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    Lump in armpit?

    Hello! im a 26 year old woman, i found a very small lump in my armpit, i think it was a month ago, i tought it was from cutting wehn shaving, but 2 weeks later it was still there so i went to my family doctor, he said it was not a swollen lymph node, he said it was fibro something..( i cant remember the name right now) however he did ordered that i had an ultrasoud (breast and armpits)wich came back clean! he prescribted Volatren wich is an anti inflammatory, and said that if the lump did not reduced in size in 10 days he was going to extract it. It has been 1 week i i still feel the lump,( maybe it has reduced by 2%) But i really need to know if you think i should go to see another doctor. In order to feel the lump i need to stretch that area, if i dont stretch it i really dont feel itso this makes me think it MAY me a lymph node since it is so deep and doesnt feel superficial like my doctor said. I have anxiety so im always thinking this must be something bad. I will appreciate your opinion.

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    If you use anti-perspirant, try going without for a few days. It could be a reaction to the aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igit77 View Post
    Hello! im a 26 year old woman, i found a very small lump in my armpit, i think it was a month ago, i tought it was from cutting wehn shaving, but 2 weeks later it was still there so i went to my family doctor, he said it was not a swollen lymph node, he said it was fibro something..( i cant remember the name right now) however he did ordered that i had an ultrasoud (breast and armpits)wich came back clean! he prescribted Volatren wich is an anti inflammatory, and said that if the lump did not reduced in size in 10 days he was going to extract it. It has been 1 week i i still feel the lump,( maybe it has reduced by 2%) But i really need to know if you think i should go to see another doctor. In order to feel the lump i need to stretch that area, if i dont stretch it i really dont feel itso this makes me think it MAY me a lymph node since it is so deep and doesnt feel superficial like my doctor said. I have anxiety so im always thinking this must be something bad. I will appreciate your opinion.
    Your doctor is doing the right thing. its alway a watch and wait period first usually with medication to see what happens. The fact that he will excise the node if it hasn't gone down is sound medical practice so I think he is doing a great job.

    Relax you will be OK. lets us know what happens if you feel up to it.

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