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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Skin - Colored Armpit Bump

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced skin-colored armpit bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  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.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Armpit

    Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the node becomes larger as it fills with inflammatory cells. This often is a result of an infection but can occur without a known cause.

    Enlarged lymph nodes should go away within a week or two.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    armpit lump, movable armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit:
    armpit lump
    Symptoms that never occur with enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit:
    fever, unintentional weight loss, hard lump in the armpit
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  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.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored groin bump, marble sized groin lump, small groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored groin bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is a common skin problem where hair follicles are infected by bacteria or fungi.

    Mild cases clear in a few days. More severe ones can cause hair loss and scarring.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, facial bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with folliculitis:
    small facial lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.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"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin - Colored Armpit Bump

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Is the bump hard or soft?

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Skin - Colored Armpit Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced skin-colored armpit bump have also experienced:

    • 15% Armpit Lump
    • 12% Painful Armpit Lump
    • 11% Armpit Pain
  • People who have experienced skin-colored armpit bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced skin-colored armpit bump were most often matched with:

    • 100% Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Armpit
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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