diagram of lymph nodes in armpit

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

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.
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What can cause prolonged enlarged lymph nodes in armpit and hands?

Many things

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This picture shows the lymph vessels in green. Anything that blocks flow can cause enlarged lymph nodes and swelling. This includes Infection, cancer, or blood clots. There's also "superior vena cava syndrome" which causes swelling in the face, arms and hands on both sides. See a doctor soon to determine the cause!
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Dr. Binu Nair answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Lymph node swelling in armpit, should I be concerned?

Monitoring Centers

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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. Monib Zirvi answered:

What causes pimples and a lymph node in my armpit?

Infection

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Folliculitis, a furuncle, or Hidradenitis Suppurativa are all infections that can cause these symptoms. They can be treated with a combination of oral antibiotics and incision and drainage if necessary. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this.
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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. Binu Nair answered:

Might a swollen lymph node in your armpit be a bad thing?

Yes

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Swollen nodes always needs evaluation unless you have a strong reason suh as obvious infection. Please see your doctor asap.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Why would a lymph node enlarge under the armpit in a female?

"foreigner"

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Lymph nodes are processing centers for the immune system that are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" in our bodies such as bacteria, viruses, or cancer cells. Therefore, we search for any of these possibilities, which may include tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound, and/or MRI. Ultimately, if our concern is high, a nonsurgical lymph node biopsy may be performed.
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Dr. Lonna Larsh answered:

Im only 24 and i feel like small lumps in my breast by my armpit,.could these be lymph nodes?

Possibly

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You need to be examined. Any breast lumps should be checked out.
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Are the lymph nodes on the armpit located closer to your back or closer to your breast?

About the middle

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Lymph nodes under the armpit are located about equally between the breast and the back.
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