What Causes Lump Under Armpit?
Lump under armpit can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose lump under armpit, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "lump under armpit" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Vasectomy Side-Effects
- Infectious Mononucleosis
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Lymphatic Congestion
- Kali Mur Need
- CLL Leukemia
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
current atypical headaches
high systolic blood pressure
having had a vasectomy
having had a few sexual partners
multiple painful axillary nodes
morning stiffness lasting hours
fatigue after slight exertion
current very sore throat
minor pain in cold/cool/damp weather
... and more than 90 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of lump under armpit:
|Kali Mur Need
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
UNDER ARMPITS: Do you have any swollen lymph nodes here?
→ Don't know
→ Often, but not right now
→ 1-2 lymph nodes swollen
→ 3 or more nodes swollen
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no axillary node swelling, frequent swollen axillary nodes, swollen axillary nodes or multiple swollen axillary nodes, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
|A breast self-examination should always include the armpit because breast cancer can enlarge the armpit lymph nodes even when the breast itself seems perfectly normal.|Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
|The most common symptom of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin.|