Signs and symptoms
posted by irene79
29 November 2023

Painless lump in armpit

Last reply: 12 December 2023 15:15

Hi I went to my gp today after finding a lump in my armpit about 4 or 5 weeks ago. It’s painless but yesterday and today I have a tingling sensation going down my arm to my fingers which is annoying only. I checked my own breasts and didn’t feel anything but Iv naturally lumpy breasts.
Gp checked breasts couldn’t find anything either but has referred me to have a mammogram and ultrasound for the lump under my arm as it visibly noticeable with arm lifted but also while looking at me straight on in a sitting position . She said she doesn’t think it’s anything to worry about but better to get it checked out and said I could be called anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks. I’m 44yrs old and 4 months post vaginal hysterectomy due to fibroids and prolapse womb and bladder on hrt 4 yrs as went into early menopause. I feel well in myself but tiredness is my biggest issue. Iv two daughters early teens , husband and my mind is on over drive with if buts and maybes. has anyone been diagnosed with under arm lump or had an under arm lump and it turned out to be ok? Sorry for the rant and TIA

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commented by Cancer Nurse
12 December 2023

12 December 2023 15:15

Hi Irene, 

I am sorry no-one has replied to your query. 

I am very sorry to read that you have found a lump, and that you have been having such a difficult time.

Finding a lump is always worrying. 

Thankfully, most lumps are not cancer, but it is still important to get them checked out. It is the correct course of action that you GP has sent you on to have this lump investigated so that it can be diagnosed and treated correctly. 

When you go to the breast clinic, they may suggest an ultrasound and/or a mammogram or a biopsy depending on what the breast surgeon thinks.

Irene, if you would like to talk to one of our cancer nurses we would love to hear from you on 1800 200 700

Kind regards

Cancer Nurse

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