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How Do U Distinguish A Regular Lump In Ur Armpit From An Hiv Lump

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What should I do about the lump in my armpit?

I have had a lump on my breast for 5 yrs. My first and only mammogram so far said not cancerous, but my lump has gotten bigger. Just recently I developed a hard lump under my arm that was more full the first 2 days and is still there for about 10...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If I understand your query correctly, you have two separate lumps-- one on your breast, one in your armpit.In terms of the lump on your breast, even if your mammogram is negative, you should have a persistent lump biopsied. Only through a biopsy,... Read more »

Lumps in the armpit

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I wonder if you could shed some light on lumps I have been getting in the... Read more »

Red lump in armpit

When I was taking a shower today, I noticed a red swelling about the size of the tip of your index... Read more »
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distinguishing ARS from NON-ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i was thinking, how does one know the difference between experiencing ARS and just regular HIV related symptoms (assuming one is positive). is there something about the symptoms experienced during seroconversion that are different than the ones... Read more »

tongue lumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got Lumps on the back of my tongue, i dont know when i got them but its weird because i think they showed up after my HIV test or i just Noticed them and i dont knopw how big taste buds are at the back but these lumps are scaring me because i... Read more »

sore throat, pain in left armpit

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm sorry if this question gets posted a lot.

i broke up with my girlfriend over the last month and for the first few weeks i lost it a bit. i had unprotected sex with 2 girls (twice with the first girl + 4 times with the second)

i really regret this

no... Read more »

Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for about 15 years or so, on meds for 7-8yrs..... and have been doing VERY well.

However, within the last 30 days, I've developed a painful lump (about the size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough... Read more »