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I have a swollen lymph node in my left armpit that has been there about a month and now a shooting pain in my right armpit just started.?

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Dr. Hashim Alani answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Lymph node: You need to see a surgeon quickly. It could be benign but, it is better to make sure.

Answered 3/5/2013

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Dr. Kenneth Lee answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Axillary node: Axillary (arm pit) nodes are lymph nodes that enlarge when the body is processing an issue. They can enlarge with a common cold, a infection on the arm somewher (even a cat scratch), and more rarely can be an indication of cancer. Most physicians start with a good history and physical. They may start with a brief course of antibiotics. If it persists beyond a month - a biopsy may be indicated.

Answered 9/28/2016

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