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Durham, NC
A 39-year-old female asked:

Periodic swollen lymph nodes under armpit. tender to touch. very small, can barely feel but it does hurt. 3rd occurrence. different arms. ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Hidradenitis: periodic swelling of glands in arm pit would be more clearly defined especially with relationship to causative factors such as a primary site of inflammation spreading to nodes. Also recurrence appearing at random at different sites and with glands so small they are difficult to palpate. Appears more likely to be inflammation of sweat glands in armpit possibly secondary to shaving.

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