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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?

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?

Get a medical exam: 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. ...Read more

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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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Shoulder with armpit feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. Per my physician it's NOT swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Shoulder with armpit feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. Per my physician it's NOT swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Examination: If your doctor who examined you did not find a cause for your feeling of a "swelling" it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to consult a different physician. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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All of a sudden my left armpit hurts and feels kinda swollen, and im on my period. Is that normal?

All of a sudden my left armpit hurts and feels kinda swollen, and im on my period. Is that normal?

Fibrocystic breasts: 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. ...Read more

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When palpating armpits for swollen nodes are both arm pits suppose to feel identical?

When palpating armpits for swollen nodes are both arm pits suppose to feel identical?

Depends: When assessing for lymphadenopathy, the nodes may be evident on one side only if the condition causing their enlargement is on that side. ...Read more

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Painful lump in the armpit coinciding with a cold; cold is now gone but lump is not, although not painful anymore, feels less swollen. Should I worry?

I'd just watch: For a little bit. Lymph nodes often pop up when we are fighting off an infection of some sort. They can stay enlarged long after the infection is resolved. If it becomes red, hot, increasingly tender, for sure, get it checked out. ...Read more

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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...?

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: 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. ...Read more

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Reason for lump under armpit frequently?Its not a lump in actual.I feel the node inside armpit has swollen and this do occur frequently

Reaction: Usually reaction to deodorant . Some deodorant contain zircon products in their ingredients , that may cAuse reactive lymphadenopathy In armpit.a ...Read more

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