Medical Q&As

Mass in armpit - what do I do?

I have discovered a thick mass under my left armpit. It appears to be sore when pressed a lot but I do not think there is a lump. I first noticed an irritation when applying body spray. I cannot get an appointment with my regular GP for a few days and I have become very concerned about it. What should I do?

I think it is important that you be medically assessed reasonably quickly. Perhaps you would feel more comfortable if you waited to see your regular GP. I think it is reasonable to wait for a day or two but if a longer delay were likely then I would see another doctor. You need a diagnosis and you also need to have your fears allayed. If you experience any increasing levels of discomfort or if you develop any additional symptoms I would not wait any further and would attend a doctor without delay.