News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Oncology Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Oncology Answers List

Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: pain in armpit

 det - Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:15 pm


i was unsure where to post this, but i felt it may be connected to lymph nodes, so i am posting here.

i'm a male in my 20s, good health. just this morning, i felt a pinching pain in my left armpit, towards the lateral side. putting pressure on it a certain way, i.e. pushing it laterally, results in the pinch that i described. there's no redness or rash that i have noticed.

even though i tried to physically check, i am unsure if there is any swelling. the odd thing also is if i slightly pull on the hair on that side of the armpit, i can still feel that pinch, something that makes me think perhaps it's skin related, because the lymph nodes are probably deeper within.

i plan on asking a doctor about it, but can you please provide me with some insight as to what it may be? something possibly serious, or just a little hiccup?

thank you so much.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:04 pm

User avatar I doubt this is anything serious. It could be a clogged duct or infected hair follicle. I would wait it out and talk to the doctor about it to be on the safe side.

Good luck.


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here