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Question: 11 year girl with lump in armpit
|drniff - Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:41 am||
My 11 year old daughter has a hard pea-sized lump in her lower armpit where there is a lymph node. The lump is red. Under the skin there is more swelling that radiates to about the size of a nickle. She does not shave but has recently begun to use deorderant on a regular basis. I am concerned and not sure if we should wait to see if it goes away or go to the doctor right away. She has had the lump for two full days.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:25 pm||
There are a few possibilities. This may be a clogged sweat gland or skin pore that has become inflamed. Less likely, it may be a lymph node. The lymph nodes in this area tend to be deeper, though.
If the area is not getting better or if it is painful I would recommend you have this checked out. There may be a small infection brewing that needs drainage or some antibiotics.
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