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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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What would cause reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under your armpits?

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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What would cause reoccurring swollen lymph nodes under your armpits?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Dr. Wayne Ingram
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What would cause a swollen lymph node under right armpit? Day 2 of menstrual cycle.

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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What would cause a swollen lymph node under right armpit?  Day 2 of menstrual cycle.

Pac Man returns: Lymph nosed are destruction centers that take care of bacteria that have been captured(eaten) by white blood cells. The right armpit (axillary) area drains the right arm, neck and part of the right side of the head. The most common reason in females for a swollen lymph node is the inadvertent "nicking" of the skin while shaving the armpit area causing a localized infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Solomon Katta
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Red spot on tongue, sore throat, fatigue, stomach ache, rashes in armpits, swollen lymph nodes under armpit and groins, headache, fever, night sweats. What is cause? Do I need urgent care?

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Red spot on tongue, sore throat, fatigue, stomach ache, rashes in armpits, swollen lymph nodes under armpit and groins, headache, fever, night sweats. What is cause? Do I need urgent care?

Yes: You could have Rheumatic Fever, Strep throat or some systemic infection. Please see an Urgent Care doctor or your doctor if they can see you today. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Armpit swollen lymph nodes caused by shaving.. How long it'll take them to go away?

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Difficult to say: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Binu Nair
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What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

Dr. Binu Nair
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What could be the cause for recurring swollen lymph nodes in armpit? Each time it gets swollen it goes away by itself. Is it a cause for concern?

Infection: Possible infection especially sweat glands, but if does go away next time see your doctor. A so if you r having recurrent problem u need chek up by ur doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Zaki Samman
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

Dr. Zaki Samman
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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Untreated allergies for a year. Could this cause swollen lymph nodes in neck, groin, and armpit?

Dr. Al Hegab
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Untreated allergies for a year. Could this cause swollen lymph nodes in neck, groin, and armpit?

No: Pls visit ur doctor, enlarged lymph nodes in different groups/regions, untreated allergies don't cause such. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.Biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.The continue to grow.What could be the cause.?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.Biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.The continue to grow.What could be the cause.?

Correlate: There are a great many malignant and non-malignant causes of generalized lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas / cancers seldom grow this symmetrically. If you're on no rx's and otherwise asymptomatic this is likely nothing. One that's unfamiliar to many pathologists is common variable immunodeficiency presenting in an adult. You always want 2 pathologists' opinions on a lymph node. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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