I've had a lump in my underarm for two months. It was preceded, it seemed, but general underarm pain on both sides - I looked for an infected bump or something that was the cause and never found it. Then a lump either popped up or I found the one I'd missed. The armpit soreness eventually went away but the lump remained.
Saw my doctor; he said cyst.
It continued to get bigger, armpit pain returned, as well as some itching, the lump itself was slightly tender. Went back to doctor, he said infected something. I can't remember what (not because it was a bizarre medical term, I just can't remember.) Said it didn't really feel like anything to worry about (he mentioned some characteristics of malignant lumps that my lump didn't possess); come back in three months if it was still there.
So I've been doing my best to ignore it. Not touching it, not thinking about it. But this morning I woke up in a puddle of sweat - actually not worried about that part, because my bedroom gets insanely hot and it felt like I'd been sleeping on the surface of the sun - and sure enough, that armpit is sore again. I've actually noticed that sweating seems to cause a lot of soreness on that side since the lump popped up.
It's hard to ignore and driving me crazy again. The soreness isn't really focused around the lump so I don't even know if they're related. I've tried using deodorant and not using deodorant. I don't shave my underarms.
The lump is deep under my skin, no redness, no external bump. My left underarm looks swollen to me but TBH that could be my imagination; it's hard to tell. I ran my hand over it lightly and I can't feel an immediate bump distorting it, so whatever it is is still at least flush with skin level. I resisted the urge to really feel for it because I figure that won't lead anywhere good, especially since I have two months before I can go back to the doctor.
I don't want to die anytime soon. I mean, I know nobody does. Just...eh, we all know what it's like to worry about that. And it's so hard to enjoy the life we do have when we're worried about dying.