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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Axillary Lymph Node Tenderness

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I have an enlarged axillary lymph node under my left arm. It is visibly noticeable and quite sore. I've often had enlarged lymph nodes while I was sick bit I feel fine and this one is quite a bit larger than usual.

I have an enlarged axillary lymph node under my left arm. It is visibly noticeable and quite sore. I've often had enlarged lymph nodes while I was sick bit I feel fine and this one is quite a bit larger than usual.

Lymphadenopathy: Studies show that approximately 1.1% of primary care patients presenting with lymphadenopathy have malignancy. The axillary lymph nodes drain the breast, chest wall and upper extremity. Lymphadenopathy that is persistent >3 weeks should be investigated. Most causes of axillary lymphadenopathy are reactive in nature. A full medical history and physical exam should be performed. See your MD. ...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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Axillary lymph node mobile but feels matted. Ultrasound says it looks benign and not enlarged. What might cause this?

Axillary lymph node mobile but feels matted.  Ultrasound says it looks benign and not enlarged.  What might cause this?

Inflammation: Most axillary nodes are reactive or inflammatory .Sometimes can feel matted. Ultrasound fairly accurate at characterizing nodes. ...Read more

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Can abcessed tooth cause pain in ear and axillary lymph node swelling?

Can abcessed tooth cause pain in ear and axillary lymph node swelling?

Abcessed tooth: An upper tooth that is abcessed can cause pain that seems like it is in the ear. Axillary lymph nodes are in the chest and arm pit, and would not be swollen due to an abcessed tooth. You need to see a dentist for the abcessed tooth. If you have swollen axillary lymph nodes, you need to see your medical doctor asap. ...Read more

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I had a FNAC on enlarged axillary lymph node, Neg. CA. Biopsy showed , Fibroadipose tissue, and rare skeletal muscle fragments? U/S in Cpl. Mo.

I had a FNAC on enlarged axillary lymph node, Neg. CA. Biopsy showed , Fibroadipose tissue, and rare skeletal muscle fragments? U/S in Cpl. Mo.

Unclear question: From what you described you did not have an enlarge node, but a fibro-fatty mass, and you do not have cancer in the armpit. ...Read more

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What is left axillary lymph node metastatic adenocarcinoma?

What is left axillary lymph node metastatic adenocarcinoma?

Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...Read more