1. First and foremost, the swelling in the armpit has nothing to do with menopause
2. Feel your breasts yourself carefully to look for a swelling. The correct way to feel the breasts: Feel with flat surface of pulp of your fingers with gentle rotating movements. Feel systematically starting in one quadrant, then all the way round coming back to the original spot and finally the central area (containing nipple and areola
3. If the swelling in the armpit feels hard or if you find a swelling in the breast, then consult a General Surgeon
at the earliest.
Otherwise, observe the swelling in the armpit carefully over a couple of weeks and then see a General Surgeon even if it has remained stationary. It is essential that a swelling in the armpit be physically examined by a Surgeon at some stage to know its exact nature.