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Doctor insights on: Armpit Lymph Nodes

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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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How to tell if my armpit lymph nodes are swollen?

Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more

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Pain under armpits. Lymph nodes not enlarged, blood work is all normal. Dr thinks its muscle. Its been over a month. Less in the evening, more daytime?

Pain under armpits. Lymph nodes not enlarged, blood work is all normal. Dr thinks its muscle. Its been over a month. Less in the evening, more daytime?

Armpit Pain: Pain can occur under your arm for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is a brachial plexus injury. This is trauma that occurs when the shoulder is pressed down and the head is pulled away from that shoulder. It often occurs in contact sports or from a fall. In addition, problems with the nerves of the arm, or brachial plexus, such as neuropathy or dysfunction, can cause pain. ...Read more

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I know breasts can be tender before menstruation but can armpit lymph nodes be tender and swell too during that time?

I know breasts can be tender before menstruation but can armpit lymph nodes be tender and swell too during that time?

Past history: That can happen to some people. Use your past menstrual history as a guide to determine if this is normal for you. Since you are 27 you have had many menstrual cycles. If this always happens then it is likely your normal pattern. If this has never happened to you before then it can’t be considered normal and should be evaluated ...Read more

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Is it possible that an armpit lymph node can swell with no pain from an infected wisdom tooth?

Is it possible that an armpit lymph node can swell with no pain from an infected wisdom tooth?

No: The lymphatic drainage into the axillary nodes does not emanate from the oral cavity. Your cervical/submandibular, perhaps supraclavicular nodes would be affected but not the axillary ones. ...Read more

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Would bicep tendonitis or tear cause armpit lymph node of same side to to swollen and painful?

Potentially: You might want to check for other causes as well, but the biceps originates from two tendons in the shoulder area and then inserts through a tendon in the proximal forearm/elbow. A biceps tendon tear can definitely cause pain along the upper and inner arm. Again there are other causes as well. ...Read more

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I have a painful left armpit lymph node, causing pressure, coldness, and tingling in my left arm. Have had in right armpit too.

Sure it's lymph node: Are you sure these things aren't sebaceous cysts or subcutaneous abscesses? They kind of sound like that instead of just straight out lymph nodes. ...Read more