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What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

What causes swelling of lymph nodes in armpit?

Various things: Lymph nodes enlargement can be caused by various reasons- among them would include- infection ( especially in the arm pit- infection of the root of the hair is common), inflammation, wound/trauma/scratches etc, malignancy - for instance- spread from adjacent organ like breast, or lymphoma etc. Infection would be the most common, see your doc and have yourself checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

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 are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

A throat infection: These might be symptoms f a throat infection , like strep throat. ...Read more

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What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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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Can CBC show the causes of swelling lymph nodes ?

Can CBC show the causes of swelling lymph nodes ?

No it is only a guid: It is only a guide and your physician will need a lot more information and if necessary a lymph node biopsy or removal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs?

Inflammation: Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the immune system is active in a part of the body (a regional factory and distibution site for inflammatory cells which travel from the bloodstream and into the lymphatic fluid). Sources of inflammation in the lungs include infection, autoimmune disorders, injury of lung tissue, chronic respiratory inflammation, and malignancies. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are the common causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Infection or cancer: Lymph nodes are like little filters for your blood. Viruses and bacteria that get in your bloodstream end up in the lymph nodes, where immune cells build up like an army. This causes swelling and pain in the lymph nodes. Cancer can also cause lymph nodes to swell, but this is usually painless. Lymphoma is a type of cancer within the lymph noes which causes them to become enlarged. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are some causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Many....: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), i would go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

Many reasons: Multiple different problems could be causing swollen glands in the armpit ranging from infection to cancer. Persistent swollen glands need to checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause pain and swelling of lymph node?

Can cyst cause pain and swelling of lymph node?

Unlikely: 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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Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Probably not.: Causes of enlarged lymph nodes are infection, inflammation, or less likely neoplasm. Hyperthyroidism usually means overactive thyroid gland. If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

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 are probable causes of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Infection...: The most common cause of slightly swollen lymph nodes around the neck are infections caused by viruses and bacteria. Upper respiratory infections, mononucleosis, and strep throat are common infectious agents. After the infection is cleared by the body, the swollen lymph nodes can sometimes take 1-2 months to subside. Much rarer causes are cancers like lymphoma. ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands in throat and neck?

Swollen: Usually infections but rarely cancers, lymphomas , leukemia, . ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in these areas?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

Many things: Swollen nodes are often a sign of infection. This can be due to allergy, bacteria, or viruses. On some occasions lymphoma or other cancers can cause this problem. At 35 it is more likely to be benign. I would ask my doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

Usually some: type of infection, in mouth, gums, salivary gland, mononcucleosis, tuberculosis, etc.. Less commonly, disorders of the lymphatic system, such as lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, sarcoidosis. Even less commonly, metastatic cancer from thyroid, lung, breast, etc. If it persists, you should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more