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Your Moderate Armpit Swelling May Also be Known as:
Armpit moderately puffy
Armpit moderately swollen
Axilla moderately puffy
Axilla moderately swollen
Moderate armpit puffiness
Moderate axilla puffiness
Moderate axilla swelling

Top 3 Moderate Armpit Swelling Causes

  1. 1.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

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  2. 2.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
  3. 3.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Armpit Swelling

  • Q.Is there anything on the surface of the bump?
  • Q.Have you been around anyone with the same symptoms, possibly exposing yourself to an infection?
  • Q.Have you received an organ transplantation before?
  • Q.When rubbing your bump, can you move the bump from side-to-side?

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