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Burdened with glorious booty
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Okay, so before I say anything else, I'm going to a doctor about this tomorrow (hopefully, if I wake up in time to make an appointment) - I just want to know what the hell this is.

In my right armpit, there's a teeny tiny lump there. When I squeeze it, it feels like a tiny ball under the skin. It's been there since I don't know when, a long while, and I never did anything about it before because I thought it would go away, it wasn't causing me problems and I thought it was too small for me to try and go to a doctor about (I assumed it was nothing - I used to have my armpits professionally waxed, and she never said anything about this or mentioned it being odd at all). The reason it's bothering me now is because, last night before I went to bed, it started to hurt slightly, and tiny beads of puss came out of it. Now, I'd assumed there was some kind of puss in the thing anyway, given that it smelt ever so slightly, but this still came out of nowhere to me. For the entirety of today, it's been hurting and more puss has turned up.

I know a doctor is likely to sort it out, but does anyone have any idea what this thing is, and if it's harmful? I doubt it's anything massively harmful (if it is, then I'd likely be dead already, it's been there forever), but I'm worried about this sudden change in it.

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Burdened with glorious booty
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Whoops, I put this in the wrong forum, sorry.

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Armpits really aren't our area of expertise, nor is dermatology.

So, best bet? Just hang in today and see your doctor tomorrow as planned.

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