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Doctor insights on: Aching Lymph Nodes In Armpit

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What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

What does it mean if lymph nodes are sore in both armpits?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.

19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.

See if this helps: It's good that they are moveable and sore. Malignancies often are fixed and painless. Also good that the doctors are untroubled. It 'd be better if they were able to convey relief as well as lack of concern, but tight schedules make that hard. A likely cause is an infection of some sort. A cyst is also a possibility (nothing to fret about). Don't use anti-perspirant. Give it time, then ask again. ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while

Why are my lymph nodes sore in my neck head and armpits? I can't remember the last time they were not uncomfortable. Been off colour for a long while

Lymphadenopathy: There is a host of reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge. If you have widespread noticeable enlarged nodes it is important that you be evaluated. There are benign causes,but there are also serious causes that warrant early evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the lymph nodes in your armpits hurt a few days before your period? I can't feel them but under my arms are a little sore. No visible difference

Can the lymph nodes in your armpits hurt a few days before your period? I can't feel them but under my arms are a little sore. No visible difference

More likely breast: Rather than lymph nodes, I suspect that you have a bit of "ectopic" breast tissue in your armpits. This is not terribly rare. Some women have breast tissue in the armpits. Just as the rest of your breast can get swollen and hurt before your period, so can this tissue. Best to see a doctor at this point in your cycle to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

Infection: Possible infection especially sweat glands, but if does go away next time see your doctor. A so if you r having recurrent problem u need chek up by ur doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

Many things: This picture shows the lymph vessels in green. Anything that blocks flow can cause enlarged lymph nodes and swelling. This includes infection, cancer, or blood clots. There's also "superior vena cava syndrome" which causes swelling in the face, arms and hands on both sides. See a doctor soon to determine the cause! ...Read more

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Lymph nodes in armpit very swollen- 2 months. chest hurts. sore throat. always sleeping. low WBC. high liver enzyme count. high iron count. help?

Lymph nodes in armpit very swollen- 2 months. chest hurts. sore throat. always sleeping. low WBC. high liver enzyme count. high iron count. help?

Continue workup: Your physician will continue the work up to figure out what is going. S/he has the advantage of knowing much more about onset and relationships between the various symptoms and findings, your age and risk factors, etc. I suspect some imaging (ct scan or PET scan) will be done soon and possibly even biopsy. Do not delay in getting any of the tests done. ...Read more

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When should you see a Dr about tender lymph nodes under armpits (both sides)?

When should you see a Dr about tender lymph nodes under armpits (both sides)?

Better to see: Lymph nodes in both armpits being tender requires evaluation. Seeing the doctor sooner may prevent compilations. See the doctor immediately if there is any fever. ...Read more

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I have been dx'd with scc of the skin. I know it has the potential to spread to lymph nodes. I have a pea size bump in armpit. Should I be concerned?

I have been dx'd with scc of the skin. I know it has the potential to spread to lymph nodes. I have a pea size bump in armpit. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: You gave no details about the scc or about yourself. Where is it? How old is it? How large? Ulcerated? Do you have an organ transplant? Hiv? Leukemia? Is the scc in an old burn scar? In a chronic ulcer? Most scc are easily cured and are not life-threatening. If they are on the lips, ears or genital areas they are more serious. If you have impaired immunity it is worse. ...Read more