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Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with HS about 7 months ago, after I had what I thought was an abscess under my arm. It iniitally went away, but a few weeks later returned. After having to go through a mammogram to make sure it wasn't something more sinister my PCP diagnosed me with HS and gave me instrutions to wash frequently and use a pain relieving cream when it was bothering me a great deal.
It cleared up for a few months but now has returned and has been getting worse over the last few months, causing painful bumps all around my shoulder.
It worries me a lot because it's making my shoulder and arm incredibly sore in an achy, sore kind of way and my entire arm seems to be a little swollen (it feels better if I use the pain relieving cream under my arm, otherwise I would be in panick mode). Is this something that happens to other people? I read that the scarring from HS can cause swelling and pain, I didn't realize it coud be this bad without having an obvious, draining wound.
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