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Axillary Lymph Nodes Swollen Causes
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
My axillary lymph nodes are painful and swollen both sides, more painful the left side. Currently have a cough/cold - related? Or something different?
Nodes: Often time with many types of infections many body part, specifically nodes get inflamed. ...Read more
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
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
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
Not usually: Usually pid would cause groin lymph nodes to enlarge not axillary nodes. Both issues need further evaluation. ...Read more
Axillary adenopathy: It would be very unlikely that breast CA would cause symmetrical and bilateral lymphnode swelling. Sounds much more likely to be an infectious/viral process. ...Read more
Both axillary lymph nodes were very sore yesterday and now they are just very bruised. I have a head cold. Would that cause the bruising?
No, that's unusual: This may be something more than a simple head cold. I'd suggest seeing your family doctor about this. Especially if you have had recent weight loss, fever, night sweats, sore throat, fatigue, decreased appetite, menstrual changes or other constitutional symptoms, even if they were subtle before. Easy bruising is also a concern, especially if it is new. Please see your doc ASAP. Feel better soon! ...Read more
All lymph nodes have a hilum. The statement you provided, does not suggest any pathology.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Immune System: You should celebrate not worry. An active or reactive lymph system represents immune health. Your immune system is doing its job and functioning normally. ...Read more
What's the natural size of axillary lymph nodes in their normal state? I heard they can be up to 2cm. If that's true, how come they cannot be felt?
No: Feeling of auxiliary lymph node is not normal. It may suggest infection, cyst or lipomas or malignancy. ...Read more
Blocks lymphatics: The lymph nodes are accumulations of white blood cells which filter the extracellular water being carried back to the blood steam from all over the body. If the nodes are mechanically removed the lymph channels are no longer connected resulting in accumulation of extracellular water (edema) upstream from the removed nodes. Please see question 750811 for more details. ...Read more
Swelling of the arm: On occasion patients can get swelling of the arm called lymphadema. People with lymph node dissection should refrain from blood pressures and needle sticks in the affected arm. ...Read more
There is a heterogeneous fibroglandular distribution. There are axillary lymph nodes present bilaterally. Mammogram report, any worries?
Heterogenous: Fibroglandular distribution is simply an assessment of breast density, and doesn't imply that there is any abnormality. "Dense" breasts may make the mammo more difficult to interpret, and therefore may decrease the sensitivity for detecting cancer, however. Axillary lymph nodes are commonly present on mammography, and unless they look abnormal, are not a cause for concern. ...Read more
I am 48 year old- ultra sound results say that there are bilateral axillary lymph nodes -16.3 x 6.6 mm (right) and 13.5x6.4 mm (left). Is it alarming?
Maybe: Sounds like you are in good hands with your doc. You Need to be patient with your doc as the work up is in process ...Read more
Sono mamogram reveles axillary lymph nodes largest measuring 1.3 cm on right and 0.8 cm on left. Radiologist not significant they are benign.
My left axillary lymph nodes are enlarged. I have no cancer and HIV symptoms. What are the other reasons?
Enlarged lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are filters on the lymphatic channel. They act like barriers to anything the body might wish to contain...Cancer, infection, and some autoimmune diseases. If you have an infection 'down stream' the nodes will catch the infection and protect your body from the organism. Definitely get them checked out...Your body is fighting something. Best to listen to it. ...Read more
I have a few of Bilateral Axillary Lymph Nodes. Is it a serious medical condition? Also I have large of fibrous dysplasia whole 7th rib.
Relax: Everybody has axillary lymph nodes. They're your friends. If they're not preposterously enlarged, rock-hard, fixed to the bone, or draining something suspicious, they're best ignored. Any dermatitis on your hands can make them big. Fibrous dysplasia is like a birthmark except it's in bone. It also is a non-problem except in a few rare syndromes -- your other ribs will protect this one. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel small soft moveable axillary lymph nodes while nursing? Not sure if it's fat tissue or lymph nodes. Feels glandular/nodular.
Yes: There is a tail of breast tissue that extends into the axilla and you can get small cysts especially if you are breast feeding. If they feel hard or persists after breast feeding get checked ...Read more
I have a result of probable intramammary lymph node in right axillary tail and reactive axillary lymph nodes bilaterally. What is follow up or ideaa?
Depends on: Your age, personal and family history, and co-morbid conditions. Assuming that you are less than age 50, have no personal or family history of breast disorders, and are otherwise healthy, a follow up exam in one year is probably advisable. Confirm with your doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?
You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review.
Good luck. ...Read more
Of course not: Any trivial injury or rash can do this, or often we never find the cause. ...Read more
Flu shot reaction: Yes, as a secondary reaction you can get a swollen acillary lymph node. ...Read more
How long after surgical removal of axillary lymph nodes can richard have a bath. Can he use shower gel?
Ultrasound finds benign axillary lymph nodes with intact hilum bilateraly, largest 1.3cm on right 0.8 cm on left, one 5mm fibroidenoma in both breasts.
Not exactly sure: What the question is, but the axillary lymph nodes sound like they are normal. Ultrasound cannot specifically diagnose a fibroadenoma, but probably benign nodules that likely are fibroadenomas are usually followed up at 6 month intervals for 2 or 3 years to assess stability. ...Read more
My wife US Showed Bilateral fibrocystic disease and ductectasia (BIRADs II). small right sided fibroadenoma (BIRADs III). Bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes, likely reactional. What should She do? Is it serious? Thanks
Talk to doctor: Your doctor should be the one who can discuss these issues with you. It does not seem that she has any cancerous lesions but then one needs to examine the lymph nodes to be sure. ...Read more
I have reactive axillary lymph nodes under both my arms, did 2 scans showed reactive. Its tender mostly when menstruating? I have it 10yr now?
Lymph nodes: Reactive lymph nodes are doing their jobs. Our lymph system helps to fight off infections. As long as they are reactive with benign characteristics then you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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