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A 24-year-old female asked:

Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? no fever yet.

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Dr. Thomas Bragg
Family Medicine 45 years experience
NO: This should not be related to a hormonal problem. Usually when a lymph node (if that is what it is) enlarges as a response to infection or inflammation of which there can be many causes. It may not be a lymph node. It could be a cyst or an early abcess. If it persists, it needs to be checked by a doctor.
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Dr. Alan Seplowitz
50 years experience
See your physician.: This is not a typical place for a "lymph node", so the nodule in question could be something else, perhaps a sebaceous cyst, perhaps a tumor. It would be prudent to have it checked by a physician (e.g. Pcp).
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Last updated Aug 14, 2019

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