Swelling and lump on the armpit

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Go to an urgent care clinic! That’s cheaper than ER. Sounds like something that should definitely be checked out asap! 

Post # 3
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

That is not something to take a chance on.  Go to urgent care.

Post # 4
2694 posts
Sugar bee

I’d start out at urgent care. If they’re worried it’s much worse, they’ll send you to the ER. 

Post # 5
13594 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You need to bite the bullet and go to a doctor.  None of those symptoms you listed are normal, and they are clearly getting worse.

Post # 6
4046 posts
Honey bee

That’s your lymph node. Go to the MD!

Post # 7
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

You need to go to the doctor. 

Post # 8
134 posts
Blushing bee

If it happened after shaving, you might have a staph infection from a cut. Have you tried applying a warm compress? There might be a boil. 

Post # 9
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That happened to me once and i was super worried. It was an infected lymph node, a few days of antibiotics cleared it right up!

Post # 10
1626 posts
Bumble bee

You could try calling a few places to see if they have reduced rates for the uninsured. I am a month overdue for a follow up mammogram due to a “probably nothing” finding on the last one. They called me and when I said I wasn’t insured anymore so that’s why I am waiting, I was told I could get a 40% discount.

edit: The ER is going to be way more expensive regardless.

Post # 11
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Put a hot compress on it several times a day. It is probably an infection that needs to come to a head. If you keep putting a hot compress on it, it might open up and drain on its own. You can get ingrown hairs there and they can become infected. It’s possible that it will need to be drained by a professional and you might need antibiotics. Whatever you do, don’t try to squeeze it or lance it yourself. 

Post # 12
359 posts
Helper bee

Hot compresses and castor oil on the lump every few hours… Husband gets them often… Still go to doc. 

Post # 13
9435 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would cash pay a regular doctor or urgent care appointment before I went to the ER. That’s going to cost a ton.

Post # 14
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Minute clinic and other similar clinics charge $100-150 to be seen. You should definitely go get this checked. I had a small infection years ago that grew and I ended up septic and in organ failure. I nearly died and spent 6 weeks in the hospital… dont wait!


Post # 15
4 posts

Infected lymph node most likely. Go to urgent care!

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