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Can anyone tell me what this is? adult content

a couple days before i start my period i get a cyst or a boil under my arm sometimes just on sometimes two. they are there for three or four days (painful at times also) and then they either go away shortly after i start or if there is fluid in there i will drain it then they are gone til the next month. anyone know why this could be happening?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:02 AM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Health

Answers (7)
  • Hormones?

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 8:13 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • it could be an ingrown hair..or something more serious. my cousin had those under her arms and has had to have them removed twice because they became infected.

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:17 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • shay no this is not ingrown hair i had the problem about a month ago and it was really painful. this happens every month around my period. dont understand it

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:18 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I've heard something about this before, here actually on CM. I would ask your question in the new comers group, I believe that's where I saw this asked. Good luck!

    Answer by momofone221 at 8:23 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I don't know what it is but if it is tied to your cycle and near your armpit, it could be your lymph nodes.  I would definitely see my doctor.


    Answer by beeky at 8:36 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I would go see your OBGYN.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:42 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Lymph nodes!! Get checked asap!!

    Answer by alphamom26 at 1:15 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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