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Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

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Swollen lymph nodes (LN) can come from a variety of causes. In medicine we call this a differential diagnosis (DDx). A large DDx is here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)64620-X/fulltext - There is a need to evaluate: patient age, LN location, duration of symptoms (sx), other local (eg sore throat) & systemic sx (eg enlarged spleen)
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Can swollen lymph nodes be sign of pregnancy?

Not usually

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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
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Dr. Michael Swor answered:

I still havent started my,period yet & i have what feels 2 b swollen lymph nodes,on sides of both breast with a few early preg sympt. Whts happening?

Premenstrual

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Sounds like premenstrual changes of increased hormonal levels. Could be early pregnancy signs as well. Get a test and monitor symptoms. See a Gyn specialist if any persistent pain.
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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Depends

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Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See Dr for exam.
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Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of hiv infection?

Could be...

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....but also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to believe you may be HIV positive, I encourage you to visit your doc right away. Good luck.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Swollen lymph nodes on my face, neck, collarbone and groin w/ night sweats,no signs of infection. Dr wants to wait two weeks for recheck? Is this ok?

Thats quite reason--

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able thing to do, as in 2 weeks the enlarged LN from most viral infections would be better and smaller as you feel better. Make sure you get a recheck with him. At that time, he'll probably run some tests depending on any localizing symptoms/ signs you have. Good Luck.
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Dr. Alan P. Hendin answered:

I have painful swollen lymph nodes under my arm pits and along the sides of my breasts. Should I worry? They have been this way for four weeks. I have no other signs of infection. They are really painful. Could it be cancer?

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Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of the body fighting local infection, but can also be a sign of a tumor - or cancer- growth in some circumstances. IF glands are swollen on both sides of your body, and are uncomfortable or painful, this makes INFECTION a much more likely cause. Skin infections, in the pores and hair follicles ("folliculitis") can cause local infection from common bacteria that are on our skin, and the body will frequently fight this off and resolve it on it's own. NONETHELESS swollen lymph glands should be evaluated by your health provider whenever they last more than a few days: only with a complete history and examination can it be determined if you need treatment for an infection (sometimes w/ topical antibiotics ON the skin, sometimes ORAL ANTIBIOTIC medication), or if more investigation is necessary to determine the cause of the swollen glands
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Dr. Kenneth Smith answered:

Swollen lymph nodes, one on either side of neck. Both small, between .5cm-1cm? Should I worry? Is the symmetry a good sign? How long should I wait?

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Small less than 1 cm freely movable not matted to surrounding tissue. Not source of great concern. But should be monitored. If change enlargement of other symptoms fever night sweats fatigue further evaluation indicated.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Hoping you can tell me, is beating pulse on neck a sign of swollen lymph nodes?

No

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That is unrelated.
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