A 19-year-old female asked:
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my left under arm lymph node turned back and blue and very sore 2 days ago. now the other arm pit is black and blue as well. what's going on?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Need exam: This is an unusual presentation. Of course, you can't actually see a lymph node beneath the skin, so technically you are describing the skin overlying a lymph node turning black and blue. Trauma which wasn't noticed could account for this but with a lump and both sides...unlikely. This needs evaluation by your doctor. A careful physical examination will lead to the next needed diagnostic steps.
Answered on Dec 2, 2015
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