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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Soft Armpit Lump

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

  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.

    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

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  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.

    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
  3. 3.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Soft Armpit Lump

  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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Soft Armpit Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced soft armpit lump have also experienced:

    • 16% Painful Armpit Lump
    • 11% Painless Armpit Lump
    • 5% Armpit Pain
  • People who have experienced soft armpit lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced soft armpit lump 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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