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Your Armpit Lumps May Also be Known as:
Both armpits has a bump
Both armpits has a lump
Both armpits has a mass
Both underarms has a bump
Both underarms has a lump
Both underarms has a mass
Bump in both armpits
Bump in both underarms
Lump in both armpits
Lump in both underarms

Top 6 Armpit Lumps Causes

  1. 1.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, small armpit lump, marble sized armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, small armpit lump, marble sized armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Symptoms of Menopause

    Menopause is the point in life where your period stops. This happens when the ovaries stop making hormones that keep your cycle going.

    Diagnosis doesn't require a blood test and completed menopause is defined as not having a period for the last 12 months. Treatment of symptoms includes diet and exercise, hormonal and non-hormonal therapies, and OTC medications as symptoms occur.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, vaginal discharge, trouble sleeping, muscle aches, anxiety
    Symptoms that always occur with symptoms of menopause:
    hidden: menarche status: perimenopausal or postmenopausal
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). All of this said, most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, small armpit lump, scaly armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells. This disease most commonly affects children between the ages of 2-5 years, and is a much more rare disease in adults. People with this disease get sick very rapidly. First, they feel fatigue and dizziness, and eventually the disease leads to bone marrow failure.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will be able to coordinate your care with a cancer specialist (oncologist). The oncologist will confirm the diagnosis with blood tests. ALL is a serious condition that is usually treated with aggressive chemotherapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, shortness of breath, severe fatigue
    Symptoms that never occur with acute lymphoblastic leukemia:
    inflamed throat
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  6. 6.Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that most often affects the lungs and skin, but can als affect the joints.

    You should visit your physician to discuss your symptoms when convenient.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Armpit Lumps

  • Q.Is the bump in your armpit there constantly or does it come-and-go?
  • Q.How long have you had this bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What color is the bump?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our armpit lumps symptom checker.

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Armpit Lumps Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced armpit lumps have also experienced:

    • 20% Painful Armpit Lump
    • 10% White / Gray Vaginal Discharge
    • 10% Coughing Up a Lot of Fluid
  • People who have experienced armpit lumps had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Over a Month
    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 12% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced armpit lumps were most often matched with:

    • 34% Skin Cyst
    • 27% Lipoma
    • 3% Symptoms of Menopause

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