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So, for around a week, I had this weird lump in my armpit, and I finally got the guts to press it. What came out was quite similiar to the stuff that comes out of pimples, just that it was more fluid and there was a lot of it. Other things that are different to the pimples I've had during my whole life time, are it's big size, it's huge for a pimple, and the location. So I'm confused: Is it pimple, some sort of infection or what??
Ingrown hair with a possible small infection.
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Well, it might be that, but wouldn't I have noticed the hair or smthng while pressing it? And right now, there is bright liquid coming out of it >_<
Ingrown hairs are most likely. clear it out, shave the area, and keep it dry and clean for the next week or two. you'll be fine.

btw, the pus means it's an infection, as long as it's not constantly refilling, though, you're fine. be careful though, if not taken care of properly, it can turn to staph
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Well, it might be that, but wouldn't I have noticed the hair or smthng while pressing it? And right now, there is bright liquid coming out of it >_<


Just a larger scale pimple pretty much. That is pus coming out, much like what comes out of pimples.
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It might be a cyst.

I just had one in my armpit that got infected and when cysts get infected, clearish-white pus comes out like you're describing.

But infected cysts hurt like a mofo, so it's probably just an ingrown hair.

Whenever something is draining or oozing like that, it's an infection. Keep it clean and don't wear deodorant so it doesn't get more irritated/infected.
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Thanks for the advice so far, it pretty much creeped me out when I pressed it, especially the amount of liquid there was in it :3
I'm not entirely sure WHAT it is, but I agree with mostly everyone here that it's probably an infection. Get all the puss out and keep it clean until it heals and your armpit goes back to normal. That's what I do when stuff like that happens.
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cyst maybe who knows?(a doctor does)
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jk about the cyst
be careful.. you could get/have a staph infection
My money's on a cyst.

Go to the doctor, get that sucker drained and an antibiotic.

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