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What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

Usually not sore: Lymph nodes are in all areas of the body. We get concerned about the lymph nodes in the armpit because it is the 1st place a cancer will spread before going to other areas of the body. There are lymph nodes in the breast but they are usually not "sore". I recommend you get an evaluation by a breast specialist and get a breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are low lying lymph nodes in the breasts?

Could you tell me what are low lying lymph nodes in the breasts?

? lymph nodes: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

Had  breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel lymph nodes between your breast? Like on the sides of the breast bone. Have a sore lump above my breast but under the collarbon

Is it possible to feel lymph nodes between your breast? Like on the sides of the breast bone. Have a sore lump above my breast but under the collarbon

Yes, you can: You can feel lymph nodes in this area. Its a good idea to let your doctor know about palpable lymph-nodes in this area. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

Normal: It is a lymph node located in the breast. They can sometimes normally occur there. Like all lymph nodes, they can abnormally enlarge for a variety of reasons, but a normal appearing intramammary lymph node is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

Watch it: Intramammary lymph nodes are common. They are usually not felt but can occasionally be seen on mammograms. Next, a breast ultrasound should be done. If it has benign characteristics, it can be watched. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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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If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years,is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years,is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

Need more info: How do you know the node is benign? How large is the node? Where is it located around the breast? Its not typical for a lymph node to continue to enlarge over years for no reason. Again more info would allow much more informed guidance. ...Read more