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Can Breast Feeding Cause Armpit Lymph Nodes To Swell
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
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Yes: If fibrous cysts are in the tail of the breast which reaches up to the axilla. ...Read more
I had baby 5 days ago and I'm breast feeding. I noticed on day 3 when my milk came in huge lumps under my armpits. What could be the cause?
No: Lymph nodes do not cause breast cancer. But breast cancer may spread to the lymph nodes in the axilla (armpit). If you feel enlarged nodes it is best to have medical evaluation to determine te cause of enlargement. ...Read more
My lymph nodes in my right armpit is tender. I feel pain when I touch. Also my right breast is a bit bigger than my left one. Should I be cautios?
Have it evaluated: You should have it evaluated especially if the breast enlargement is a recent finding. Breast asymmetry is often normal if it has always been present. See a gyn doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: You need to be examined. Any breast lumps should be checked out. ...Read more
What's wrong with me? I'm having breast pain, and pain under my armpits, headaches, and swelling of lymph nodes?
Nonspecific: At this time the symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to a viral infection which should run its course in several days. Call your physician for an examination if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
About the middle: Lymph nodes under the armpit are located about equally between the breast and the back. ...Read more
No sign cancer in breast, spread to 2 lymph nodes prominent lymph nodes about 3 inches below armpit, no primary tumour. What is survival rate?
Same as breast mass: Survival rate of breast cancer metastatic to axillary lymph nodes, but without evident primary tumor is the same as that when a primary tumor is evident. It depends on hormone receptor status, HER2status, age and overall health of patient. Also—since some women are cured of this disease and others aren't—it depends on factors of which medical science is now ignorant. ...Read more
I have a swollen occipital lymph node && I am breast feeding, should I stop until whatever my problem is, is under control?
Breastfeeding and ad: Having a swollen node in the occipital area, lymphadenitis is not a contra-indication to breastfeeding. If you have other symptoms that indicates a severe infection, or you are placed on an antibiotic that is unsafe for the baby and you have consulted with your physician, you may want to pump and dump. You should resume breastfeeding asap, meaning as soon as you feel better. ...Read more
Can you please help soft swollen lump in my left armpit during early breast feeding. What is going on?
Plugged duct: You may have a plugged milk duct in the upper outer part of your left breast that has caused some inflammation. The lump could be the actual plugged duct or a swollen lymph node in response to the irritation. Try warm showers, frequent breast feeding and breast massage. Seek medical care if fever, increase pain, chills or feeling ill. ...Read more
Can bump on my right breast disappear during breast feeding? I have done usg and my doctor said it was lymph node
I have a painful lymphnode in my armpit. I am a breast feeding mom. I had that lump 4 months ago and needed antibiotics. What's the problem with me?
Lymphadenopathy: Cannot tell what is wrong without an exam and full history, but it is possible that the enlarged node in your armpit is due to infection that is recurrent. This should be seen and examined by a physician who has the entire history and the capacity to examine you and perhaps do further testing. Good luck. ...Read more
Fair skinned. Part-time breast feeding 3.5 mos. Armpit swelling & can now suddenly see more blue veins across my chest & shoulders. Cancer?
Nah: The blue veins are typical for breastfeeding moms, your superficial veins are expanding to provide more blood flow to the area. I had these too while I was nursing. As far as the armpit swelling, I need more detail to understand the significance of this, are there painful bumps? Overall swelling? I suggest you followup with your primary care doc on the armpit swelling soon. ...Read more
Well...: If they are tender and have not been there for long AND there is nothing going on in the breast, I would venture to say they are inflammatory rather than cancer. That said, I'm a breast oncologist and have seen all sort of things so I would urge you to visit your doc as soon as you can for a good evaluation. If it gets worse or if the breast gets red and inflamed, your MD visit should be urgent. ...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
I woke up today with sore, sensitive skin up and down my left forearm. I also have painful lymph nodes under my arm and breast. What could this be?
Diagnosed with shingles 5 days ago; have lymphedema on 1 arm from removal of 30 breast cancer involved lymph nodes - what if shingles spreads to arm?
Secondary infection: Good news is that shingles always follows set patterns. The outbreaks follow the course of a sensory nerve. So, if the outbreak isn't now near the arm, it is very unlikely that it will go there. You can search online for shingles dermatomes to see the patterns. If it does make it to your arm, secondary infection is your biggest concern. Be careful the blisters do not pop and become infected. ...Read more
Red itchy welts started in arm pits and now in groin area (under wear line)lower back, butt and back of knees. I am breast feeding so very concerned.
HIghly unlikely: If done with sterile precautions. However, the armpit lymph nodes connect to those along the sub clavicle vein nodes and then into the neck. If the lump was cancer, you will need to have sentinel nodes checked, and if these neck nodes do not subside, they too need biopsy. ...Read more
Not likely: Because the lymph drainage from the breast is to axillary and internal mammary (inside the chest near the breast bone) lymph nodes. There might be something else going on. Consult surgeon who did your lump removal. ...Read more
Lymphadenitis: Lymph nodes are the body's second line of defense against infection. They swell with inflammation, trying to fend off bacteria and other types of invasion including some types of cancer. If you have been sick recently or if you have some sort of infection near the affected nodes, that's probably the cause and the nodes will return to normal size in a few weeks. If you're not sure, see your doctor ...Read more
Stoped breast feed 2 yr. Lft breast just stopped secretion with lump. Us for breast "bilateral benign looking axillary lymph nodes" what does this mean.
Unclear: You need images to know about the proper diagnosis, but the lymph nodes normally in your armpits are swollen, but look harmless. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding an almost six month old and she is sick so not feeding as much as usual I have pain and lumps in one breast and armpit what do I do to relieve pain and prevent it from worsening?
Mastitis vs cancer: Doubt cancer at your age but mastitits from cracks in nipples or from babies mouth bacteria getting in or blocked milk glands from not putting babies mouth on whole areola and sucking from the darker ring around nipple and not just nipple, but keep breast feeding to unblock the glands for milk, warm wet compresses may help, tylenol, and antibiotics liek amox or keflex can help besides emptying ...Read more
Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?
Do not check it more often than once in two weeks. If it doubles in size or other lymph nodes get larger, see doctor.
For good health - If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have two lumps, on in my armpit and one at the bottom of my left breast. I'm breastfeeding my 3m/o, no mastitis or problems while feeding.?
Lumps: Difficult to know what these are. You need an assessment and an ultrasound soon. All the best. ...Read more
Mammo and ultrasound shows breast cysts in right breast. I also have swollen lymph nodes under right armpit. What is the cause of this?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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