Lump under armpit can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' 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:
|Enlarged Lymph Nodes||95%||Confirm|
|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)||4%||Ruled out|
|Lymphatic Congestion||4%||Ruled out|
|Vasectomy Side-Effects||0%||Ruled out|
|Breast Cancer||0%||Ruled out|
|Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia||0%||Ruled out|
UNDER ARMPITS: Do you have any swollen lymph nodes here?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Often, but not right now
→ 1-2 lymph nodes swollen
→ 3 or more nodes swollen
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.
The lymph nodes that are associated with CFS are small, moveable, not tender and most commonly involve the neck, axillary region or inguinal region.
Enlarged Lymph Nodes also suggests the following possibilities:
The most common symptom of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin.