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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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Axilla lymph node swollen during infection. Shrunk but did not return to normal size after infection. Often Feel numbness in my arm now after 1 year?

Axilla lymph node swollen during infection. Shrunk but did not return to normal size after infection. Often Feel numbness in my arm now after 1 year?

It may not return: It may not return to normal size after the infection, but you need to be certain the infection is gone. Uncertain how the numbness fits in. Was it numb during the infections. What type of infection is important also. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Multiple enlarged axilla lymph nodes (largest is 2cm) normal chest xray. High Wbc. High absolute neutropolis. High lymphocytes. Lymphoma Cancer?

Multiple enlarged axilla lymph nodes (largest is 2cm) normal chest xray. High Wbc. High absolute neutropolis. High lymphocytes. Lymphoma Cancer?

Don't assume cancer: Never make assumptions regarding cancer...you are right to be concerned and you should pursue further work-up...this will include a history and complete exam with possible further x-rays....the enlarged nodes could represent infection and not cancer...be prepared for biopsy to make final diagnosis ...Read more

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Multiple lung nodules measure 2- 6mm all test have been ran all were negative. 1.5cm lymph node axilla are all of them to small for pet scan?

Multiple lung nodules measure 2- 6mm all test have been ran all were negative. 1.5cm lymph node axilla are all of them to small for pet scan?

Maybe: The lower limit of detection for pet scan is ~1cm. The lung nodules are too small but the axillary lymph node should be large enough for pet scan to detect if there is increased metabolic activity. ...Read more

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"a solitary reactive lymph node was noted in each axilla" after routine 2 yearly mammogram. Do I need to do anything about this?

"a solitary reactive lymph node was noted in each axilla" after routine 2 yearly mammogram. Do I need to do anything about this?

No: If the lymph nodes are normal sized and have been stable in size over a long period of time (>1year), then continue yearly mammograms.
It is important to perform your own breast self exam monthly. Be sure to check under the armpit, which is where the lymph nodes are, and squeeze the nipple to check for discharge. ...Read more

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On ultrasound they found a subcentimeter non enlarged lymph node on my right axilla?

This is quite small: Lymph nodes are normally present in the axila. As long as they are under one Cm in size, they are considered benign and are not of much concern. Why did you have this test done in the first place??? ...Read more

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Oval enlarged lymph node in right axilla, fatty hillum present, color flow shows vascularity present, told prb benign, 6 month recheck, why no biopsy?

Clinical decision: This is the decision made by your clinician based upon their assessment of your condition. If you doubt that this is correct you should go and get a second opinion. No good clinician will be upset by this. Most will recommend a source to which you can turn. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla...?

Need follow up: By your doctor, if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node, (where they are supposed to be and normal) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up, to rule out it is not some thing serious, go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more

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LT Axilla Pain a week ago. Now RT start hurting. Per doctor no swollen lymph node. Get chills in feet when I sit down. R these HIV symptoms?

LT Axilla Pain a week ago. Now RT start hurting. Per doctor no swollen lymph node. Get chills in feet when I sit down. R these HIV symptoms?

Not likely: These symptoms are unlikely to be caused by (unusual for) HIV. Unfortunately, your symptoms are non-specific and I can not tell you what is causing them without comprehensive history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

Infection most commo: Infection is the most common cause of an enlarged lymph node in any location. If it has been present less than two to four weeks then keep an eye on it. If swelling and redness is severe then you may need antibiotics to clear. If the lymph node is present more than four weeks then see your physician to make sure more serious things are not present. Get your mammogram done also. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

What does it mean when I have sharp random pains in the lymph node area of my armpit?

Mult possibilities: There are many possible causes of pain in the axilla (armpit). Could be from strenuous activity, leading to muscle strain in the region, or could be from trauma. Sometimes you may not even remember bumping yourself in that region. Additionally, should be from a hair that was cut incorrectly or a pimple or a bump there. If does not resolve after a couple of weeks, see your md for an examination. ...Read more

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Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms?

Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms?

LN or something else: LN x 3 months is nt a usual finding. This could be something else such as remnant of an abscess, sebaceous cyst or lipoma which are less likely, etc. Likely benign but have it looked at, perhaps w a POC US + CBC at lease. Bx may or may not be indicated depending on features. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel painless movable lymph node in armpit about 1cm or less for about 6-7 months with no changing in size or other symptoms?

Is it normal to feel painless movable lymph node in armpit about 1cm or less for about 6-7 months with no changing in size or other symptoms?

See below: While not normal, it may not reflect any disease either.
You may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Lymph node swelling in armpit, should I be concerned?

Monitoring Centers: 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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What causes pimples and a lymph node in my armpit?

What causes pimples and a lymph node in my armpit?

Infection: Folliculitis, a furuncle, or hidradenitis suppurativa are all infections that can cause these symptoms. They can be treated with a combination of oral antibiotics and incision and drainage if necessary. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

What to do if I had enlarged lymph node in armpit?

See your doctor: Most likely cause is reactive, meaning reacting to something. Also depends on how large. Other possibilities include such things as infection, malignant, inflammatory. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a reactive lymph node under my armpit and biopsy came back benign.?

Lymph node: I see axillary reactive lymph nodes commonly in females who shave the area seems to be most common in warmer climates, not exclusively. Occasionally I see better results with cool water. ...Read more

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Movable painless (about 1 cm)lymph node in left armpit for about 6-months no change in size No other symptoms Normal?

Movable painless (about 1 cm)lymph node in left armpit for about 6-months no change in size No other symptoms Normal?

No ghange in size: Let an md feel it and for its feel sot or hard and monitot and feel other nodes ...Read more

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Very soft, gushy, moveable lymph node under left armpit. Its Been there 3 months & no change (1.5 cm) I'm an 18 y/o male. Should I be concerned?

Very soft, gushy, moveable lymph node under left armpit. Its Been there 3 months & no change (1.5 cm) I'm an 18 y/o male. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: But it never hurts to have things assessed by a professional. See your family doctor and let them make the decision about whether or not further testing is warranted. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Might a swollen lymph node in your armpit be a bad thing?

Yes: Swollen nodes always needs evaluation unless you have a strong reason suh as obvious infection. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Any infection in arm: Could cause the lymph nodes to swell in the armpit, also infection in armpit itself could do that. ...Read more

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Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

Monitoring Centers: 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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Biopsy ordered for cyst and lymph node in armpit. I'm 18 is this a bad sign?

Not necessarily: Fairly standard to biopsy any mass in the axilla that persists. Could be a benign cyst, reactive lymph node, or infection. Unfortunately cancer is always in the differential. The other possibilities however are more common. ...Read more

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Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms. ...Read more

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Got a swollen lymph node in armpit, it isn't swollen anymore but still hurts. Is this normal?

Monitoring Centers: 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