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Your Pulsing Armpit Mass May Also be Known as:
Pulsing bump in armpit
Pulsing bump in underarm
Pulsing lump in armpit
Pulsing lump in underarm
Pulsing mass in armpit
Pulsing mass in underarm

Top 3 Pulsing Armpit Mass 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.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful armpit lump, marble sized armpit lump, large armpit lump, pink or red armpit bump, armpit bump leaking yellow or milky fluid
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pulsing Armpit Mass

  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

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

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Pulsing Armpit Mass Checker

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