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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Under armpit feels swollen for over 4 years. No noticeable swelling but I feel it. Mamogram last year clear. Clear chest x-ray. What do I have?

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A carefully done physical exam from your doctor can tell if there is anything palpable in the armpit(?Lymph nodes). if there is no lymph node palpable, I doubt that you have anything to worry about. Further we can check your armpit with either ultrasound or mammograms or even a CT scan although anyone of these tests alone can show the armpit area very well and exclude anything serious.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Lymph nodes neck and armpits feel swollen for 2+ years but no lumps. Got CBC in Nov all clear. CT scan showed swollen lymph nodes in neck. What is it?

Lymphadenopathy

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Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons. Their purpose is to help fight infection and other inflammatory conditions and these may cause enlargement of the nodes. They can also suggest primary tumors of the lymphatic system. The only way to clearly differentiate is to biopsy, but most clinicians will not do this without a high degree of suspicion as to a malignant condition.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

My right armpit hurts. I can feel a lil lump inside, though not swollen.

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The several possible causes including a simple cyst or enlarged lymph nodes. Have it evaluated.
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All of a sudden my left armpit hurts and feels kinda swollen, and im on my period. Is that normal?

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You may have fibrocysts in your breasts. These increase prior to your period and shrink when your period starts. However, please see your Gyn to make sure that that is all there is to it
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

I saw my doctor last year for a swollen armpit. She advised that it was just a Fat tab...but I feel like something is there...?

Axillary Mass

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The armpit, or AXILLA, can be a difficult area to examine. Common causes of swelling include enlarged lymph nodes, fatty tumors (lipomas), accessory breast tissue, etc. If you perceive that a lump is present & your Dr. cannot feel anything, a simple ultrasound may reassure both you and your Dr.
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Dr. Regina Hampton answered:

breast pain in left breast,feels swollen,bruise forming,glands are sore under armpit,burning feeling.?

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These symptoms could be a number of things: cystic changes, abscess, breast cancer. You should contact your primary care doctor and ask to be referred to a breast specialist (breast surgeon). You also need a mammogram and ultrasound.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

I'm worried about swollen lymph nodes under one armpit--i can't feel them but my doctor did?

Let your doctor guid

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Your doctor can guide you further. Nodes are worrisome if they are hard to palpation and are more than one Cm in size. So ask your doctor about what he/she thinks these are due to? If they are getting bigger a X-ray/scan or a biopsy may be needed if the doctor suspects that the nodes are diseased.
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Dr. Michael Swor answered:

I have pain in my left armpit & it feels swollen. I had an intraductal papilloma in my left breast removed in March. Could the two be related?

Lymph nodes

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There could still be some swollen lymph nodes related to the surgery 4 months ago.
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What can cause a swollen lymph node in the armpit? Mine is only on one side and I feel like its getting bigger.

Many things

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Could be an infected gland or inflamm. But if it is increasing then u should have it looked at at possible a biopsy is needed.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Swollen sore lump under right armpit. I feel stuffy in the head. Should I be concerned about this lump? How long should I wait before dr visit?

Lymphadenitis

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You should get this examined, particularly if you own or have been around a cat. The tenderness is disturbing since it suggests that this is inflammatory and the source and cause of the inflammation should be investigated. Good luck and have a nice Thanksgiving.
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