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Have a small bump on armpit. Looks like pimple but no pus.

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Thought it was an ingrown...
Have a small bump on armpit. Looks like pimple but no pus. Thought it was an ingrown hair but do not see one. Now aftet picking on it, it bleeds and become a small open wound. Anything serious? Possible cancer that the limp can grow?
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

how long has the bump been there?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not sure. I saw it yesterday. But I occasionally have bumps like this but it would hurt that i know it is in grown hair. But this one didn’t hurt mich that made me notice. I would say like a week?
Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

looks like folliculitis, which is small and localized skin infection of a sweat gland or hair follicle.

usually responds to warm compresses. would not be cancer or anything else concerning

Does that help answer your question?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see. But cannot see any ingrown hair inside. It was like a small bump, like a pimple that doesn’t hurt much. So these kind of bumps could just happen and are harmless, right?
Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

yes, so most likely its a sweat gland and not a hair follicle that's infected.
and yes, them are harmless and not cancer.
They respond well to warm compresses applied for 10 to 15 minutes at a time.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see. Thank you so it kinda the same as a bump on leg that doesn’t go away anf doesn’t grow either. I have been having this small bump all my life. Sometimes it grows a bit larger and sometimes it is more flat.
Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

last picture is benign nevus (essentially a skin mole) that is not cancerous either.

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Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

does that help answer your question?

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Dermatologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

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