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Dear Doctor, I have swelling in my left armpit. It's painful

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Dear Doctor,I have swelling in my left armpit. It's painful and very discomforting. It feels hard though.What could that be?Many thanks!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

You will absolutely need this examined to get an exact diagnosis, as that can not be done on line.

How long have you had this swelling?

What does it look like?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have had it for 10days. But it getting more painful in last 3 days.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

This looks like infection with abscess.

It might hove started as infected hairs.

It can also be infected lymph nodes.

It can also be infected sweat gland.

It is going to need exam and probably antibiotics at minimum.

Urgent care would be your next step and preferably to day.

The diagnosis can be more clear when examined under magnification.

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