on but palpable all month round. It's still there but I am now post menopause and it isn't ever painful.

Willow4987 Sun 19-Jul-20 08:26:31

Thanks everyone. I’ll ring them first thing tomorrow and hopefully they’ll let me go in. They normally do so fingers crossed

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Tanfastic Sun 19-Jul-20 19:57:35

I personally wouldn't worry about a lump under the arm that was sore to the touch as it's probably a swollen lymph node. You can get them from shaving under your arms with a razor even. I get them now and again and after a few days they go down.

I personally would wait a few days and then if they are still there make an appointment.

I'd be more concerned if there was a lump that wasn't sore.

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