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causes of swollen axillary lymph nodes

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many: A few causes include infections such a hair follicle infection if you shave your armpits, infection of the hand or nails, breast cancer, other cancer. ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: This could be systemic infection, a non-infectious inflammatory condition like sarcoidosis, malignancy either of the lymphatic system or spread of tu ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Nodes: Often time with many types of infections many body part, specifically nodes get inflamed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It is enough of a symptom to need to be diagnosed.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
28 years experience Gynecology
Not usually: Usually pid would cause groin lymph nodes to enlarge not axillary nodes. Both issues need further evaluation.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Keimowitz
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Axillary adenopathy: It would be very unlikely that breast CA would cause symmetrical and bilateral lymphnode swelling. Sounds much more likely to be an infectious/viral ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No, that's unusual: This may be something more than a simple head cold. I'd suggest seeing your family doctor about this. Especially if you have had recent weight loss, f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Lymph node: All lymph nodes have a hilum. The statement you provided, does not suggest any pathology. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, frui ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Could: Be serious or reaction to deodoranrs. Have mammogram and eval.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Immune System: You should celebrate not worry. An active or reactive lymph system represents immune health. Your immune system is doing its job and functioning norm ... Read More
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