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Swollen Armpit Lump
Four months ago I discovered a lump under my armpit, and it itched terribly. It got to the point where it hurt (not majorly, but just a minor discomfort/pain when pressed on,) so I went to my doctor, and he gave me antibiotics. The antibiotics shrank it considerably, and made it no longer hurt or itch, but didn't get rid of it entirely. So my doctor sent me to have a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound on the actual armpit area. He suggested a biopsy, but apparently didn't order one, because he didn't give me an order for it when he gave me the other lab work orders.
Both came back clear, but the ultrasound technician said she didn't see anything at all. This doesn't seem right, since there is a clearly visible lump that you can see and feel from the outside of my armpit. The odd part was that they didn't have any explanations for me at all, as if there was just nothing there. But the armpit lump is still present a month later, and itching again. I feel a little stupid going back to my doctor again after I've gotten clear results, but there's no way there's nothing at all going on when it's big enough to be seen just by looking. But I'm also a worrywart, and every little thing with my health scares me more than it should.
I'm 26 years old. I feel a little weird asking for a second opinion on the ultrasound, and I don't want to sound like a hypochondriac. Should I just ignore it and accept that my body is doing strange, benign things?