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What could be causing my swollen axillary lymph nodes? Swollen more on left side but are slightly swollen on both sides

What could be causing my swollen axillary lymph nodes? Swollen more on left side but are slightly swollen on both sides

Need more info: This could be systemic infection, a non-infectious inflammatory condition like sarcoidosis, malignancy either of the lymphatic system or spread of tumor from elsewhere, and there are several remote other possibilities. Go and see a doctor and have this evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

I have axillary lymph node and swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Advice please?

Seek consultation wi: Enlarged lymph nodes can be caused by many different causes. You should go and see a hematologist who is a blood specialist dealing with such problems. You need to be sure that it is not a lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymph nodes. Do don't panic unless there is a biopsy proof of cancer. Moreover lymphoma is a treatable/curable type of cancer. ...Read more

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Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?

Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to  worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?

Impossible to say: That is impossible to say without knowing the entire clinical picture, being able to examine the area and not having access to the results of imaging studies. If you are concerned, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What are the probable causes of a swollen axillary lymph node?

What are the probable causes of a swollen axillary lymph node?

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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After removal of an infected spaceous cyst "on the lateral chest wall" an axillary lymph node which was already swollen became bigger and more tender ?

After removal of an infected spaceous cyst "on the lateral chest wall" an axillary lymph node which was already swollen became bigger and more tender ?

Reactive lymph node: If you had infected " sebaceous cyst" on lateral chest.. it is area of draining lymphatic vessels to axilary nodes( as river tributary) . All bactetia are filtered " cought" in lymph nodes of this area. Normal immune system reaction is swelling,.. inflammation is reaction to infection in area. As infection heals , lymph-nodes pain and swelling resolves.( antibiotics may be needed if severe ...Read more

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For a year now I have had swollen axillary lymph nodes, and swollen itchy breasts and nipples it hurts so bad! I have breast implants.No insurance?

For a year now I have had swollen axillary lymph nodes, and swollen itchy breasts and nipples it hurts so bad! I have breast implants.No insurance?

Follow up!: You should start by seeing your plastic surgeon. This should be at no charge to you. If he/she considers appropriate further evaluation you can discuss with him/her the possible options for you. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Both of my axillary lymph nodes are extremely swollen and look bruised because of prominent veins.?

Both of my axillary lymph nodes are extremely swollen and look bruised because of prominent veins.?

The opposite: Prominent veins of recent onset reflect proximal obstruction, the swollen nodes could be causing the high venous pressure, the opposite is not true. ...Read more

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Focal cortical thickening of axillary lymph node measuring 4.4 mm - What does this indicate?

Focal cortical thickening of axillary lymph node measuring 4.4 mm - What does this indicate?

Specifically,: it means that in a localized spot (focal) there is thickening. Some experts have suggested that thickening or hyperplasia (cell proliferation) may indicate the presence of cancer, but there is no agreement that this non-specific finding definitely indicates cancer. It can result from other reactions within the lymph node. The size of 4.4 mm is smaller than most lymph nodes involved by cancer. ...Read more