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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Could swollen lymph nodes in my armpits be linked to early pregnancy symptoms?

DDx: 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). ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. Michael Miller
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Can swollen lymph nodes be sign of pregnancy?

Dr. Michael Miller
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Can swollen lymph nodes be sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Swor
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I still haven't started my, period yet & I have what feels 2 b swollen lymph nodes, on sides of both breast with a few early pregnant sympt. Whts happening?

Dr. Michael Swor
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I still haven't started my, period yet & I have what feels 2 b swollen lymph nodes, on sides of both breast with a few early pregnant sympt. Whts happening?

Premenstrual: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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What is the significance of chronically painful but not swollen lymph nodes that that persists with no sign of infection ? Can i rule out or food al

Dr. Sewa Legha
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What is the significance of   chronically painful but not swollen lymph nodes that that persists with no sign of infection ? Can i rule out or food al

It does not make sen: If the lymph nodes are not palpable or swollen, how can you attribute the pain to the lymph nodes? You need to go see a doctor to help you sort it all out for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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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?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
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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?

Lymph nodes: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Could be...: ....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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I have a rash but no swollen lymph nodes. Can we say is it early symptom of HIV aids?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: If you are worried, get tested.

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Dr. Claude Parola
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Swollen lymph nodes on the right side of neck. Perfect cbc, no obvious signs of illn3ss. On augmintin for 10 days. 6 days down and no improvement?

Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Swollen node: enlarged lymph nodes can be due to infection, malignancy, HIV etc..., if nodes continue to be enlarged and there is no apparent reason for it, then a biopsy may be needed to find out why, sometimes the enlarged lymph node may shrink by itself without ever knowing why it was swollen ...Read more

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Dr. John Rimmer
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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?

Dr. John Rimmer
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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?

Yes: It is unusual to have breast cancer causing enlarged lymph nodes without a mass in your breast but not impossible you should see your doctor and have your situation evaluated an ultrasound and mammogram would be helpful in your work up. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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