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I've recently been diagnosed with HS. I've had a lump under my arm for years (10-12 years to be exact). It's always been there, never inflamed, occasionally red and itchy, but never anything severe or anything I'd even notice. I'd even forget it was there most of the time. It was previously diagnosed as a sebaceous cyst. Recently, that lump doubled in size, and was incredibly uncomfortable. I went to the doctor, and he immediately told me I had HS. He did a quick inspection of it and prescribed Clindamycin and Dalacin T liquid for about 8 days and told me to come back in two weeks. That's it. It's been three days and it's slowly increasing in size and hurting me more and more. The only problem is - i don't understand how the lump has been "dormant" for so long with no inflammation. I've had it for such a long time, but this is the first time anything like this happens. It's also the only area where I have it. I also have inverse psoriasis, but it isn't severe. He barely gave me any information, so I have no idea what to expect. I've done research online but I'm still not sure what I'm in for. Is this stage 1? Could this possibly be something else? Is there a chance itll just remain at this level since I've had it be inactive for so long? As in, a recurring lump in my armpit? I'm sure most of these questions have been asked but I have yet to see someone diagnosed with HS that had a single lump appear and stay there for years and years, only for it to get infected suddenly and increase dramatically in size in a day. I don't know if that is the only symptom. Also, could HS cause you to get sick more often?
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