Lumps in armpit and pectoral area

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I woke up a few days ago with some slight discomfort in my armpit. Upon investigating I found a lump between my armpit and breast. I am assuming it is an enlarged lymphnode. The following morning I woke up with another enlarged node, but deep in my armpit. Both are moveable, feel like the size of a grape. I am absolutely terrified and of course all Google symptoms lead to cancer. I did make an appt as soon as my doctors office opened but she cannot see me for 2 whole weeks. I am a 33 yo female. Has anybody had a situation like this??

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    google is terrible and always scares the crap out of me too. just searching up something totally simple always brings up cancer! google is not a doctor, it just brings up all possible causes. many of which arent scary, but we tend to ignore those and latch onto the cancer diagnosis from a search engine. consider the less scary, more probable causes 😃

    as the user before me posted with similar experience that was harmless, i too can attest that my mom, my aunt, AND my grandmother all have fatty deposits/cysts that are benign just like patty said. my mother's are in the same place you found yours. it's scary to find them of course but they are quite common and won't hurt you.

    we can also consider another option, are you under the weather right now? is it possible that you have an infection or virus of any kind, whether you are feeling ill or have been around or exposed to someone with a transmittable illness? lymph nodes can swell up for any reason at all. Swollen lymph nodes present commonly because of underlying causes other than cancer.

    have you been tired or noticed any unusual weight loss?

    until you can see your doctor, hold on to the positives . you are a 33 year old woman and developing benign cysts like my mom or patty is more common than developing a cancer, and there are many more explanations to your problem than the worst case scenario 😃 keep us updated and i hope you feel better!

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      Thank you! I have not been under the weather but I did just have a horrible UTI less than a month ago that antibiotics only managed to kill about 75% of. I also got a kitten and she left a gross red bump on the right side of my stomach where she stuck her claw in me, so maybe with the 2 of those combined, my nodes are working hard. I'm hoping for the best. I go next Thursday. I will update when I get some answers. Thanks!

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