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: Breast Cancer

Question: Lump in arm pit

 mirtaf30 - Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:59 am

I am 35 year old mother of three who recently had a hysterectomy. I have had pain in my right underarm that comes and goes. I feel alot of swelling and often find it difficlut to put my arm down completely. Last night, I felt a small lump (pea size) in my arm pit. What could be causing this?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:54 pm

User avatar There are some lymph nodes in the arm pit area that can become inflamed and swollen during an infection (commonly a viral infection). If your symptoms persist I would recommend that you see your doctor to have a physical exam.

Rarely, there are some other possible causes that should be investigated if you are not getting better.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

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

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