causes of swollen lymph nodes under armpit

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Dr. John C. Comisi answered:

What can I do for swollen lymph nodes under armpit?

See your doctor

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If you haven't already done so, you should see your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Would swollen lymph nodes under armpit show up in a chest xray?

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They might, but interpretation might be difficult depending upon their size. CT scan would be much more valuable.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

How come I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit?

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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
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Are swollen lymph nodes under the armpit common before having your menstrual cycle?

No

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

I'm worried about swollen lymph nodes under one armpit--i can't feel them but my doctor did?

Let your doctor guid

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Your doctor can guide you further. Nodes are worrisome if they are hard to palpation and are more than one Cm in size. So ask your doctor about what he/she thinks these are due to? If they are getting bigger a X-ray/scan or a biopsy may be needed if the doctor suspects that the nodes are diseased.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

I have swollen lymph nodes under my armpit. I went for blood work about seven months ago and everything came back normal. I have hot flashes often too?

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Your lymph nodes may be due to folliculitis due to your shaving under your arms
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Please can I get some advice?, I have an swollen lymph nodes under my armpit I didn't really care about it I don't know how to distinguish if it is movable, tender or hard?

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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
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

swollen lymph node in the armpit and what could cause this?

Any infection in arm

Could cause the lymph nodes to swell in the armpit , also infection in armpit itself could do that.
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Dr. Zaki Samman answered:

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

Many reasons

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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.
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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. how long it'll take them to go away?

Difficult to say

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There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...but there is also something called hydradinitis supperativa. The latter is more acne like and takes far long to treat and go away. For now..stop shaving. Make sure you replace the razor frequently and sterilize it in chlorox or the like in between shaves.
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